Italian cinema in Kumu: Ever been to the moon?
Giulia (Liz Solari) lives and works in Rome and Paris. She’s in her thirties and has already had a successful career working for a top fashion magazine. Giulia is quite convinced she has everything she could ever wish for — until she meets Renzo (Raoul Bova).
While away covering the Parish Fashion Week, Giulia’s rich husband dies and leaves her with a pile of debt. Suddenly she finds herself in a remote village in Puglia, where she’s inherited a large family farm. Here she bumps into Renzo, a fascinating local farmer, and understands that the only component she is missing in life is love, the real one. And when happiness is a step away from her, she doesn’t know how to grasp it.
Genovese’s film is a romantic comedy about a woman who is so close and yet so far from true love. The only question is, will she realize it and overcome herself, let go of her work, and open her heart?
Ever been to the moon?
By Paolo Genovese, Italy 2015
Oct. 17, 6:00 p.m.
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