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Dolce fine giornata

Panorama | Focus on Italy

In a picturesque countryside villa in Tuscany, semi-retired Nobel laureate Maria Linde is living out her golden years in casual luxury. The celebrated Jewish-Polish poet (played to fine-tuned perfection by a remarkable Krystyna Janda) enjoys a life filled with late-night dinners, wine-infused conversation with friends, and quality time spent with her adult daughter and grandchildren. The free-spirited matriarch’s privileged existence mostly keeps her at a remove from the escalating xenophobia engulfing Italy. But a secret dalliance with a handsome (and much younger) Egyptian immigrant sets off a chain of events that will eventually lead to Maria’s life coming apart at the seams.

Polish director Jacek Borcuch’s carefully crafted drama is a study in mood, setting and ambiguity. Tackling the knotty intermingling of politics and art, Borcuch provides no easy answers to Europe’s current crisis of morality and identity. But the film’s true tour de force is Janda, who infuses her protagonist with both the wilful selfishness of a child and the complicated desires of a woman finding her way in life’s later stages.

"Superbly crafted on all levels…" - Dennis Harvey, Variety

Best Actress, World Dramatic Competition, Sundance 19

Director Jacek Borcuch
Country of Origin: Poland
Year: 2018
Running Time: 96 mins
Language:In Italian, Polish, French with English subtitles
Related Links: Official Website | Clip | Review
Cast: Krystyna Janda, Kasia Smutniak, Vincent Riotta, Antonio Catania, Lorenzo de Moor, Robin Renucci
Producer: Marta Habior
Screenwriter: Jacek Borcuch, Szczepan Twardoch
Cinematographer: Michał Dymek
Editor: Przemysław Chruścielewski
Music: Daniel Bloom
Production Company: No Sugar Films
Distributor: Films We Like


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