Hurt by Paradise
- Directed by: Greta Bellamacina
- Cast: Greta Bellamacina, Sadie Brown, Nicholas Rowe
Celeste (Bellamacina) is a young single mother struggling to make it as a poet while her neighbour, struggling actress Stella (Brown) babysits her son. Overly self-conscious debut by Bellamacina which fails to go beyond surfaces, but the glimpses of Celeste and Stella’s unconventional family unit are genuinely charming and hint at a better film.
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Hurt by Paradise24 Jun 2019
EIFF 2019: Greta Bellamacina's debut has its charms but is scuppered by self-consciousness
Opening with a homage to Woody Allen's Manhattan, Greta Bellamacina's feature debut is part love letter to modern London and part love letter to other filmmakers' love letters. Director and writer Bellamacina plays the film's protagonist, Celeste, a…
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