Facing Windows

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Polished and sensitively performed, Facing Windows is an unwieldy melodrama that is carried off with style even as its dueling storylines struggle to cohere into a satisfying whole.

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An unhappily married woman (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) befriends an old man (Massimo Girotti) and spies on a handsome neighbor (Raoul Bova).

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Critic Reviews for Facing Windows

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Audience Reviews for Facing Windows

  • Jul 03, 2010
    A haunting film on memory, love and loss. Don't dismiss your dreams ~ Demand them!
    Stefanie C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2010
    Part thoughtful drama, part soap opera, as an old man with memory loss gatecrashes into a squabbling married couple's life and proceeds to shake things up a bit. Watchable enough with some good observations and good acting along the way, but I'm not sure the ultimate message goes much beyond "follow your dreams", which Pixar does so much better.
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2010
    A complex, multi-layered tale that tried to veer off into bodice-ripper land a couple of times, but managed to steer clear. Giovanna (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and her husband, Filippo (Filippo Nigro) find a disoriented old man on the street and take him in. The story revolves around their efforts to discover who he is and where he belongs. The presence of this mystery gentleman triggers repercussions in their marriage, their career choices, and their family dynamic. There was a voyeuristic aspect to the story that caused an overly Romantic diversion. This viewer felt that the story might have been stronger without that distraction. But, even allowing for that, the film itself proved to be quite entertaining. The actors delivered quite believable characters and the interactions were suitably complex, conveying mystery without being mystifying. The script seemed without unnecessary frills, except for the aforementioned romantic element, but even that cannot overshadow this viewer's general satisfaction. The scenery is muted as most of the action occurs at night, but there is beauty to be found in abundance here.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2010
    Intriguing. I have come to expect more from the top Italian films but this was interesting.
    John B Super Reviewer

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