Bruce leaves his girlfriend behind in Paris for an arts fellowship that will allow him to live and work in Rome. Staying at a villa that once belonged to the Medici and being allowed to ...
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Bruce leaves his girlfriend behind in Paris for an arts fellowship that will allow him to live and work in Rome. Staying at a villa that once belonged to the Medici and being allowed to write full time seems like a dream until he meets Matteo, a native of Rome who works at the villa. Daily exposure to renaissance art and ancient Roman statuary and the looks of desire that he thinks he recognizes in Matteo's eyes leads Bruce to question his own sexual orientation. Why does Matteo seem to enjoy falling asleep in Bruce's bed so often? And why is Matteo so attentive one minute and so distant the next? If Matteo is interested, why does he also seem so interested in Irene, the American girl? And if Bruce is straight why does he care so much?Written by
I wasn't too sure when I picked up this movie. The first few minutes were actually kinda nauseating the way the picture shot. But after used to it, I found it to be more real. The story doesn't flow like normal, rather it drips on you like leaking faucet. Telling you bits of the character as it goes. The acting of the main actor Rodolphe Marconi is very promising. His eyes tells a lot more than anything else. Somehow I keep comparing him to Jake Gylenhaal, maybe just the look. Overall great effort from an all rounder producer/actor/writer. I highly recommend this study of human's emotion. When feelings are too strong to be contained. Like the character said "have you ever been lost, and you are aware that you are lost, but you can not do anything about it?"
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