On the eve of the 20th century, an enchanting love story is about to unfold in this critically-acclaimed film
from director Pupi Avati. Having been told that true love exists only in novels, beautiful young
bride-to-be Francesca reluctantly agrees to an arranged marriage to Edgardo, a wealthy older man whom she
detests. While reciting her vows, Francesca instantly falls in love with Angelo, the handsome stranger
standing beside her husband. As Francesca scandalizes the wedding party with her flirtations, her family
and Edgardo frantically attempt to reassure the gossiping partygoers. As the next century dawns with the
promise of new beginnings, Francesca may prove to everyone that true love does exist after all.