DIRECTED BY: Uberto Pasolini COUNTRY: United Kingdom, Italy, Romania YEAR: 2020 SPOKEN LANGUAGE(S): English SUBTITLES: RUNNING TIME: 96 min
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John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, has dedicated his life to bringing up his 4-year-old son, Michael, after the child’s mother left them soon after giving birth. When John is given only a few months left to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for Michael, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation. Although initially certain of what he is looking for in the perfect family, John gradually abandons his early convictions, overwhelmed by doubts on the decision. How can he judge a family from a brief encounter? And does he know his own child well enough to make this choice for him? As John struggles to find the right answer to his impossible task, he comes to accept the help of a young social worker, opening himself to solutions he would never have considered. And he finally comes to accept his anger at the injustice of his destiny, the need to share the truth with his son, and to follow the child’s instincts on the biggest decision of their lives.
Uberto Pasolini was born in Rome in 1957, surprisingly not related to Pier Paolo Pasolini, but a nephew of Luchino Visconti. After studying economics and working for a few years in the banking business in London, his first film job was as a set runner on the set of the multiple Oscar-winning film THE KILLING FIELDS (1984, directed by Roland Joffé). Uberto Pasolini then worked for Columbia in Los Angeles, and in 1988 he moved to Enigma Film in London, with whom he was associate producer on films including MEETING VENUS (1991, directed by István Szabó). In 1994 Uberto Pasolini founded Redwave Films, with which he first produced PALOOKAVILLE (1995, directed by Alan Taylor), for which he was awarded the London Critics Circle prize for “British Producer of the year”, among others. Uberto Pasolini’s first directorial effort MACHAN – GAME OF THE DREAMS (2008) won, among others, the Europa Cinemas Award and the FEDIC Award in Venice, Best Film at the Palm Beach, Brussels and Trencin festivals, and the Audience Award at the Kerala International Film Festival.
Machan (2008), Still Life (2013), Nowhere Special (2020)
SCRIPT: Uberto Pasolini PRODUCER: Roberto Sessa, Cristian Nicolescu CINEMATOGRAPHY: Marius Panduru EDITOR: Masahiro Hirakubo, Saska Simpson SCORE: Andrew Simon Mcallister CAST: James Norton, Daniel Lamont
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