Italian director Cristina Comencini’s Oscar-nominated 2005 adaptation of her own novel stars Giovanna Mezzogiorno as woman whose otherwise tranquil life is turned upside-down after repressed childhood memories begin to emerge.
A veteran Italian composer best known for his popular collaborations with director Gianni Amelio (Open Doors, The Stolen Children and Lamerica), Franco Piersanti here strives to capture a young woman’s determined, increasingly fragile emotional state with a score that is both passionate and haunting, mysterious and beguiling. Leaning heavily on an assortment of orchestrations for strings – alternately romantic and disturbing – it’s a score that manages to be evocative without necessarily being imitative. Bernard Herrmann would be proud.
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