Acclaimed leading actors Riccardo Scamarcio and Valerio Mastandrea play Matteo and Ettore, two adult brothers living drastically different lives, in actor-director Valeria Golino’s quietly wrenching new drama. When Ettore, a public-school teacher and father of modest means, is diagnosed with a serious illness, he goes to stay with cosmopolitan Matteo in his sprawling Roman bachelor pad, and Matteo takes charge of overseeing his brother’s medical care. Between appointments with doctors and visits from Ettore’s wife and his lover, the brothers reckon with long-unresolved tensions and resentments, and face the implications of Ettore’s failing health, against the backdrop of the sunny Roman cityscape. Premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival as “Un Certain Regard.”
Followed by a Q&A with Professor Clarissa Clò
Before Euforia, we will screen Vale la pena (14:41), by Lorenzo Marinelli.
The short is one of the twenty finalists of our new Short Film Competition.