The Man Who Loves
THE MAN WHO LOVES
(L’uomo che ama)

Maria Sole Tognazzi follows her actor/writer/director father, Ugo, and brother, Ricky, in an accomplished family tradition with her third feature, which opened 2008’s Rome International Film Festival.

Almost forty, pharmacist Roberto (Pierfrancesco Favino) is living two different love stories in two different moments in time. One is with Sara (Ksenia Rappoport, The Unknown Woman – IFF08) a hotel desk manager in Torino, while the other is with Alba (Monica Bellucci), a chic art gallery curator. Roberto envies the romantic success of his beloved, gay younger brother Carlo (Michele Alhaique) who’s deliriously happy with lover Yuri (Glen Blackhall) but can’t find the right emotional groove himself. The game of love has him assume opposing roles in the relationships, experimenting with the sweetness and cruelty of love.

Offering a rarely-seen woman's take on a man's experience of love and heartbreak, THE MAN WHO LOVES features up and coming Hollywood actor Favino (Saturn in Opposition – IFF07 and The Last Kiss – IFF01) – who keeps us off balance with a combination of sexuality, charm and machismo.
  “MONICA BELLUCCI
IS GLORIOUS...
A BEAUTIFUL, TELLING
AND HONEST
PERFORMANCE”
REEL REVIEW



Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi

Cast: Monica Bellucci, Pierfrancesco
Favino, Ksenia Rappoport,
Piera Degli Esposti, Arnaldo Ninchi.

Italian with English subtitles

2008 | 102' | HDCAM SR