Italian Film Festival

INDIVISIBLE

indivisible

Info: 2016, 100 min

Language: IT, EN Subtitles

Director: Edoardo de Angelis

Cast: Angela Fontana, Marianna Fontana, Antonia Truppo, Massimiliano Rossi, Tony Laudadio, Marco Mario De Notas

Showtimes

  • Thursday January 12, 2017 - 6:45 pm

"A sensitive, insightful and sometimes even dream-like rumination on the cost of seeking and subverting normality." Sarah Ward, Screen

"Indivisible is above all else a mood piece humming with energy and marked by wondrous moments... more than the sum of its parts." MIchael Nordine, Village Voice

"A subtle, appealing and slightly unreal Neopolitan fable that unfolds with the often brutal logic of a fairytale, Edoardo De Angelis’s conjoined-twins drama has the feel of updated folklore — a Brothers Grimm classic, perhaps — relocated to contemporary Italy." Catherine Bray, Variety

Our closing night film is a strange and beguiling contemporary fable. Singing teenage conjoined twins are a popular attraction at Neopolitan functions, but they’re also the most sympathetic characters in this dreamy fable. Dasy and Viola live a life limited less by their physical difference to those around them than by the exploitative tendencies of people who ought to have their best interests at heart. The sole benign influence in the girls’ lives would seem to be a visiting surgeon who is shocked to realize that the possibility of separating the sisters has never been seriously considered by those who make their living at least in part from the girls’ unique status. Dasy is elated at the prospect; Viola, alas, is horrified…

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