Cinema Partenio | sala 3 | at 8.15pm
Directed by: Gianluca Matarrese
Starring: Anne Barbot, Benoît Dallongeville, Jean-Christophe Laurier
Country: Italy, France
Running Time: 104’
Produced by: Bellota Films, Stemal Entertainment
Distributed by: Luce Cinecittà
Plot:Anne, a theater director, adapts “L’Assommoir” by Emile Zola in which she plays the role of Gervaise. The characters’ stories echo her own life: her devastating divorce, her passionate romance with her new neighbor, the difficulties of running a small business in an extremely competitive and patriarchal industry, the plight of the injured worker after an accident at work, alcoholism, domestic violence, and the decline of a relationship. With a cinéma du réel approach, the camera plunges into the daily lives of these artists possessed by a fire that burns in them and burns them, exploring their creative process, as close as possible to the characters. Through a mise en abyme, the film challenges that hazy boundary where fiction merges with reality, where life fuses with art. A documentary approach that questions intimacy, drama, passion, work and love, and at the same time seeks to shed light on the more vibrant, timeless and universal aspects of life.
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