Love and Fear – Paura e Amore (1988)

Love and Fear - Paura e Amore (1988)

The loves and lives of three sisters provides the basis of this melodrama. The eldest is intelligent and very aware of life’s ticking clock. The middle sister lives on emotions, while the youngest is an idealistic, impassioned pre-med student. The story is loosely based on Chekhov’s play Three Sisters.

Love and Fear German: Fürchten und Lieben, Italian: Paura e amore) is a 1988 drama film directed by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Fanny Ardant, Greta Scacchi, Valeria Golino, Peter Simonischek, Sergio Castellitto, Agnès Soral, Jan Biczycki, Gila von Weitershausen and Sonia Gessner. It was entered into the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

Love and Fear - Paura e Amore (1988)

Cast

Fanny Ardant as Velia
Greta Scacchi as Maria
Valeria Golino as Sandra Parini
Peter Simonischek as Massimo
Sergio Castellitto as Roberto
Agnès Soral as Sabrina
Jan Biczycki as Cecchini
Paolo Hendel as Federico
Ralph Schicha as Nicole
Gila von Weitershausen as Erika
Giampiero Bianchi as Giacomo
Giovanni Colombo as Marco
Guido Alberti as Baretti
Beniamino Placido as Savagnoni
Sonia Gessner as Nun
Véronique Barrault as Zaira

Love and Fear - Paura e Amore Movie Poster (1988)

Love and Fear – Paura e Amore (1988)

Directed by: Margarethe von Trotta
Starring: Fanny Ardant, Greta Scacchi, Valeria Golino, Peter Simonischek, Sergio Castellitto, Agnès Soral, Jan Biczycki, Gila von Weitershausen, Sonia Gessner
Screenplay by: Dacia Maraini
Production Design by: Giantito Burchiellaro
Cinematography by: Giuseppe Lanci
Film Editing by: Enzo Meniconi
Costume Design by: Nicoletta Ercole
Music by: Franco Piersanti
Distributed by: Bac Films
Release Date: April 19, 1988