Io e te
in Italian with English subtitles
Italy | 2012 | col | dir. Bernardo Bertolucci, with Tea Falco, Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Sonia Bergamasco
Veteran director Bernardo Bertolucci’s first film since The Dreamers in 2003 takes him back to the turbulence of youth. Lorenzo is a quirky 14-year-old loner who has difficult relationships with his parents and peers. He decides to take a break from it all by hiding out in his family’s neglected basement. No one has a clue that clever Lorenzo will actually be abandoning a school ski trip to be alone. For an entire week, he will finally avoid all conflict and pressure to be a ‘normal’ teenager. Away for years, his older half-sister unexpectedly plummets into the small basement room in search of some forgotten possessions. A worldy 25-year-old beauty, her problematic and fragile state upsets Lorenzo’s total escape from reality. Their forced cohabitation in the confined space brings forth confrontation and old resentments, but also a need for affection and intimacy.
Please note that the screening scheduled for Friday 19 Apr, 8.40pm has been moved to 6.15pm and will be followed by a Q&A with director Bernardo Bertolucci.