What More Do I Want? (Cosa voglio di più)
Two people unhappy in their relationships turn to one another in this handsome relationship drama from acclaimed filmmaker Silvio Soldini (Days and Clouds, IFF08) which screened in the Berlinale Special section at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival.
Anna (prominent thespian Alba Rohrwacher, I Am Love) is a woman in her early thirties who works as an accountant at a large insurance firm. She lives with her long-time boyfriend Alessio (Giuseppe Battiston), a nice guy who thinks they should settle down and have a child. Anna, on the other hand, feels like the excitement has gone out of their relationship and when she meets Domenico (Pierfrancesco Favino) in her office, it isn't long before their clandestine chemistry turns into a fully fledged affair even though Domenico confesses to having a wife and two kids at home. The illicit lovers meet once a week for a few hours in a cheap motel, but soon it's not enough for Anna, who becomes increasingly needy.
Alba Rohrwacher, who also stars in IFF10 highlight The Man Who Will Come, delivers a beautifully nuanced performance as a woman who is afraid to take responsibility for her future once and for all.
Not screening in Perth.