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  • friday, 2 september 2022

At the margin

by Roberto Pugliese

Italian cinema takes off with Bones and All by Luca Guadagnino, starring Timothée Chalamet in what is an adaptation of a novel by Camille DeAngelis. Marginalization is also a theme in Romain Gavras’ Athena, set in the Parisian banlieue. American documentarist Frederick Wiseman participates with a historical fictional story, Un couple, inspired by the correspondence between Leo Tolstoy and his wife, Sophia. In the ‘Italian’ cohort is Abel Ferrara’s Padre Pio, screened at Venice Days, starring Shia LaBeouf. The Orizzonti section speaks the language of women with Isabelle Huppert appearing in The Sitting Duck and with The Happiest Man in the World by Macedonian director Teona Strugar Mitrevska, a story of love and war set in the Sarajevo of the late twentieth century. Out of competition, Steve James’ documentary A Compassionate Spy, on the story of American physicist turned Soviet spy Theodore Hall.

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BONES AND ALL

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD FOR AN EMERGING ACTOR/ACTRESS: Taylor Russell

An adaptation of Camille DeAngelis’ novel of the same name, Bones and All<...

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ATHENA

The modern tragedy of Romain Gervais, written with Ladj Ly (the director of 2019 Les Misérables, Jury Prize at Cannes). The film zeroes in on the clash between police ...

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A COUPLE

Fictional debut for the renowned American documentarist, the film has been made while the director was confined in his country home due to the pandemic. At the centre of the sto...

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PADRE PIO

Abel Ferrara tells Padre Pio’s story when, at the end of World War I, young Italian soldiers go back to San Giovanni Rotondo. Church and rich landowners rule the economy of th...

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THE SITTING DUCK

Written by Fadette Drouard and Jean-Paul Salomé as an adaptation of Caroline Michel-Aguirre’s book La Syndacaliste, the film tells the real story of Maureen Kearney,...

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THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD

When they meet at a speed date event in Sarajevo, Asja and Zoran don’t seem to be
looking for the same thing. She is a single woman in her forties looking for love,

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A COMPASSIONATE SPY

United States, 1944. World War II has been going on for five years, and the American and British feel pressed to fund research and development the next big thing in war effort. ...

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