Martone's Capri Revolution is a smoldering look at Lucia, a young rural woman on the island of Capri, caught in a repressive marriage, who discovers a commune of free-living artists.
The film is set in 1914 as Italy is on the brink of entering World War I. A group of dissidents and nonconformists from Northern Europe, led by the charismatic painter Seybu, set up a commune on Capri to live their lives as they see fit. When Lucia discovers the group, she is forced to choose between her traditional life and one that promises true liberation.
Martone apparently took his inspiration for the film from the real-life story of German painter and social reformer Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach, a pioneer of the naturist and the peace movements, who set up a country commune near Vienna before eventually moving to Capri.




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