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THE LADIES GET THEIR SAY

by Enzo Monteleone

synopsis

A bittersweet comedy about the world of women. Two eras, two ways of being a woman. The Sixties: a cards game just to be together. Every Thursday afternoon, four friends chat about loves and betrayals, theorising about motherhood, life and marriage problems. They argue, they laugh, they talk with complicity and a little cynicism. Thirty years later: the daughters are back together at the funeral of one of their mothers. They are the same girls who, during the card games, were playing in the next room. Like their mothers, they spoke about their dreams and fears, the passage of time, their working life, the desire for motherhood. Decades have passed but female identity seems unchanged, despite a career and empowerment, today as before, being a woman means energy, joy, efforts and pain.
Based on Cristina Comencini’s eponymous play.

international title: The Ladies Get Their Say
original title: Due partite
country: Italy
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Enzo Monteleone
film run: 94'
release date: IT 06/03/2009
screenplay: Cristina Comencini, Enzo Monteleone
cast: Margherita Buy, Isabella Ferrari, Marina Massironi, Valeria Melillo, Paola Cortellesi, Carolina Crescentini, Claudia Pandolfi, Alba Rohrwacher
cinematography by: Daniele Nannuzzi
film editing: Cecilia Zanuso
art director: Paola Comencini
costumes designer: Marina Roberti
music: Giuliano Taviani
producer: Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz
production: Cattleya, RAI Cinema
distributor: 01 Distribution
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