The Film Catalogue


Drama | Italian


Pathe International

Cast & Crew


Emanuele Crialese


Penelope Cruz


1970s Rome: a time of great social and cultural change, full of grit and glamour. The young Borghetti family has just moved into one
of the many freshly-built apartment blocks in the city. The move is bittersweet. Despite the beautiful, sweeping views of Rome from
their top floor apartment, the family is not as close as they once were. Clara and Felice are no longer in love, but are unable to leave each other. Clara finds refuge from her loneliness in the shelter of her special relationships with her three children. The oldest, Adriana (11), an unknown child in this new neighborhood, deliberately presents as a boy to the neighborhood children, pushing the family’s bond towards a breaking point.

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