Coming Late Fall 2017

Waking Isabella

Because beauty can’t sleep forever

Waking Isabella is a story about uncovering hidden beauty that over time has been lost, overlooked or suppressed. It also weaves together several love stories as well as a few mysteries. Nora, an assistant researcher, is a catalyst for resolving the puzzle of a painting that has been missing for decades. Set in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town, the plot unfolds against the backdrop of the city’s Antique trade and the fanfare and pageantry of its medieval Jousting Festival. While filming a documentary about Isabella de’ Medici – the Renaissance Princess who was murdered by her husband – Nora is drawn into several relationships. Some of the stories are current, one dates back to the 15th century, and another to the 1940’s when the Nazis occupied the Italian peninsula. During her summer hiatus in Italy, Nora begins to question the choices that have shaped her life up to this point. As she does, she starts to find hidden beauty within herself and discovers the keys to her own creativity and happiness. It is a story of love and deceit, forgeries and masterpieces – all held together by the allure and intrigue of a beautiful Tuscan ghost.

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