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The Wait (L'attesa) (2016)



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This film navigates a range of emotions in telling the strange, irresistible story of the relationship between two women from different generations. Young and enchanting, Jeanne arrived with excitement before Giuseppe, whose continued delays and lack of presence cast a dark, mysterious shadow over the household. Why is Giuseppe not here and when will he appear? As Anna and Jeanne wait, they grow closer than either imagined they would, despite the secrets they're harboring from one another.

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Piero Messina keeps his simple story, loosely based on two plays by Luigi Pirandello, muted and equivocal.

June 23, 2016 | Full Review…

The story is minimal, but the imagery - and the hypnotic Binoche - are masterful.

May 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The lead actresses, like the story, work in subtle ways. There's plenty of potency in small gestures, anecdotes and shared glances.

May 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

We watch Binoche's face, in eloquent, mesmerizing close-up; pain and grief engulf her expression like water flooding into a still pool. She has few words. She doesn't need them.

May 5, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"L'Attesa" - also known as "The Wait" - is atmospheric and moody, serious and full of portent; and if it weren't so good, it would probably be unbearable.

May 5, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film is a moody and lyrical contemplation of grief and the connections that can be found within the void of loss.

April 29, 2016 | Full Review…

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