Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cast: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alessandro Borghi, Isabella Ferrari, Peppe Barra, Anna Bonaiuto
Language: In Italian with English subtitles
This film is presented by La Bella Italia
The entrancing art, music, and architecture of the city of Naples form a sumptuous backdrop for this mystery-shrouded thriller from Farzan Ozpetek.
Giovanna Mezzogiorno stars as Adriana, an esteemed medical examiner who meets a handsome younger man, Andrea (Alessandro Borghi) during a Neapolitan ceremony involving femminielli at her eccentric aunt's garish apartment.
They hit it off immediately, though their romance is curtailed when Andrea later stands her up and then disappears. So begins a gripping metaphysical labyrinth of desire and memory.
"Lush, moody... A gluttonous feast of Neapolitan art and culture." - The Hollywood Reporter
WINNER Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Italian Academy Awards
WINNER Best Cinematography, Nastri D’Argento Awards 2018
WINNER Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Golden Ciak Awards 2018
WINNER Best Cinematography, Italian National Syndicate Film Journalists 2018
WINNER Best Actress, Moscow International Film Festival 2018
The Empire Cinema, Wellington
Wednesday 13 November, 12.30pm
Monday 18 November, 5.45pm