For example, Audrey Wells directed ‘Under The Tuscan Sun’, taken from the bestselling book by Frances Mayes, in and around the town of Cortona. Leonardo Pieraccioni also dealt with the way of life in this part of Tuscany in the comedy, ‘Il Ciclone': in Laterina he has set innocent flirts and funny village stories. He also starred in ‘Una moglie bellissima’, a comedy set in the peaceful town of Anghiari. In the film, this Tuscan town seems the perfect place for a quiet, happy married life and is also the perfect antidote to the world of advertising which the film explores. Similar sentiments are expressed by Abbas Kiarostami in ‘Copia conforme,’ which was filmed in Lucignano, Monte San Savino and Cortona. The film asks some big questions about the real value of art, set against the backdrop of these beautiful Tuscan towns.
The film’s female star is the talented Juliette Binoche, who has also starred in another famous film set in Tuscany, ‘The English Patient’.