As relevant today as upon its release in 2001, Gabriele Muccino’s romantic drama, the audience award-winner at Sundance Film Festival, shows a perspective of love in its darkest shades. A younger Stefano Accorsi and Giovanna Mezzogiorno lead as Emilio and Anna, a couple whose marriage has been in crisis for a long time. Through their eyes, and those of six others with who they become intertwined, the age-old difficulties of relationships are revealed in a starkly raw light. We become entangled in a web of passions driven by the characters’ panic of growing old and fear of losing that which makes them feel alive.
Gabriele Muccino was born on May 20, 1967 in Rome. He is a director and writer, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) starring Will Smith, Summertime (LIFF16), and his Sundance Film Festival and Italian Academy (David di Donatello) award-winner, The Last Kiss (2001).