I see this movie on the 9th Shanghai International Film Festival. To watch a movie with the director is always a good experience. Vittorio told all the audience that he's made the movie for nearly 7 years. As a young director this is still quite slow. But when it's on, I found nothing could last so long in shooting such a piece.
The story is not very strange and the scenes are just common. It might took an experienced director about 1 year or 2 to make the whole but Vittorio spent 7 years on it. Unimaginable.
It's about a mother left the daughter to a taxi driver and disappeared. She was just trying to avoid her responsibility as the animals avoiding the wolf. The little girl grew up and showed some Electra complex. Some day the mother suddenly came back. This made the father quite nervous. Trying to avoid the conflict in life he persuaded the mother to leave.
The tempo of the movie is rather slow. Although the director was trying to show some beautiful part of Italian mountain area, the story didn't get any help from those scenes. The performance is excellent. All actors and actresses made the story attracting.
As a new director Vittorio had made an absorbing movie for us. One thumb up is enough.
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