21.12.12

mOVie friDAy.13 | TUTTI I SANTI GIORNI


I saw this film about 10 days ago. It was one of those much treasured moment where I sit in front of a big screen -if you're following me for a while you know I love going to the cinema.

Tutti i santi giorni [Every single day] it's a 2012 production and it is still showing, so if you get the chance i definitely recomend it. 
As previous work by director Paolo Virz√¨  this one did not disappoint me. Moreover it made me discover the beautiful voice and songs of Thony (art name of Federica Vittoria Caiozzo), a sicilian songwriter playing amazingly well the role of Antonia despite not being a professional actress and having never acted before.
With soft, elegant tones the film is of clear introspective intent. I loved it because of its complex portrait of a young couple, Guido and Antonia, moving between expressions of the special love for each other and the life experience of not-at-all-special days.

+ Guido (played by talented Luca Marinelli) is a nice person, gentle, gallant, a touch unreal as if he were a knight from the past. Born in Tuscany, he is passionate about literature and ancient history, with a mania for hagiography and works as a hotel porter. Deeply in love with Antonia, returning from his night job wakes her up every single day with coffee, two tablespoons of love and the holy picture of the saint of the day. 





++ Antonia is a Sicilian girl of strong character, full of energy but also very demanding and at time difficult. After a past in the punk scene she currently works in a car rental but continues to compose songs in the hope of returning to sing in public. They had met at her concert in a bar in Rome, the city where they now live.






Precarious balance in life, but not in their feelings, Antonia and Guido spend their days   sharing joys, sorrows and a garden with suburban sub-culture couch potato neighbors that are plenty of children and totally different from them. What never arrives, instead, is their child, sought persistently. The film in facts unfolds around their desire to have children which will lead them to try various streets and confront radically different environments and people.













They do all they possible can in order to have a child: from following theraphy suggested by catholic luminaries, to new-age groups, to progressive gynecologists, to assisted in vitro fertilization. 






Their personal fight, the desire of being parents and the pain of not being able to, will tear them progressively apart. Antonia and Guido will lose themselves and start all over again showing how two very different people can 'save' eachother as well as survive sorrow.

Written six hands with Francesco Bruni and Simone Lenzi, author of the novel on which the film is loosely based, Tutti i santi giorni is a beautiful 'human' comedy, wisely directed. 

Virzì himself (in picture above) said it is a film "in which everything is in its place, for its tone as well as spontaneity. Through dialogues and situations it tells a potentially heavy and dramatic story with extreme lightness. It is not a masterpiece, it's a good movie. One of those in a few months you will want to see again".
I believe I'll like to do that, some time soon actually.

+++ Here below the song Quick steps perfomed life by Thony at Sunset Sessions, in Rome.
Enjoy.



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2 comments:

  1. I must go shopping (food!) now but will read your post when I'm back. Looks good already, especially the title!:)

    ReplyDelete

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