Eleonora Guerra and Italian genius
Eleonora Yablochkina (Eleonora Guerra) is a Russian woman, who became a muse and a wife of great Tonino Guerra. By the way, Tonino was a cult Italian poet, writer and screenwriter, painter, sculptor, designer, gardener, philosopher, storyteller, dreamer and romantic.
“When he fell in love with Lora he fell in love with Russia”, said Russian poet Bella Akhmadulina.
Lora met Tonino Guerra in Moscow in 1975. The marriage of a Soviet woman with a foreigner was almost impossible. But even the party leadership of the USSR could not resist their great love.
Yablochkina was a 34-year-old widow. Her husband, Alexander Yablochkin, died right at the entrance to Mosfilm. Despite the great age difference, Lora was very fond of her husband and after his death she was depressed for a long time. She continued to write letters to him, went to the cemetery and categorically did not want to communicate with anyone.
When the great director Michelangelo Antonioni arrived to Moscow with his out-of-competition film Profession: Reporter in the framework of the IX International Film Festival, she was not going to go anywhere. But Inna Konovalova simply persuaded her.