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Another Woman's Face

Il volto di un’altra

Italy | 2012 | 83 minutes | Pappi Corsicato

After getting into a horrific car accident, a famous television anchor enlists her plastic surgeon husband to shape her into a new image in this hyper-stylized social satire that pays homage to the likes of Wilder and Almodóvar.

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Pitched midway between soap opera and surreal camp, Another Woman's Face is a candy-colored satire on the beauty industry in the poisoned bonbon tradition of John Waters and Pedro Almodóvar. Aptly named Bella (Laura Chiatti) hosts a television show broadcast from her husband René's (Alessandro Preziosi) plastic surgery center in the Alps, on which viewers can watch his patients stumble about as heavily bandaged as horror-movie mummies. When ratings fall and research indicates audiences have grown tired of Bella's face, she's fired; which sends her storming out in a rage, and directly into a traffic accident involving the clinic's maintenance man (Lino Guanciale) and an errant toilet bowl. Though she's only mildly injured, the greedy René sniffs out an opportunity for a much greater payday, so long as the insurance company (and the ever-fickle, beauty-chasing public) can be convinced Bella has been horribly disfigured, and in need of his miraculous attentions. Promises to unveil Bella's new face on their own show lead to the expected media circus; meanwhile, an asteroid named Tony is on a collision course with Earth. A stinging farce as gleefully over-the-top as that last plot point suggests.

Director Biography
Trained as a choreographer, Pappi Corsicato’s first job in movies was as an assistant on Almodóvar’s Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Since his 1993 debut Liberia, winner of the Silver Ribbon for Best New Director from the Italian Syndicate of Film Journalists, he has fashioned a series of comedies that combine highbrow sophistication with unapologetically populist humor.

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Director: Pappi Corsicato
Principal Cast: Laura Chiatti, Alessandro Preziosi, Lino Guanciale, Iaia Forte
Country: Italy
Year: 2012
Running Time: 83 minutes
Producer: Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli
Screenplay: Pappi Corsicato, Monica Rametta, Gianni Romoli
Cinematographers: Italo Petriccione
Editors: Cristiano Travaglioli
Website: http://www.rcproduzioni.com/volto/
Filmography: Armando Testa - Povero ma moderno (2009); The Seed of Discord (2008); Chimera (2001); Black Holes (1995); Libera (1993)
Language: Italian
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Rai Trade
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