November 18, 2013
Italy | 2013 | 96 minutes | Valeria Golino
Actress Jasmine Trinca and producer Viola Prestieri scheduled to attend.
Powerful, thought provoking, and heartfelt, this finely-tuned drama is an exceptional directorial debut from celebrated actress Valeria Golino, with Jasmine Trinca's breakout performance, making this multilayered and beautifully nuanced film an unmissable festival highlight.
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Irene (Jasmine Trinca) is an angel of mercy. Going by the pseudonym Honey, she works under the radar and outside the law to assist the terminally ill pass-on peacefully and with dignity. She carries out her business with conviction and grace, for which she's paid handsomely. However the work is not without its costs and Irene lives a largely insulated life with personal relationships kept at arm's length. But when retired architect Carlo (Carlo Cecchi) enlists her services, Irene's usually fierce code of ethics is put to the test. Upon discovering Carlo is not terminally ill - rather depressed and unhappy with life - and hearing out his own reasoning behind his attitude, Irene is confronted anew by the nature of her work. A tense yet caring relationship emerges between the two, peppered with moments of offbeat humor and tenderness.
|Principal Cast:||Jasmine Trinca, Carlo Cecchi, Liberro De Rienzo, Vinicio Marchioni, Iaia Forte|
|Running Time:||96 minutes|
|Producer:||Riccardo Scamarcio, Viola Prestieri|
|Screenplay:||Valeria Golino, Francesca Marciano, Valia Santella, based on a novel by Mauro Covacich|
|Awards:||Cannes Film Festival 2013 (Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention), Golden Globes Italy 2013 (Best Actress, Best First Feature), Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2013 (Best New Director, Best Actress, Best Sound), Brussels European Film Festival 2013 (Audience Award), Flaiano International Prizes 2013 (Best Director), Haifa International Film Festival 2013 (Special Mention Award)|
|International Sales:||Citè Films|