• Publication date: February 2, 2011

Tea With Mussolini

Florence, Italy, on the brink of WWII: it was a time of social unrest and, of course...afternoon tea.

  • Publication date: February 2, 2011

Tea With Mussolini

Program data

Duration: 135

Production Year: 1999

MBC 2:

April 20, 2014 10:15 (KSA) ~ April 20, 2014 09:15 (CLT)

Director Franco Zeffirelli, helms this delicious slice of nostalgia, a semi-autobiographical account of life in Italy on the brink of World War II. Tea with Mussolini is imbued with such living details, as warm, as fuzzy memories can be.

In the same way memories appear to us, Fuzzy dreamy and warm; the film impeccably transmit, through lush production, and an exceptional cast, the fond memories of the director, inviting us heart first, to the bitter sweetness of Tea with Mussolini.


  • Cher as Elsa Morganthal Strauss-Armistan
  • Judi Dench as Arabella
  • Joan Plowright as Mary Wallace
  • Maggie Smith as Lady Hester random
  • Lily Tomlin as Georgie Rockwell
  • Baird Wallace as Luca

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Rating:  PG