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'An Almost Perfect Affair'

Michael Ritchie directed this 1979 romantic comedy starring Keith Carradine in his scruffy, bean-pole era as a young filmmaker attempting to sell his first effort. Italian actress Monica Vitti plays the wife of a movie mogul (Raf Vallone) who falls in love with Carradine. Ritchie shot during the 1978 festival using the Carlton Hotel, among other locales in the city. But according to Janet Maslin in her New York Times review: “The film festival becomes a backdrop and not much more.... In any case, whenever the scene shifts to the festival in overview, Mr. Carradine, Miss Vitti and their spooning are sorely missed.”