You have to let her go: SWEET DREAMS (Fai Bei Sogni)

Sweet Dreams is the first movie directed by Marco Bellocchio not based on a director’s script. This is the real story of Italian journalist Massimo Gramellini and it’s adapted from Gramellini’s 2012 novel Sweet Dreams, Little One. On screen outstanding actor Valerio Mastandrea is Massimo, while another great Italian actor, Guido Caprino ( Medici: Masters…

Tender, devastating, moving: MEDITERRANEA

Jonas Carpignano‘s movie is one of the best evidence about immigration in Italy, especially in the south of the country, where we can meet thousands of Ayiva and Abas. Mediterranea starts with our two main characters, Ayiva and Abas precisely, who find themselves in Algeria, having left Burkina Faso and trying to get to the…

Let him go: THE WAIT

Juliette Binoche in Sicilian Pietro Messina’s movie The Wait is a grieving mother who can’t bring herself to tell her son’s French girlfriend that he’s died (here the link to the Festival screening). Anna (Binoche) lives in an enormous villa her Italian husband left to her in the shadow of Etna volcano. The movie starts with…