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Ciao (2008)

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Two men meet and fall in love under the least joyous of circumstances in this low-key drama from writer and director Yen Tan. Jeff (Adam Neal Smith) has been close friends with Mark most of his life, so when Mark unexpectedly dies, Jeff volunteers to clear out Mark's apartment and tie up the loose ends of his personal business. While examining Mark's correspondence, Jeff learns that he had been exchanging flirtatious e-mails for some time with Andrea (Alessandro Calza), an Internet designer from … More

Rating: R (for language including sexual references)
Genre: Drama , Gay & Lesbian
Directed By:
Written By: Alessandro Calza , Yen Tan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 23, 2010
Runtime:
Regent Releasing/here! Films - Official Site

Cast


as Lauren

as Mark's Father

as Margaret
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Critic Reviews for Ciao

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (9)

In Yen Tan's glacially paced movie (every shot is relentlessly symmetrical), the actors are squares in graph-paper compositions.

Full Review… | January 30, 2009
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Yen Tan's Ciao is a revelation, a minimalist work of maximum effect. It is determinedly understated and consistently expressive, beautifully composed yet never studied.

Full Review… | December 29, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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It's made on the smallest of budgets and features awkward if sincere performances, yet Yen Tan's film still manages to strike a series of plangent emotional truths about speaking one's heart and moving on.

Full Review… | December 19, 2008
Boston Globe
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Ciao moves at a snail's pace. It feels long even at its abbreviated length.

Full Review… | December 12, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
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The story is so minimal that it almost doesn't exist.

Full Review… | December 5, 2008
New York Post
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Deeply sincere and exceedingly slow even at 87 minutes, Ciao involves two strangers who become acquaintances after the death of a mutual friend.

Full Review… | December 5, 2008
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Ciao

A little overly artsy and not so interesting. I was disappointed.

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