La Sapienza [Wisdom] (2014)

La Sapienza
Director: Eugène Green
Writer: Eugène Green
Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio, Arianna Nastro
Part of: Scope50
Seen on: 21.02.2015

Alexandre (Fabrizio Rongione) and Aliénor (Christelle Prot) have been married for a while and everything seems to be going fine, even if a little stale, maybe. Alexandre, an architect, decides that he wants to finally write the book on Borromini he’s had in his head forever and for that he has to travel to Switzerland, then Italy. Aliénor spontaneously decides to come with him. When they arrive in Borromini’s birth town, they run into the siblings Goffredo (Ludovico Succio) and Lavinia (Arianna Nastro). Aliénor is immediately intrigued and she convices Alexandre to take budding architect Goffredo on his trip to Italy, while she will stay with the sickly Lavinia. Through the eyes of the young siblings, they themselves start to rediscover their own joy.

La sapienza is a film that talks about emotions, but only from a rational perspective. While that starts off interesting, it ends up being a little too stiff and distant, giving the film not inconsiderable lengths. But it’s still interesting enough.

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