Capital Reviewer is now pre-reviewing films selected for Cinema Made in Italy. Hosted by Cine Lumiere February 26th to March 3rd, this batch of award-winning productions promises everything that is unique to Italy and more besides. Living in London among so many Italians, you might find some of these eclectic national characteristics resound abroad, although there are plenty of surprises. Keep checking for updates...
LORO, directed by: Paolo Sorrentino with cast: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, is a take on Silvio Berlusconi and his inner circle . A hot topic given the rage for populist megalomaniacs at the moment.
THE GUEST original title: L'OSPITE, directed by: Duccio Chiarini with cast: Daniele Parisi, Silvia D'Amico, Anna Bellato. The ebb and flow of relationships is seen through the eyes of a modest, highly sensitive academic as he experiences the end of his own relationship.
EUFORIA, directed by: Valeria Golino with cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Valerio Mastandrea, Isabella Ferrari. A frank but tender exposition of hedonism versus the cruel reality of terminal illness, with a hefty dose of humour and style in this absorbing film about two estranged brothers.