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The Staggering Girl (2019)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 15 February 2020 (USA)
Francesca, an Italian-American writer who lives in New York and must return to Rome to retrieve her aging mother.

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Luca Guadagnino

Writer:

Michael Mitnick
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Cast

Cast overview:
Julianne Moore ... Francesca
Marthe Keller ... Old Sofia
Kyle MacLachlan ... Matteo / Bruno / Angelo
KiKi Layne ... Adut
Alba Rohrwacher ... Vera
Edoardo Gabbriellini ... Patrizio
Arianna Pesce Arianna Pesce ... Young Francesca
Mia Goth ... Young Sofia
Sergio Di Nitto Sergio Di Nitto ... Tony
Camilla Martellino Camilla Martellino ... Teen Francesca
Mariacarla Boscono Mariacarla Boscono ... Dancing Woman (as Maria Carla Boscono)
Dalma Callado Dalma Callado ... Dancing Woman
Simonetta Gianfelice Simonetta Gianfelice ... Dancing Woman
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Dancing Woman
Aurora Tallarico Aurora Tallarico ... Dancing Woman
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Francesca, an Italian-American writer who lives in New York and must return to Rome to retrieve her aging mother.

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Short | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | German | Italian

Release Date:

15 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Çarpici Kiz See more »

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$5,827
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1.85 : 1
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Luca Guadagnino's third collaboration in a row with cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, following Call Me by Your Name (2017) and Suspiria (2018). See more »

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A tour the force of elegance
16 February 2020 | by nigiweijSee all my reviews

'The Staggering Girl' brings together a group of creative geniuses. Directed by Luca Guadagnino, a filmmaker whose work can both satisfy lovers of art house and popular films, the film stars in the lead roles Julianne Moore, Marthe Keller and Kyle MacLachlan, impeccably dressed in Valentino garments, with a film score by the legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto.

In short, the film is about an Italian-American writer working on her autobiography and rethinking her life, who has to move back to Rome to take care of her mother. The structure of the film is complex, with a thin line between reality, flashbacks and fantasies.

Instead of occupying yourself with a minute understanding of the film's plot, I rather advise the viewer to sit back for 35 minutes and enjoy the extreme visual refinement, in (among others) the camera work, dresses, and the picturesque Italian landscape, in combination with the spellbinding soundtrack. The last scene left me with a sheer feeling of joy and fulfilment.


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