2007 Drama 108 mins
Italian with English subtitles
Multi-award-winning Italo-Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek, (‘Facing windows’, ‘Ignorant fairies’) explores the relationships between a group of friends in this moving ensemble piece.
A group of friends meet up for dinner. The hosts of these regular gatherings are the dynamic Lorenzo and his life-partner, the successful writer Davide. They happily spend their time with a circle of intimates: Antonio (Stefano Accorsi) and Angelica (Margherita Buy), a married couple with kids; sunny cokehead Roberta; Davide’s acerbic ex Sergio (Ennio Fantastichini) and equally biting friend Neval (Serra Yilmaz) and her policeman husband; and newcomer Paolo.
Ozpetek, always the brilliant group portrait artist, brings his characters masterfully towards a critical moment when they’re forced to cast off their stiffened masks and to return to the very essence of the friendship that unites them.
“A sensitive exploration on the theme of friendship, Ozpetek brings a smooth, technically well-heeled look to the film, such as he did in ‘Facing windows’” Variety
Winner 2007 David di Donatello: Best Supporting Actress
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cast: Stefano Accorsi, Margherita Buy, Pierfrancesco Favino, Serra Yilmaz, Ennio Fantastichini, Ambra Angiolini, Luca Argentero, Isabella Ferrari
Rating: M contains offensive language, sexual references and drug use