Every Blessed Day (Tutti i santi giorni) (2012)

7 Sep

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Continuing our coverage of the forthcoming Italian Film Festival, today we take a look at acclaimed screenwriter/director Paolo Virzì’s Every Blessed Day.

Wonderful in its humanity, Every Blessed Day tells the story of Antonia (Italian popstar Thony) and Guido (Luca Marinelli); a couple deeply in love but struggling with their failure to produce a child after 6 years together. Tension mounts as Antonia’s past demons catch up with her in her fragile state, and ever loving Guido can do nothing but watch her implode.

Thony delivers an outstanding performance as the troubled Antonia, and Marinelli delivers a quietly beautiful performance as book worm Guido; their onscreen chemistry is palpable and highly convincing. Virzi too can consider the film another feather in his cap, continuing his tradition of very Italian, very honest slice of life cinema. A lovely little gem in the festival’s lineup.

 

Ed.

 

For more information on the 2014 Italian Film Festival visit: http://italianfilmfestival.co.nz/

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