There’s a moment in Disney’s new film Luca where the sea monster steps out of the ocean for the first time. Everything slows down. You hear the sound of the wind rustling through the trees, the crunch of pebbles sliding beneath Luca’s feet, the chirp of cicadas and the gentle lapping of the waves on the shore.
The moment lasts for just a few seconds, but it feels longer. It brings with it a wave of emotion and memory. If you’ve ever been to Italy, this is the moment that will make you want to return. You can almost smell the garlic, tomato and lemons.
If you haven’t been to Italy, Luca will make you want to travel as soon as possible.