Julia and Julia – Giulia e Giulia (1988)

Julia and Julia - Giulia e Giulia (1988)

Taglines: A love trapped between two worlds.

Julia, an American woman living in Trieste, Italy, becomes depressed and traumatized after her husband Paolo is killed in a car accident on their wedding day. Six years later, Julia inexplicably finds herself sliding in time between two different worlds, where in one she is still struggling with her grief over Paolo’s death, and in the other she is married to Paolo.

In the latter time-line, Paolo is alive and well with their five year old son, and Julia is having an affair with a British gentleman named Daniel. The frequent supernatural sliding between these two worlds threaten to drive Julia crazy, as she begins having difficulty in telling them apart, and as she learns which world she is currently living in.

Julia and Julia (Italian: Giulia e Giulia) is a 1987 Italian drama film directed by Peter Del Monte. The screenplay by Silvia Napolitano, Sandro Petraglia, Joseph Minion, and Del Monte is based on a story by Napolitano. Starring are Kathleen Turner, Gabriele Ferzetti, Gabriel Byrne, Angela Goodwin, Sting, Lidia Broccolino, Yorgo Voyagis, Mirella Falco and Maurizio Tabani.

The film debuted at the Venice Film Festival in 1987. A dubbed version was given limited release in the United States in January of the following year by Cinecom Pictures and earned $901,364. It was released in foreign markets as Giulia e Giulia.

Julia and Julia - Giulia e Giulia Movie Poster (1988)

Julia and Julia – Giulia e Giulia (1988)

Directed by: Peter Del Monte
Starring: Kathleen Turner, Gabriele Ferzetti, Gabriel Byrne, Angela Goodwin, Sting, Lidia Broccolino, Yorgo Voyagis, Mirella Falco, Maurizio Tabani
Screenplay by: Peter Del Monte, Silvia Napolitano
Production Design by: Mario Garbuglia
Cinematography by: Giuseppe Rotunno
Film Editing by: Michael Chandler
Costume Design by: Danda Ortona
Set Decoration by: Guido Carrara, Antonio Mornata
Music by: Maurice Jarre
Distributed by: Cinecom Pictures
Release Date: February 5, 1988