The Hummingbird

The Hummingbird

Italy | 2022 | 126 min. | Francesca Archibugi

Pierfrancesco Favino (The Best Years) and Oscar® nominee Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) star in this breezy, nonlinear epic about the strange and restless life of Marco Carrera from birth to earth, based on the bestselling novel by Sandro Veronesi.

*Restricted to audiences in WA State.

Marco Carrera (Pierfrancesco Favino) is a man who stays put. He's earned the nickname Hummingbird from his insistence on being a stable and reliable force, even as the world threatens to swallow him with chaos. Based on the Stegna Prize-winning novel of the same name, The Hummingbird takes an elliptical look at the key experiences of Carrera's life, spanning 60 years from youth to death. The non-linear view of the events that have shaped him makes for a jigsaw of accumulating complexity as the film progresses. Each temporal shift and emotional juxtaposition adds depth to the portrait of a man that refuses to let tragedy blunt his dedication to providing a haven for those around him. Carrera demonstrates that sometimes we stay put because we are already exactly where we need to be. SIFF is proud to host the U.S. premiere of this rich and intricate meditation on how we choose to define a good life.

Betsy Cass

  • Original Language Title: Il Colibrì
  • Director: Francesca Archibugi
  • Principal Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Nanni Moretti, Kasia Smutniak, Bérénice Bejo, Laura Morante, Sergio Albelli, Fotinì Peluso, Alessandro Tedeschi, Benedetta Porcaroli, Massimo Ceccherini, Francesco Centorame
  • Premiere Status: US
  • Country: Italy, France
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 126 min.
  • Producer: Domenico Procacci, Anne-Dominique Toussaint
  • Screenplay: Francesca Archibugi, Laura Paolucci, Francesco Piccolo
  • Cinematographers: Luca Bigazzi
  • Editors: Esmeralda Calabria
  • Music: Battista Lena
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Vivere (2019), Couch Potatoes (2017), Questione di Cuore (2009), Flying Lessons (2007), Shooting the Moon (1998), Towards Evening (1990), Mignon Has Come to Stay (1988)
  • Language: Italian, French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • International Sales: Fandango Sales