#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – How do children respond to tragedy? On an icy road near Chicago, Marianne dies in a crash, leaving Joe and their daughters, Kelly, about 16, and Mary, about 9. That summer, a friend from Joe’s graduate student days, 20 years before, arranges a teaching job for him in Genoa. When they arrive in June, Joe starts teaching and the girls have the summer before school starts: Kelly quickly falls in with youths her age; their club and beach life leads to sexual awakening. Mary, burdened by guilt for her mother’s death, is solitary. The girls take piano lessons, Mary draws, and she also sees and talks to her mother. Joe asks them, “Are you okay?”, but is that enough?
Plot: A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genoa changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her sexuality.
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I was taken by the melancholy and the beauty of the film and if this wasn’t enough, Colin Firth’s performance! His best since “Apartment Zero” and that is saying something. Not a single false move in a film that could very easily become a simple tearjerker. Colin as a dad who takes care of his young daughters after the tragic death of his wife is simply extraordinary. The humanity of his character, flaws and all, is immediately recognisable. The film is filled with an emotional form of suspense that makes the experience utterly unnerving at times. Genova, the city, is photographed with real gusto. The narrow “vicoli” create a sense of dislocation that underlines in the most poetic way the new roads that Colin and his daughters are, not merely finding, but forging for themselves. A delightful surprise.
a beautiful Italian-English co-production
After his wife is killed in a car crash Joe (Colin Firth), a Chicago professor, decides to take his family to live in Italy for a year, hoping that a change will help with the healing process. They relocate to Genoa, a city steeped in history, and try to adjust to their unfamiliar surroundings. Barbara (Catherine Keener) is an old friend of the family, and she helps them settle in. Youngest daughter Mary (Perla Haney-Jardine) is driven by guilt because she was responsible for the tragedy, and suffers from nightmares. Teenage daughter Kelly (Willa Holland) embraces the lifestyle of the handsome local boys, and the beach. Professor has a flirtation with a pretty student. The film explores familiar themes of grief, loss, cultural differences, and family. Genova is a beautiful Italian-English co-production, and has been superbly filmed by Marcel Zsykind. Audiences get a palpable sense of the history, culture and colorful life style of this fabulous city. Director Michael Winterbottom is one of the more interesting British directors; he rarely repeats himself and is always tackling different genres and different styles of film making. He brings a natural style to the material here, with plenty of hand held cameras and an improvised style that adds to the richness and emotional texture. Firth as usual is excellent and brings compassion and empathy to his role as the widowed father trying to reconnect with his two daughters and put his life back together.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (USA), 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Romance
Director Michael Winterbottom
Writer Laurence Coriat, Michael Winterbottom
Actors Colin Firth, Perla Haney-Jardine, Willa Holland
Country United Kingdom, Sweden, Cayman Islands
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Sony HDW-F750, Sony HVR-V1E
Laboratory Technicolor (digital negative)
Film Length 2,591 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Video (HDV)
Cinematographic Process HDV
Printed Film Format 35 mm