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.
May 17, 2013
AMC Pacific Place 11
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May 19, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
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May 29, 2013
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
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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.
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.
Sponsored in part by DList Magazine, Dante Aligheri Society of Washington
|Principal Cast:||Laura Chiatti, Alessandro Preziosi, Lino Guanciale, Iaia Forte|
|Running Time:||83 minutes|
|Producer:||Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli|
|Screenplay:||Pappi Corsicato, Monica Rametta, Gianni Romoli|
|Filmography:||Armando Testa - Povero ma moderno (2009); The Seed of Discord (2008); Chimera (2001); Black Holes (1995); Libera (1993)|
|International Sales:||Rai Trade|