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Naples in Veils
Spotlight on Ferzan Ozpetek
Da non perdere perché è un’apoteosi di arte e cultura napoletana.

The entrancing art, music, and architecture of the city of Naples form a sumptuous backdrop for this mystery-shrouded thriller from Ferzan Ozpetek.

Giovanna Mezzogiorno (also in Facing Windows) stars as Adriana, an esteemed medical examiner who meets a handsome younger man Andrea (Alessandro Borghi, I Was a Dreamer LIFF17) during a party at her eccentric aunt’s garish apartment. They hit it off immediately, though their romance is curtailed when Andrea later stands her up and then disappears. So begins a gripping metaphysical murder mystery, in which Naples becomes a shadowy, mysterious labyrinth of desire and memory. The latest in Ozpetek’s sumptuous oeuvre was a box-office hit in Italy last year, and was highly decorated across Italy’s major film awards.

Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Italian Academy (David di Donatello) Awards 2018
Best Actress, Moscow International Film Festival 2018
Best Cinematography, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2018
Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Golden Ciak Awards 2018
Australian Premiere
Ferzan Ozpetek
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alessandro Borghi, Isabella Ferrari, Peppe Barra, Anna Bonaiuto
Thriller | Italy | 2017 | 113 min
Italian with English subtitles
Lush, moody...A gluttonous feast of Neapolitan art and culture.
The Hollywood Reporter
Ferzan Ozpetek

Ferzan Ozpetek

One of Italy’s most successful and award-winning filmmakers, Turkish-born Ferzan Ozpetek creates films with a unique thematic focus that also display a considerable technical prowess. He has amassed 41 wins and a further 44 nominations over the course of his 12 film oeuvre spanning 20 years. He is best known for his deeply humanistic films Ignorant Fairies, Saturn in Opposition, Facing Windows, Sacred Heart and Loose Cannons.

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