Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia and Antonella are five sisters. They live in an apartment in Palermo and make a living by renting doves for ceremonies. However, on a normal day at the beach, Antonella accidentally dies. Her death forever changes the sisters’ relationships.
Adapted from her own acclaimed play, Emma Dante’s decades-spanning drama is a sensitive portrait of sisterhood unraveling under the weight of familial tragedy. Evocatively set in sun-drenched Palermo and anchored by images of fluttering doves, the film ruminates on the delicate art of letting go.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States