The Wait (L'attesa)
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In Italian director Piero Messina's debut film, Oscar winner Juliette Binoche stars as a mother who unexpectedly meets her son's fiancée at a villa and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive. Messina's first effort garnered him three awards at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.
"In the vast rooms of an ancient villa marked by the passing of time, Anna (Binoche), following an unexpected bereavement, spends her days in solitude... Unexpectedly, Jeanne (Lou de Laâge) arrives, a young woman who says she is the girlfriend of Anna’s son, Giuseppe. He has invited her spend a few days’ holiday together. Anna is unaware of Jeanne’s existence. And Giuseppe is not there. But all of his things are in his room. Soon he will be back, says Anna, unable to reveal the unspeakable truth. As the days go by, the two women slowly get to know each other and together they begin waiting for Easter Day, when Giuseppe will finally come home and there will be a great traditional procession in the village." (Venice Film Festival)
Winner of the FEDIC Award (Messina), the Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award (Messina) and the SIGNIS Award (Messina) at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.
- Piero Messina(feature debut)
Drama, World Cinema, Festival & Independent
Rating: M Nudity
Italian with English subtitles
The Australian (David Stratton)
Los Angeles Times
New York Times