Written and directed by Dominique Deruddere from John Fante's novel, WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI is a heartfelt 1920s family saga. Set in Rocklin, Colorado, just before Christmas Eve, Svevo Bandini (Joe Mantegna) is the unemployed head of a down-on-their-luck immigrant family.
Bandini's trade of stonemason is in low demand due to economic bad times and the severe winter weather. There is no hope for Christmas presents for his two young sons, Arturo (Michael Bacall) and his younger brother. Arturo is the narrator of the events of this troubled time. Their mother, Maria
(Ornella Muti), very much in love with her husband, tries to keep peace in the family between h...