Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle

Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle

Note: The Film is in Dutch, Itallian and English with English subtitles

In this wonderfully wooly tale about rediscovering one’s roots, a young Montrealer arrives in a small Italian village to scatter her mother’s ashes, and finds herself embroiled in a bizarre series of family histories and feuds.

A wonderfully woolly tale of rediscovering one's roots — and rectifying a decades-old wrongdoing, to boot — Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle has more fantastic twists than its title has nouns.

Running Time
114 minutes
Release to DVD: T.B.A.

The Critics Comment

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Cineuropa/Carlotta Masegui
Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle is an ode to hope — a fable about those dreams that really do come true.

Awards Circuit/Shane Slater
Indeed, this cross-cultural, decades-spanning yarn is at its heart, a showcase for the art of storytelling. Whether you are narrating or being told a story, it can be a joyous experience, as shown with this highly entertaining film.

Film Forward/Kent Turner
This mostly good-humored movie offers a loopy and wild ride, making it the sort of curio that fits well within a larger festival.

Victoria Film Festival Review
Old fashioned and refreshing, van Diem’s latest is a wonderfully engaging tale that travels across three countries to reveal a bizarre family history.

Deseret News/Jeff Vice
So, needless to say, this refreshingly offbeat Italian comedy may make quite an impression on audiences who are sick of the effects-heavy but soulless creations Hollywood has been unleashing on theaters this year.


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Winner: Audience Award

Terra di Siena Film Festival Winner: Best International Film

Victoria Film Festival Winner: Festival Prize

Whistler Film Festival Nomination: Audience Award

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