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SON'S ROOM, THE

Status: Completed

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Synopsis
Short synopsis

A Film by NANNI MORETTI

Nanni Moretti’s extraordinary Palme d’Or-winning study of bereavement – an overwhelmingly honest portrayal of the sorrow and anger that follow the death of a loved one.

Long synopsis

Giovanni, Paola, and their teenage children Irene and Andrea, live in a small town in Northern Italy. Giovanni is a psychiatrist. Day after day his patients confide in him, the endless details of their neuroses contrasting sharply with his own ordered life. Giovanni’s existence is one of strictly observed habits, even compulsions: he reads, listens to music, exhausts himself with long, lonely runs across town. One morning, Giovanni receives an urgent call from a patient and is unable to go running with his son as he had planned. Andrea goes diving with friends instead. He will not return…

From the acclaimed director of “Aprile” and “Dear Diary”, Nanni Moretti’s “The Son’s Room” is an extraordinary study of bereavement, a sensitive and overwhelmingly honest portrayal of the sorrow and anger that follow the loss of a loved one.