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The Wait (L'attesa)

The Wait (L'attesa)
  • 2015
  • Italy/France
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Piero Messina
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Giorgio Colangeli, Lou de Laâge
  • Language: Italian/French
  • UK release: 8 July 2016

Lonely divorcee Anna (Binoche) buries her son Giuseppe, but then his girlfriend Jeanne (de Laâge) comes to visit her, not knowing that Giuseppe's dead, and Anna chooses not to tell her. Moving drama based on a play by Pirandello, with the two stars beautifully conveying the growing tenderness between a mother and a daughter-in-law-that-will-never-be.

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The Wait

4 Jul 20164 stars

Juliette Binoche is typically astonishing in Piero Messina’s confident, ravishing debut

Winner of a trio of prizes at Venice 2015, The Wait (L’Attesa) takes two divine French actresses, Juliette Binoche and up-and-comer Lou de Laâge, and transports them to a dilapidated Sicilian villa to tiptoe around each other in the aftermath of a…

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