Combining an Italian director and screenwriter(Saverio Costanzo) , a New York location, a top Italian actress (Alba Rohrwacher) and an American rising star (Girls star Adam Driver), Hungry Hearts makes for an eerily engaging emotional thriller, and one of my favorites at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
A chance meeting in the bathroom of a New York City Chinese restaurant brings Jude, a young American engineer and Mina, an Italian girl working for the embassy together and a pregnancy seals the deal. But the romantic idea of throwing caution to the wind and marrying someone you know too little about is a bad one for Jude.
Il Nome Del Figlio
A couple expecting their first child, Paolo, a real estate agent and Simona, a beautiful author (Alessandro Gassman and Micaela Ramazzotti), Paolo’s sister Betta, a teacher with two children and her husband Sandro, a professor and writer (Luigi Lo Cascio and Valeria Golino), and their eccentric childhood friend Claudio (Rocco Papaleo) try to decide the baby’s name over dinner.
La Prima Luce
Marco (Riccardo Scamarcio) lives with Martina, a South American girl and their seven-year old son Matteo. When Martina runs away to South America with her boyfriend and her child, Marco goes in search of them to bring his Matteo back home.
Noi e la Giulia
Diego (Luca Argentero), Fausto (Edoardo Leo) and Claudio (Stefano Fresi) are three 40-year-olds who are dissatisfied with their lives and find themselves opening an agritourism business together.