The path of Francesca Johnson's future seems destined when an unexpected fork in the road causes her to question everything she had come to expect from life. While her husband and children are away at the Illinois state fair in the summer of 1965, Robert Kincaid happens turn into the Johnson farm and asks Francesca for directions to Roseman Bridge. Francesca later learns that he was in Iowa on assignment from National Geographic magazine. She is reluctant seeing that he's a complete stranger and then she agrees to show him to the bridges and gradually she talks about her life from being a war-bride from Italy which sets the pace for this bittersweet and all-too-brief romance of her life. Through the pain of separation from her secret love and the stark isolation she feels as the details of her life consume her, she writes her thoughts of the four-day love affair which took up three journals...
Nominated for 1 Oscar
Bridges Of Madison County
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Poetry in motion
Sensual, beautiful and rhythmic- this movie does justice to the original book with the same title. The chemistry of a neglected housewife and a wandering photographer is beautifully characterized by the main leads. Unfulfilled love has always made for great stories but this story portrays the truth of life: that no matter the duration, but "true" love lasts forever. Love isn't about the physical manifestation alone. It is what exists in memories, our deepest thoughts and emotions that surface...