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  • monday, 5 september 2022

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by Roberto Pugliese

Family dynamics, friendship, and isolation as a choice: Kôji Fukada’s Love Life observes the effects of a late-in-life return of an impoverished, addled father. Martin McDonagh returns, five years after the great Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with The Banshees of Inisherin, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Even the seemingly happy husband-and-wife couple in Alex Schaad’s Skin Deep will have to question the foundations of their relationship as they visit a remote island. Don’t Worry Darling is Olivia Wilde’s second film, starring Harry Styles, and a psychological thriller packed with mysteries and silence set in the darkest years of the Cold War. Of very different tones are the day’s Orizzonti entries: Innocence by Guy Davidi and To the North by Mihai Mincan are both about the need to break rules that are uselessly strict.

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LOVE LIFE

Taeko leads a tranquil life – she is happily married with Jiro and she has a child and a good job. Her quasi-idyllic routine is torn apart when Park, Taeoko’s child biologic...

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THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Pádraic and Colm live in a remote Irish island. They have been friends for long and share the slow rhythm of a life that doesn’t offer much relevance. One day, though, Colm d...

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SKIN DEEP

Leyla and Tristan are a young and carefree couple until they decide to leave for a mysterious and far-away island. An identity game will change their perceptions, their sexualit...

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DON’T WORRY DARLING

“Everybody treats me as if I’m crazy, but I’m not”. These are Alice’s words in Olivia Wilde’s latest film. Suspense, rhythm, plot twist, empathic tension, and narrat...

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INNOCENCE

Inspired by a true story, Innocence is a window on the life of Israeli youth. The government forces them to make a choice: to be a part of society by doing their mandat...

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TO THE NORTH

Inspired by a real story, this psychological thriller follows Dimitru, a young Romanian clandestine aboard a cargo ship crossing the Atlantic. With him is a copy of the Bible, w...

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IN VIAGGIO

The film combines Pope Francis’ travels with his parables in a work commissioned to director Gianfranco Rosi who, while reluctant at first, ended up growing passionate about t...

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