Genova   2009   UK Genova
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Director:Michael Winterbottom
Studio:Revolution Films
Writer:Laurence Coriat, Michael Winterbottom
IMDb Rating:6.1 (2,497 votes)
Awards:1 win
Duration:94 min
Languages:English, Italian
Michael Winterbottom  ...  (Director)
Laurence Coriat, Michael Winterbottom  ...  (Writer)
Monica Bennati  ...  Elena
Dante Ciari  ...  Fabio
Gherardo Crucitti  ...  Mauro
Hope Davis  ...  Marianne
Colin Firth  ...  Joe
Alessandro Giuggioli  ...  Lorenzo
Demetri Goritsas  ...  Steve
Kyle Griffin  ...  Scott
Perla Haney-Jardine  ...  Mary
Willa Holland  ...  Kelly
Catherine Keener  ...  Barbara
Margherita Romeo  ...  Rosa
Gabriella Santinelli  ...  Danny's Wife
Kerry Shale  ...  Stephen
Trevor White  ...  Michael
Gary Wilmes  ...  Dan
Angelica Moretti  ...  Angelica
Carlo Moretti  ...  Carlo
Sara Stewart  ...  Susanna
James Laurenson  ...  Marianne's Father
Gaby Santinelli  ...  Danny's Wife
Marcel Zyskind  ...  Cinematographer
Summary: In the wake of a family tragedy, an English ex-patriot living in the United States decides to relocate himself and his daughters to Italy, only to discover that tragedy may have followed them overseas when the youngest girl proves unable to move past her acute emotional pain. An Englishman at heart, Joe (Colin Firth) now lives a happy life with his wife and daughters in the United States. Their happy existence is turned upside down in an instant, however, when his wife is driving their daughters home one day and becomes momentarily distracted from the road. Later, as Joe and his daughters attempt to contend with the thick fog of grief hanging over their household, the loving father surmises that a change of scenery may be in order; accepting a teaching job in Italy in hopes that it will help them contend with their bereavement. For teenage daughter Kelly (Willa Holland), at least, the move works miracles: though Kelly was sullen and withdrawn back home, she seems awakened by the endless possibilities that the future may hold in Europe - even entering into a clandestine romance with a handsome Italian boy. Kelly's younger sister Mary (Perla Haney-Jardine), unfortunately, is another case entirely. Despite her father's most valiant efforts to assuage her grief, Mary just doesn't seem capable of shaking the loss. Meanwhile, as Joe rekindles an old friendship with a university colleague (Catherine Keener), his family soaks in the marvelous medley of medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary influences of the scenic, northern Italian city.

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