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‘Nessuno mi può giudicare’

Reviewed by Annlee Ellingson

(from the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival)

Directed by: Massimiliano Bruno

Written by: Massimiliano Bruno and Edoardo Falcone

Starring: Paola Cortellesi, Raoul Bova and Rocco Papaleo

A familiar scenario packaged in an Italian sitcom sensibility nonetheless exudes charm while touching on some of the more pressing issues of contemporary Western society, including unemployment and cultural integration.

Alice (Paola Cortellesi) is a real housewife of Rome, a 35-year-old mother of 9-year-old Filippo (Giovanni Bruno) with a beautiful home, immigrant servants and luxurious lifestyle all funded by her husband’s bathroom-fixture business. She’s as obnoxious and vacuous as her New York City or Orange County counterparts, until her husband suddenly dies, leaving her with a mountain of debt, the threat of jail time and, worst, the risk of losing her son. With little time to raise thousands of dollars and no job skills to speak of, she turns
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‘Nessuno mi può giudicare’

Reviewed by Annlee Ellingson

(from the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival)

Directed by: Massimiliano Bruno

Written by: Massimiliano Bruno and Edoardo Falcone

Starring: Paola Cortellesi, Raoul Bova and Rocco Papaleo

A familiar scenario packaged in an Italian sitcom sensibility nonetheless exudes charm while touching on some of the more pressing issues of contemporary Western society, including unemployment and cultural integration.

Alice (Paola Cortellesi) is a real housewife of Rome, a 35-year-old mother of 9-year-old Filippo (Giovanni Bruno) with a beautiful home, immigrant servants and luxurious lifestyle all funded by her husband’s bathroom-fixture business. She’s as obnoxious and vacuous as her New York City or Orange County counterparts, until her husband suddenly dies, leaving her with a mountain of debt, the threat of jail time and, worst, the risk of losing her son. With little time to raise thousands of dollars and no job skills to speak of, she turns
See full article at Moving Pictures Magazine »

Aruba Confidential II: Filmmakers in Conversation

By Annlee Ellingson

(from the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival)

The Aruba International Film Festival runs a little differently from other fests. Throughout the day today, screenings started on “Aruba time” — you kind of have to go with the flow here. But the premiere screening of “Nessuno mi può giudicare” also commenced with the distribution of tuna and tenderloin sandwiches. In its second year, Aiff may be experiencing growing pains, but it’s retained its hospitality.

Which is why celebrity filmmakers seem to feel comfortable here, reveling in the island setting while they discuss their professions in depth. Both actress Kim Cattrall and director Jonathan Demme — who each have worked in show business for 35-plus years — sat down to talk at length about their latest projects and their bodies of work. What they have in common is a renewed passion at this stage in their respective careers.

“I’ve never had
See full article at Moving Pictures Network »

Aruba Confidential II: Filmmakers in Conversation

By Annlee Ellingson

(from the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival)

The Aruba International Film Festival runs a little differently from other fests. Throughout the day today, screenings started on “Aruba time” — you kind of have to go with the flow here. But the premiere screening of “Nessuno mi può giudicare” also commenced with the distribution of tuna and tenderloin sandwiches. In its second year, Aiff may be experiencing growing pains, but it’s retained its hospitality.

Which is why celebrity filmmakers seem to feel comfortable here, reveling in the island setting while they discuss their professions in depth. Both actress Kim Cattrall and director Jonathan Demme — who each have worked in show business for 35-plus years — sat down to talk at length about their latest projects and their bodies of work. What they have in common is a renewed passion at this stage in their respective careers.

“I’ve never had
See full article at Moving Pictures Magazine »

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