L'Attesa

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Italy | 2015 | 100 minutes | Piero Messina

May 6 - 18, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
From Italian filmmaker Piero Messina (assistant director of The Great Beauty) comes this emotional tale, gorgeously filmed and showcasing the stunning landscapes of Sicily, about the strange relationship between a single mother (Juliette Binoche) and a young woman who claims to be her son’s lover.

Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche stars as Anna, who is meeting her son Giuseppe’s French girlfriend, Jeanne (Lou de Laâge), in the lead up to Easter festivities. Young and enchanting, Jeanne arrived with excitement before Giuseppe, whose continued delays and lack of presence cast a dark, mysterious shadow over the household. Why is Giuseppe not here and when will he appear? As Anna and Jeanne wait, they grow closer than either imagined they would, despite the secrets they’re harboring from one another.

  • Director: Piero Messina
  • Principal Cast: Juliette Binoche, Lou De Laâge, Giorgio Colangeli
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Language: Italian, French