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by Eugène Green


Alexandre Schmid, a well-known architect, has begun to doubt about the value of the work he has done up until now. He decides to make a journey to Switzerland and Italy in order to write a long put-off essay about the Roman baroque architect Francesco Borromini, whose life and work obsess him, and Aliénor, his wife, decides to go with him. In Stresa, on the Lago Maggiore, they meet two adolescents, a brother and sister named Goffredo and Lavinia. Aliénor decides to stay in Stresa for a while. Alexandre wants to continue on to Rome, and since Goffredo plans on studying architecture, Aliénor tells her husband to take the boy with him.

original title: La Sapienza
country: Italy, France
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Eugène Green
film run: 97'
screenplay: Eugène Green
cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Arianna Nastro, Ludovico Succio
cinematography by: Raphaël O'Byrne
film editing: Valérie Loiseleux
art director: Giorgio Barullo
costumes designer: Agnès Noden
producer: Alessandro Borrelli, Martine de Clermont-Tonerre
production: La Sarraz Pictures Srl, MACT Productions, Rai Cinema
backing: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo - Direzione Generale per il Cinema, Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Roma Lazio Film Commission

main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2014 International competition

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