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Facing Windows Reviews

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February 6, 2013
Read More | Original Score: B-
February 7, 2005
Sus mayores logros quizás están en la manipulación de los dos tiempos en que se narra la película (...)
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2004
[It] gives off a lot of pleasure: in the performances, the texture, the moment-by-moment changes in emotional temperature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2004
Strong performances by Girotti ... and Mezzogiorno make director Fernan Ozpetek's dovetailed stories of forbidden love compelling and vibrant.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2004
Ozpetek continues to explore his pet themes in his latest film while toning down the melodramatic excesses and meandering storylines that dragged down his previous work.
September 4, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2004
The characters are compelling enough to make it worth plowing through the subtitles.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2004
Blends romance, mystery and fantasy to beguiling, if slightly bewildering, effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2004
There are two stories in Facing Windows, one of them profound and deeply moving, the other pure soap opera.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 8, 2004
Provides a fine showcase for a rising star of Italian cinema, Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... and a final salute to an Italian veteran, Massimo Girotti.
July 30, 2004
Mezzogiorno...rises about the melodrama with a soulful grace that recalls Monica Vitti in her Antonioni films.
July 23, 2004
Ozpetek ends up with a lot of balls in the air, and he has to do some scrambling to keep up. He pulls it off, but it feels like he's making this harder than it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2004
As the relationship progresses between Giovanna and Davide, Facing Windows becomes refined with deeper truths.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2004
Thanks to fine performances and a grounded script, the pieces of this intriguing little puzzle all manage to fit.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2004
The film's puzzlelike structure is a help; Simone's secret may not be hard to guess, but watching him work it out with the aid of Giovanna and Lorenzo consistently holds our interest.
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 22, 2004
It's a corny and utterly implausible story in many ways -- but, like The Notebook, it's an implausible romance that connects with us because of the lush style and the power of the performances.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 21, 2004
Ozpetek is an enriching director. More than a presentation of its contents, every scene seems also to be a distillation of the matters that led to it.
July 16, 2004
Terrific performance by Mezzogiorno grounds a lovely, if flawed, film.
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 16, 2004
The Italians do a sort of romantic film best, but they start with a big edge: Italy. In Facing Windows, they have Rome and the warm colors and the food, and a very good cast led by immensely appealing Giovanna Mezzogiorno.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 16, 2004
It's Italian, it's actually quite mesmerizing in the manner of '50s psychological melodrama held together by incredible coincidences, everyone in it is splendidly attractive, and when you get out, you will be thinking: 'I have to get a pie soon.'
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