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L'attesa (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 April 2016 (USA)
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A mother unexpectedly meets her son's fiancée at a villa in Sicily and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive.

Director:

Piero Messina
7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Juliette Binoche ... Anna Remigi
Lou de Laâge ... Jeanne
Giorgio Colangeli ... Pietro
Domenico Diele ... Giorgio
Antonio Folletto ... Paolo
Corinna Locastro ... Rosa
Giovanni Anzaldo Giovanni Anzaldo ... Giuseppe Remigi
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A mother unexpectedly meets her son's fiancée at a villa in Sicily and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive.

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,200,850 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,686, 1 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$52,407, 26 June 2016
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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THE SONG OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS
Music by Alexander Knaifel
Performed by Tatiana Melentieva and Andrei Siegle
Used by arrangement with ECM Records
(c) Compozitor SPb, 2009
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The Beauty and Intensity of Sadness
26 December 2018 | by tech-643-294311See all my reviews

There is a kind of celebration that is cathartic and without it, grief can not release itself from its prison. In the space between loss and acceptance, lie denial and the hope for a miracle, for the light to shine through the heart.

In this extraordinary period of denial, time stretches into moments of grief, anger and hope, the meeting of reality with the loss of love is undefined, is fated to be revealed but if it can not, then the actions of those frozen in that vast expanse of waiting can not be predicted.

This is calm before the storm but the storm never arrives, it is the house that creaks with the stuff of haunting but the ghosts only wander into dreams.

L'attesa (The Wait) is shot in an old Sicilian villa, it moves in lingering pauses in which the exalted photographic beauty of this extended suspension, truth attempting to surface but underwater. Binoche carries the deepening mystery in precise nuanced expression. The nails hammered into the walls to shroud mirrors, the lime annointment of olive trees bleaches the trunk bone white, and awaiting the miracle, knowing in truth is freedom, unable to see past belief and hope.

Excellent film in every respect, music, photography and direction. Resolution is unavailable as the echoes of celebration fade.


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