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A writer's need to maintain an appropriate amount of professional "distance" from his or her subject; the journalist in question here is Giovanni, a late adolescent with a flair for journalistic correspondence.
Enrico Giusti works to help agencies getting out of bad management situations. The sudden death of two entrepreneurs leaves their young children in charge of the family business. This will be a huge challenge for Enrico.
Guido writes novels and short stories; he's detached, diffident. When his wife and teenage daughter move, he stays behind to write. He takes swimming lessons; his teacher is Giulia, somber, perhaps melancholy. They talk from time to time; he invites her out, and she says she doesn't go out at night. We see Guido's stories dramatized - unhappy characters in search of something. Guido helps his daughter navigate a first crush; he disengages from a campaign to win a literary prize. His wife challenges him to reconnect with her. Instead, he focuses on Giulia: drawing her out, learning of her past. Then he intervenes. Can a novelist write reality? Written by
About the life of Giulia, the mysterious character whose existence is slowly and painfully unravelled for us during the course of the movie.
This is not a feel-good movie. It is very moving, and raises thoughts about fidelity, trust, and what a person really needs in their life to be able to continue to live. I came away from the cinema not knowing what to think or feel. Actually, I do know how I felt - depressed. This film is very well made and very emotive. Don't expect to sit through it without being surprised and shocked and occasionally confused by the turn of events. It is a beautiful examination of the life of Giulia, and even if what we see isn't uplifting, it is interesting.
I recommend this movie for when you are in the mood for some thinking material. Not for a light night's entertainment and not for children.
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