by Abel Ferrara
Their relationship is in turmoil and Tommaso must come to terms with his wife’s desire to change the rules of their marriage. This change between Tommaso and his wife is set against his simple day to day life in Rome; as a student taking Italian classes, as a teacher working with young acting students, his dealings with the local markets and bars, and most importantly his relationship and the pure love he feels for his young daughter and she for him.
His artistic temper however brings another dynamic to the lm. There is the world and the world that exists in Tomasso’s imagination, which especially concerns and impacts Nikki and the other women in his sphere of in uence. He is a buddhist with active visions of the passion of the Christ as well as an ex-addict and alcoholic in active recovery, all in a city he calls home but is still foreign with the language and his ability to communicate a struggle. The drama builds from this idea of reality and imagination, and resolves in the discovery of what he and Nikki really want, need from and are capable of giving each other and their family.
With a reputation as a director of controversial cinema, Abel Ferrara moves into his fourth decade of filmmaking with continued work in the US as well as European projects. Recent successes include Pasolini, starring Willem Dafoe, and Welcome to NY, starring Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset. Born in the Bronx in 1951, Ferrara started on Super 8 in his teens in upstate New York with writers Nicholas St. John and John McIntyre. His first features were DRILLER KILLER and MS. 45 in the late 70s. The 80s and 90s led to a cult reputation with legendary films like THE KING OF NEW YORK, BAD LIEUTENANT, THE ADDICTION and THE FUNERAL. Ferrara is currently preparing his next feature SIBERIA with Willem Dafoe, Isabelle Huppert and Nicolas Cage.
2019 THE PROJECTIONIST
2017 ALIVE IN FRANCE (documentary)
2014 WELCOME TO NEW YORK
2011 4:44 - LAST DAY ON EARTH
2009 NAPOLI, NAPOLI, NAPOLI
2008 CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS (documentary)
2007 GO GO TALES
2001 R XMAS
1998 NEW ROSE HOTEL
1997 THE BLACKOUT
1996 THE FUNERAL
1995 THE ADDICTION
1993 DANGEROUS GAME
1993 BODY SNATCHERS
1992 BAD LIEUTENANT
1990 THE KING OF NEW YORK
1987 CHINA GIRL
Written and Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Producers: Christos Kostantakopoulos, Laura Buffoni, Michael Weber, Simone Gattoni
Production Company: simila(r), Faliro House
Co-produced by: Vivo Film, in association with Washington Square Films
Director of Photography: Peter Zeitlinger BVK, ASC
Editor: Fabio Nunziata
Music: Joe Delia
format DCP / colour / 2.35:1 / 5.1
length 116 min.
original languages English, Italian