Celebrated Italian actress and director Valeria Golino's (HONEY) Cannes-premiered sophomore feature is a riveting drama about two very different brothers forced back into each other's lives when one is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Wealthy, flamboyant and successful, Matteo (Riccardo Scamarcio, LORO) is the polar opposite of his melancholy middle-school teacher brother Ettore (Valerio Mastandrea, PERFECT STRANGERS), who still lives in the small provincial town where the two grew up. Ordered by his brother to move to Rome while he undergoes therapy, Ettore is reticent, but as the men reconnect with one another, they also reassess themselves in the process. Official Selection, 2018 Cannes and Karlovy Vary film festivals. DIR/SCR Valeria Golino; SCR Francesca Marciano, Valia Santella; PROD Viola Prestieri. Italy, 2018, color, 115 min. In Italian with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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