Winner of multiple awards, Francesca Archibugi presents an uncanny portrayal of the psychological dynamics that affect us all, particularly with those who know us best.
Paolo (Alessandro Gassman, Viva Italy, LIFF14) is an outgoing and handsome real estate broker married to Simona (Michaela Ramazzotti, Those Happy Years, LIFF14), a beautiful woman from the rough outskirts of Rome who has become an author of spicy bestsellers and is pregnant with their child. Betta (Valeria Golino, Human Capital, LIFF14), Paolo’s sister and her husband Sandro (Luigi Lo Cascio, Marina, LIFF14) organise a dinner party with Paolo, Simona and their childhood friend, the eccentric musician Claudio (Rocco Papaleo, A Boss in the Kitchen, LIFF14). During the lively gathering Paolo reveals what he would like to name his son, causing reactions to steam up and a torrent of revelations to follow reaching climactic proportions. This celebrated drama is an engrossing warning against buried resentment, and a plea not to forget hopes and dreams of the past.