STARTS STREAMING FRIDAY, JUNE 5 FOR $12
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“Willem Dafoe brings a pulsing gusto to Abel Ferrara’s engaging self-portrait of his life in Rome.” – Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
Against a daily grind of teaching acting workshops and attending AA meetings, filmmaker Tommaso (Willem Dafoe) begins to suspect his young wife is having an affair, pulling him into a series of fantasies and daydreams that run the gamut from erotic to suicidal, all while preparing for his next film. Best known for his cinematic studies of self-destructive personalities living in New York City, the now Rome-based director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) returns with this fictionalized self-portrait, filmed with the intimacy of a home movie in the director’s own apartment and featuring a cast of performers culled from Ferrara’s life (including his wife and daughter) and the streets of Piazza Vittorio where he lives. Starring Ferrara’s real-life neighbor Dafoe as his on-screen surrogate, Tommaso draws liberally from both Ferrara and Dafoe’s lives and cinematic personas, portraying the quotidian struggles faced by an American expat filmmaker and recovering drug addict with all the candor and hard-won sensitivity that fans of Ferrara have come to expect. (Dir. by Abel Ferrara, 2019, Italy, in English and Italian with English subtitles, 115 mins., Not Rated)