Genova
GENOVA

The Festival is proud to present, as a Special Presentation, the Australian premiere screenings of the outstanding new film from Michael Winterbottom, arguably one of the world’s most heralded modern filmmakers. GENOVA is his beautifully nuanced new drama about love, loss and forgiveness, set against the captivating beauty of the city.

Following a tragic accident, widowed Joe (Colin Firth) decides to leave Chicago and he relocates himself and his two young daughters to Genova in Italy’s north, accepting a position at the local university. As Joe rekindles a friendship with colleague Barbara (the superb Catherine Keener), his daughters explore the labyrinth-like laneways of the old city. 16-year-old Kelly (Willa Holland) is drawn into a sexy and sometimes dangerous new world while the still grieving Mary (Perla Haney- Jardine) begins to have visions of her mother (Hope Davis)...

This stunning English-Italian coproduction captures the challenges and strengths of family with economy and restraint. Enriched by sensitive performances and an astonishing locale, GENOVA is an emotional cinema experience not to be missed.
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Director: Michael Winterbottom

Cast: Colin Firth,
Catherine Keener

English and Italian with
English subtitles

2009 | 94' | 35mm / HDCAM SR