fbpx TOMMASO | Gene Siskel Film Center
Film Series : Film Center from Your Sofa

Tommaso

2019, Abel Ferrara, Italy/UK/USA/Greece, 118 min.
With Willem Dafoe, Cristina Chiriac, Anna Ferrara
COMING SOON!

CLICK TO STREAM JUNE 5-11

"Fascinating—no, riveting—because of the multiple male sexual anxiety and wish fulfillment subtexts dancing around the screen."—Amy Taubin, Film Comment

"Scrappy and often endearing... elevated by Dafoe’s extraordinary performance and a striking intimacy that sets the movie apart from much of Ferrara’s work."—Eric Kohn, Indiewire

Against a daily grind of teaching acting workshops and attending AA meetings, filmmaker Tommaso (Dafoe) begins to suspect his much younger wife is having an affair, pulling him into a series of fantasies and daydreams that run the gamut from erotic to suicidal. Best known for his cinematic studies of self-destructive personalities living in New York City, the now Rome-based Abel Ferrara (BAD LIEUTENANT, PASOLINI) returns with this fictionalized self-portrait, filmed with the intimacy of a home movie in the director's own apartment and featuring a cast of performers culled from Ferrara's life (including his wife and daughter) and the streets of Piazza Vittorio where he lives. Starring Ferrara's real-life neighbor Dafoe as his on-screen surrogate, TOMMASO draws liberally from both Ferrara and Dafoe's lives and cinematic personas, portraying the quotidian struggles faced by an American expat filmmaker and recovering drug addict with all the candor and hard-won sensitivity that fans of Ferrara have come to expect. In English and Italian with English subtitles. (CW)

Having trouble viewing?

Please reference our Streaming FAQ page for further direction!

The Gene Siskel Film Center has worked with numerous distributors to provide films for you to stream during our suspended programming. Please note the following:

• These are films we have screened in the past, would have been screening now, or somehow reflect our critically acclaimed programming.
• Due to the many different sources, there is a range of prices and available dates for each film. However, none of the prices are more than what you would pay for a single, non-member movie ticket.
• Because we are connecting you to a variety of platforms, we regret we cannot offer member or any discounts for streaming.
• Please note that you will be required to set up individual accounts through streaming services and distributors in order to stream Film Center From Your Sofa, your Film Center account will not apply.
Thank you so much for your understanding and support! Enjoy!

Play Trailer