A thoughtful schoolteacher (Neri Marcore), son of a papal tailor in Rome, arrives in Bologna to find himself a bride who’ll produce an heir to the family business, but the woman he chooses—a beautiful but impetuous blind woman (Vanessa Incontrada)—neither pleases his parents nor returns his passion. The story couldn’t be simpler or its denouement more predictable (especially if you’ve seen Chaplin’s City Lights), but veteran writer-director Pupi Avati has a such a fine sense of narrative proportion that this Italian feature unspools like silk. In Italian with subtitles. 107 min.