LIFF18 Ignorant Fairies

R18+ 106 mins

About the film

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Actors: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi

Antonia (Margherita Buy, Mia Madre LIFF15) and Massimo have been happily married for over ten years, living in a chic residential area near Rome. When Massimo is killed in a car accident, Antonia is grief-stricken and isolates herself from her friends.
One day, by chance, she discovers Massimo had been having an affair for the past seven years. Going to the Rome apartment of Massimo's lover, Antonia discovers not a woman but a man, Michele (Stefano Accorsi, also in Made in Italy). Gradually Antonia and Michele find they have more in common with each other than they ever had with Massimo.

One of Italy’s most successful and award-winning filmmakers, Turkish-born Ferzan Ozpetek creates films with a unique thematic focus that also display a considerable technical prowess. He has amassed 41 wins and a further 44 nominations over the course of his 12 film oeuvre spanning 20 years. He is best known for his deeply humanistic films Ignorant Fairies, Saturn in Opposition, Facing Windows, Sacred Heart and Loose Cannons.

WINNER: Best Actor, Best Actress - Golden Globes Italy 2001
WINNER: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Original Story - Nastri D'Argento Awards 2001
WINNER: Sebastiane Awards - San Sebastian International Film Festival 2001
NOMINATED: Golden Berlin Bear - Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2001

Italian and Turkish with English subtitles

Show Times

Sun Oct 7

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