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Facing Window















by Peter Malone,12-Nov-2004

Facing Window

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cast: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti
Category: IIB (Not Suitable for Young Persons and Children)
Duration: 105 minutes

Director Ferzan Ozpetek migrated from Turkey to Italy and has made all his films there, including Hammam and Le Fate Ignoranti. He incorporates themes of migration into all his films. He also includes themes of sexual identity, especially issues of homosexuality.

Facing Window is a very moving film, well worth seeing. It opens in Rome in 1943 with the German occupation and a murder which is not explained until the latter part of the film. We appreciate the identity of the killer when the action moves to 2002 but are not sure of his guilt or not. This gives an edge to the film.

The focus is on a young working-class couple with two children. She is an accountant in a chicken factory. He works in a trucking station on the night shift. They have two children. They take care of an elderly man in the street, find that he has lost his memory and bring him to their home. He changes their lives. The wife (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) is acerbic and critical. In her initially reluctant helping of the man, she discovers where her true values life both in the work she wants to do and in her relationship with her husband and her attraction to the bank manager whom she sees out of the facing window. In a sequence where she looks across from the facing window at her own apartment, we see the emotional conflict between a new life and valuing what she has.

Massimo Girotti, veteran of more than 60 years in Italian films, brings great dignity to the role of the old man, a deep humanity that affects all those he contacts. It is through him that a quiet plea for judging people beyond their sexual orientation is made. This is a satisfying Italian drama.

 

 

 



隔窗未了緣

導演:費辛奧沙彼得
主演:祖凡娜瑪素姬奧羅、馬施武基洛提
級別:IIB (青少年及兒童不宜)
片長:105分鐘

導演費辛奧沙彼得從土耳其移居意大利後,在當地開始其導演生涯,作品包括Hammam及〈兜轉有情人〉,他將移民問題放進自己執導的所有影片去,當中亦涉及性取向的主題,特別是同性戀愛的問題。

本片是一齣非常感人的電影,確實值得欣賞。它以1943年德軍佔據下的羅馬揭開序幕,並發生了一宗謀殺案,至片末才交待兇案的來龍去脈。當故事發展至2002年,我們便理解到該名兇手的身分,卻不未能確定他是否有罪,這給影片留下了空間。

影片焦點放在一對「上班一族」的夫婦身上,女的在雞隻凍肉工廠擔任會計師,男的在貨櫃車站當夜班,他倆育有兩名小孩。一天,他倆將一位失了憶的老人帶回家裡照料。老人的出現改變了夫婦倆的生活,妻子既尖酸刻薄又吹毛求疪,她從最初不願意照料老人,到發現自己在工作上及與丈夫的關係的真正生命價值,以及對住在對窗的銀行經理鄰居產生好感。電影其中一幕講述她從住所望向對窗,我們看到她對新生活及衡量既有一切的情感衝突。

馬施武基洛提在意大利電影界縱橫超過60年,他為那老人的角色注入最崇高的尊嚴,那份濃厚的人道精神影響著身邊每個人。影片透過他,對那些以性取向批判他人的行為作出無聲控訴。這是一齣令人滿意的意大利劇情片。

翻譯:TMG
編輯:王慧慈

 


 

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