Giardino dei Finzi-Contini, Il

Giorgio, at last!
Why don’t you come more often?

Alberto is so alone.
I'm glad you're here this Passover.
Sir, I was so pleased
to get Alberto's invitation.

I didn't even know
Micol had come back.

Fortunately our Micol
is home again.

It's so sad without her.
Behave, boys!
I can't breathe that way!

Alberto's told us
so much about you.

They're childhood friends.
How's the thesis going?
You haven't used our library lately.

After Passover
I'll be there again.

Will your thesis be ready by June?
I wonder.
You should get it done...
before they issue a decree
that now literature also...

is Aryan.
Such a lovely glass.
What's it for?

My daughter brought it from Venice.
It serves, she claims...
to predict the future-- a joke!
What has it said?
All sorts of things.
First we asked if I’d get my degree,
and it said no.

if Micol will marry.
To this the answer wasn’t clear.
Third, it said war is coming.
A long war...
painful for everyone,
not just for us...

But finally...
ending in total victory...
for the forces of good.
It's the young man.
Come on in.