1993, Nanni Moretti, Italy/France, 100 min.
"It’s a masterwork by a modern movie man, for whom images have effaced the boundary between life and art." - Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Held together by Moretti's wit, his self-effacing personality, and by his singular ability to conjure both joy and sadness out of the surreal." - Ken Shulman, International Herald Tribune
Renowned Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti (THE SON'S ROOM) plays himself embarking on three disparate journeys in his Cannes Best Director-winning comedic love letter to the movies. First, he rides through Rome on a scooter, musing on cinema, and has a chance encounter with actress Jennifer Beals. Next, he and his friend, Gerardo (Renato Carpentieri), tour a number of islands searching for a peaceful place to write a screenplay. And finally, Moretti, hampered by a nagging skin rash, goes from doctor to doctor looking for the right diagnosis, which may or may not turn out to be severe. The new 2K restoration was overseen by the film's director of photography. In Italian, English, and Mandarin with English subtitles.-- (Description courtesy of Film Movement)
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