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20 September 2017

A Woman

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A Woman

A Woman

A Woman

original title:

A WOMAN

directed by:

cast:

Willem Dafoe, Jess Weixler, Stefania Rocca, Michele Venitucci, Anna Luisa Capasa, Marialuisa Capasa

screenplay:

cinematography:

set design:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2010

film run:

97'

format:

35mm - colour

festival & awards:

Julie, an innocent young woman, meets a mysterious man, who turns out to be the famous American novelist Max Oliver. Devastated by the recent death of his wife – the beautiful dancer Lucia Giordano, who’s the subject of Oliver’s latest book A Woman – Max is rescued out of his darkness by Julie. He falls in love with her and immediately invites her to live with him in his house in Italy. Warned against the idea by her closest friend Natalie, Julie goes with him anyway, while nursing her fear of being overshadowed by the memory of Max’s dead wife. Julie’s insecurity quickly turns into paranoia: the more she learns about Lucia Giordano the more she obsesses about her, almost to the point of madness.