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A Magnificent Haunting (Magnifica presenza)

Magnifica presenza (Magnificent Presence)
  • 2012
  • Italy
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ferzan Ozpetek
  • Written by: Ferzan Ozpetek, Federica Pontremoli
  • Cast: Elio Germano, Paola Minaccioni, Beppe Fiorello
  • Language: Italian
  • UK release: 25 October 2013

Shy, twentysomething Pietro (Germano) arrives in Rome and finds himself sharing an apartment with the ghosts of a 1940s theatrical troupe. Despite an interesting premise, Oztepek ignores the deeper emotional undercurrents and piles on the fairytale whimsy, and for all its elegant surface, it lacks weight.

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A Magnificent Haunting

28 Oct 20132 stars

Elegantly shot but emotionally lacking benign ghost story from filmmaker Ferzan Ozpetek

This benign ghost story from Turkish-Italian writer/director Ferzan Ozpetek revolves around a shy, twenty-something gay man Pietro (Elio Germano), who’s recently arrived in Rome from Sicily. A pastry chef at a bakery by night and a struggling actor by…

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