Il Compleanno (David's Birthday) (2009)





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In this drama from Italy, Diego (Alessandro Gassman) and Shary (Michela Cescon) are a wealthy couple who have rented a luxurious summer house by the sea, which they're sharing with their friends Matteo (Massimo Poggio) and Francesca (Maria de Medeiros). Life is easy until the arrival of David (Thyago Alves), Diego and Shary's handsome son in his early twenties. While everyone likes David, his presence brings out a sense of rivalry and unspoken longings among both couples, and when their friend Leonard (Christo Jivkov), a psychiatrist, arrives, his theories about why so much has changed since David showed up does little to ease anyone's mind. David's Birthday (Il Compleanno) was the second feature film from writer and director Marco Filiberti, following the controversial 2003 release Poco Piu Di Un Anno Fa (aka Adored: Diary Of A Porn Star); the film received its world premiere at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Maria de Medeiros
as Francesca
Christo Jivkov
as Leonard
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Slow burning tragic drama set in an Italian villa during a hot summer. Good looking cast give some great performances. Brava.

Graham Beilby
Graham Beilby

had its potential to be a very thought provoking film about coming to terms with oneself, but then ends tragically. Boring most times.

Andrew Platt
Andrew Platt

A beautifully acted movie with impeccable sceneries of Italy. Though it was not necessarily a gay-affirming story, it remains an amazing story that way too often happens but left under the rug and never discussed. I really loved the way the story built up into a climax was sad how it ended, wish there was a little more to it to understand what Massimo did with his loss and his new love. The self-playing scene of Thiago always has amazingly beautiful photography and also the love-making scene between Massimo and Thiago was outstandingly sizzling. This is definitely a movie worth seeing, there are some tear jerking moments.

Jacob Demetrius
Jacob Demetrius

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