Displaying items by tag: Italy Thursday, 04 June 2020

L'attesa (The Wait)

Published in L
Friday, 01 July 2016 23:00
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and brief nudity.

  • The pitch

    Good grief.

  • Starring

    Juliette Binoche, Giorgio Colangeli, Lou de Laâge, Domenico Diele, Antonio Folletto, Corinna Locastro

  • Directed by

    Piero Messina

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Loud hammering. (Note: White hooded figures appear in an Easter White Parade. This is a tradition honouring Semana Santa and not a reference to the Ku Klux Klan.)

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Women in underwear (breasts visible), swimwear, nightwear, towels. Nude male statue (genitals visible), shirtless male, cleavage, man in bath. Infidelity, cheating husband, making love, boyfriends (m-m), picking up girls mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking. Youths share a cigarette (likely marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE

    Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Grief, denial, loss, truth, faith, Easter, mother-son relationships, death of a loved one.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead son/boyfriend. Dead brother, women dying in childbirth, divorce, dissolving relationship mentioned. Funeral, church, airport settings. Helicopter, fly. Preparing rabbit. Urination. Italian language (subtitles).  Inspired by the play La vita che ti diedi (The Life I Gave You) by Luigi Pirandello.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Somber, sorrowful, personal, raw, watchable, intriguing, profound, dolorous, emotional, atmospheric, ambiguous, cinematic, eerie, psychological, stunning, sensory, moody, lyrical, artful, abstract. Elegant/beautiful/lovely/dazzling/gorgeous compositions, impeccable/vivid/moving performances, impressive opening shot, bewitching use of space/time/sound, evocative Sicilian setting, powerful wordless moments, impressive directorial debut.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Nonsensical. Blatant symbolism, thin narrative, too perfect/meticulous perhaps.

Mia Madre (My Mother)

Published in M
Sunday, 13 September 2015 00:10
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Stands to one side of its character.

  • Starring

    Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti, Beatrice Mancini, Stefano Abbati, Enrico Ianniello, Anna Bellato, Toni Laudadio

  • Directed by

    Nanni Moretti

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Person punched repeatedly in the arm. Dangerous/careless driving, car driven into wall, apartment flooded. Theatrical film material of protest march, police in riot gear, civilians charging police line/being hit with batons, water cannon, mobbing car. Film riot scene; director questions why cameraman focuses so intently on the bashing. Object thrown in anger. An elderly lady collapses. Killing you/me mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse laid out on bed. Patient in hospital bed, IV drip, tracheotomy tube, finger monitor, oxygen mask. Medical procedures/illnesses mentioned (CAT scan, pneumonia, heart/lung strain).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, hugging, propositioning. Movie pitch refers to an ambigious sexual relationship with a prisoner. Bare shoulders. Couple on bed together (clothed).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits). Sip of wine given to minor. Prescription medication seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling, derogatory term for women. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Mother-daughter relationships, family, illness, death, grief, filmmaking, bad dreams, emotional breakdown, geriatrics, industrial relations, politics, inauthenticity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, relationship breakups, job loss. Divorce mentioned. Son running away from home mentioned. Italian and English languages (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Moving, sensitive, touching, intimate, smart, enjoyable, warm, witty, seductive, affecting, delicate. Subtle/understated/career-best performance by Margherita Buy, entertaining/tasty performance by John Turturro, some bizarre comic moments, rich/detailed world, shaggy feel, rigorous construction, deeply personal.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unfulfilling, lethargic. Half-baked ideas, circular expositions, film-within-a-film idea is implausible, looks flat.