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Vincere Review


Very Good
This skilfully made film tells a terrific story but is rather too densely packed to appeal to audiences unfamiliar with (or uninterested in) Italian history. Although it gives the wonderful Mezzogiorno yet another vivid role.

In 1914 Milan, fiery socialist journalist Benito Mussolini (Timi) meets and marries Ida Dalser (Mezzogiorno), who gives up her life to support her husband, and soon gives birth to a son (Costella and later Timi). But during the Great War, Benito disappears and then resurfaces with a new wife Rachele (Cescon) and a team of goons who forcibly keep Ida away, eventually locking her away in a mental institution and sidelining her son. But as Benito shifts into fascism and rises to enormous power, she refuses to give up without a fight.

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Giovanna Mezzogiorno - Wednesday 12th May 2010 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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Giovanna Mezzogiorno Tuesday 19th May 2009 2009 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 7 - Premiere of 'Vincere' - Arrivals Cannes, France

Giovanna Mezzogiorno Friday 14th November 2008 Premiere Palermo Shooting at Kino Kulturbrauerei Berlin, Germany

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Giovanna Mezzogiorno - Saturday 24th May 2008 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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Giovanna Mezzogiorno Sunday 11th November 2007 AFI Festival 2007 closing night gala screening of 'Love In The Time Of Cholera' held at the Cinerama Dome - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Benjamin Bratt

The Last Kiss (2001) Review


Bad
Watching The Last Kiss is one of the most uncomfortable experiences I've had in a movie theater since I worked at a multiplex and a girl I had a severe crush in high school saw me in my nerd uniform of a sleeveless sweater and clip-on tie. [Oh Pete, you rake, you! - Ed.]

At least that encounter lasted no more than a minute. For nearly two hours in The Last Kiss, aimless characters bitch, moan, and argue about how their lives stink. Doors are slammed, tears are shed, and immaturity is flaunted about like a homecoming banner. Almost every character deserves to have their head dunked in a bucket of ice water. The number of self-inflected drama fits and crying jags makes this movie feel more like a non-stop cry for attention, than an attempt at any kind of satisfying entertainment.

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Facing Windows Review


Good
Director and screenwriter Ferzan Ozpetek's latest movie Facing Windows begins like a Hitchcock thriller. 1943 in Nazi occupied Italy. Late one night a young man commits murder, runs off into the wet and shadowy back alleys, and mysteriously disappears forever.

In sudden counterpoint to this fear and tension from the past come the modern strains of a couple arguing about kids and money. Giovanna (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) hates her job as a bookkeeper in a chicken factory and husband Filippo (Filippo Nigro) can't seem to hold a job and is too dependent on her. She wants more from him than he seems able to give.

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The Last Kiss Review


Bad
Watching The Last Kiss is one of the most uncomfortable experiences I've had in a movie theater since I worked at a multiplex and a girl I had a severe crush in high school saw me in my nerd uniform of a sleeveless sweater and clip-on tie. [Oh Pete, you rake, you! - Ed.]

At least that encounter lasted no more than a minute. For nearly two hours in The Last Kiss, aimless characters bitch, moan, and argue about how their lives stink. Doors are slammed, tears are shed, and immaturity is flaunted about like a homecoming banner. Almost every character deserves to have their head dunked in a bucket of ice water. The number of self-inflected drama fits and crying jags makes this movie feel more like a non-stop cry for attention, than an attempt at any kind of satisfying entertainment.

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