Tornare by Cristina Comencini will be the closing film of the 2019 Rome Film Fest. The highly anticipated new film by the Roman filmmaker is set in 1990s Naples.
The film follows Alice, a forty-year old woman who returns from America after a lengthy absence when her father dies. Alice and her sister decide to sell the family home, but they must first clear it of the objects of a lifetime. Unexpectedly, Alice discovers that there is young and beautiful woman living in the house. The dialogue she begins with her is intense and promising, as is the bond she creates with Marc, a kind and fascinating man she meets at her father's memorial service. A new, intriguing and dangerous world takes shape around Alice, which sheds light on her past and her existence. The cast of Tornare includes Giovanna Mezzogiorno, who has worked with Cristina Comencini in the past in Don't Tell, and Vincenzo Amato (Respiro and Nuovomondo by Emanuele Crialese). The film is produced by Lumière & Co. with Rai Cinema and is distributed by Vision Distribution.
“I am honoured to close the Rome Film Fest with Cristina Comencini’s film - said Antonio Monda. “I admire the courage and honesty with which she portrays grief in the splendid setting of Naples seen as no one has ever shown it before in Italian cinema”.
The Rome Film Festival runs 17 – 27 October 2019. Click here for more information.