Director: Valeria Golino
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Valerio Mastandrea, Isabella Ferrari, Valentina Cervi, Jasmine Trinca
Language: In Italian with English subtitles
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Valeria Golino, the renowned Italian actress and director, follows up her award-winning debut Honey with Euforia, an expressive tale of two brothers getting to know each other in extremis, which premiered in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
When successful entrepreneur Matteo (Riccardo Scamarcio, Loro) is thrust back into the life of his brother Ettore (Valerio Mastandrea, Perfect Strangers) the encounter is uncomfortable. Matteo is audacious, charming and energetic. Ettore still lives in the small provincial town where they grew up and teaches in a middle school. Ettore is a cautious, honest man who has always held back a little, sticking to the shadows. Seen from the outside their lives seem to be very different. But life forces them back together, and a difficult situation results in them getting to know and discover each other, in a vortex of fragility and euphoria.
OFFICIAL SELECTION Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018
The Empire Cinema, Wellington
Tuesday 12 November, 12.30pm
Saturday 16 November, 8.00pm