Saturday, June 1, 2024

Mi fanno male i capelli (2023) Open Roads 2024

Alba Rohrwacher stars as Monica, an amnesiac woman who imagines her own identity through Monica Vitti’s various performances.

Less a narrative then a cinematic tone poem much like some of the films of Michelangelo Antonioni, the film is an excuse for Rohrwacher to chew scenery and do a riff on the great Vitti. It’s a one of  a kind performance that stands less as an attempt to copy the earlier films and instead it’s a fantastic fashioning of something new.  It’s a stunning performance that will delight fans of both actresses.

Beyond being a showcase for a great performance the film doesn’t seem to add up to much. Yes it’s a character study, but I’m not certain to what end.

However don’t let that stop you from seeing this film, Rohrwacher’s performance is enough to have me recommend the film.

No comments:

Post a Comment