Eli puts herself through a crushing daily grind—a two-hour commute from the outskirts of Rome—in order to support her husband and their children. Meanwhile her best friend Vale, a dancer living on her own, is faced with her own struggles after taking in a coworker who was beaten by her boyfriend.
After the success of Diaz: Don’t Clean Up This Blood, Daniele Vicari directs this tender drama about the quiet joy and deafening turbulence of working-class life. Centered on a staggering lead performance by Isabella Ragonese, the film captures the melancholy struggles of urban living.
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