|Colin Firth (Winner Best Actor, Venice Film Fest 09) - in a stellar, tender performance - stars as Joe, a man left at odds after the sudden loss of his wife (Hope Davis). Joe impulsively decides to move his two daughters to the sun-drenched coastal town of Genova, where his rekindled friendship with an old university colleague (Catherine Keener) suggests the hope of a new start. But as 16-year-old Kelly (Willa Holland) finds herself drawn into an enticing new world||
of romance and danger, younger Mary (Perla Haney-Jardine) begins to have visions of her mother...
An insightful exploration into the impact of loss and the strength of family, GENOVA is a visually exquisite, emotionally affecting work of modern cinema; an engaging and refreshingly understated journey of the heart.
I liked the idea of a family being re-located to a new place, where since they don't really know anyone they are thrown together. For me the film is about a father's love for his children and the children's relationship with each other.|
P R A I S E F O R G E N O V A
"A beautifully photographed and emotive tale... Achingly authentic (with) subtle dialogue and natural performances. Firth turns in a splendid performance."
- GAVIN BOND, THE SUNDAY TIMES
"An incredible film. Winterbottom is one of the greatest living directors, and Genova demonstrates this. Again."
- THOMAS CALDWELL, THE CASTING COUCH 94.9FM
"Quite the experience. Subtle, engrossing.. pitch perfect."
- ALICE TYNAN, THE BRAG
- TOM RYAN, THE SUNDAY AGE
"Profoundly touching, life-affirming... A beautiful film that crosses all kinds of boundaries, leaving us refreshed and filled with anticipation."
- Louise Keller, URBAN CINEFILE
"Haunting... An unforgettable performance by Colin Firth."
- Baz Bamigboye, THE DAILY MAIL
"Springs to life with extraordinary vibrancy."
- Lynden Barber, LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
"Gorgeous, tender and touching."
- Phillip French, THE OBSERVER
"Colin Firth proves what an extraordinary actor he is. It's a delicate, subtle performance that ranks amongst his best."
- Paul Fischer, Dark Horizons
"Stunning! An exquisite gem of a film."
"This is Winterbottom's most intimate film since 9 Songs, and one of the highlights of his career"|
- Eugene Novikov, Cinematical
"Grief and tears, sun and sex: Michael Winterbottom rides his globe-trotting indie charabanc into the Italian city of Genova to tell a moving story of loss and displacement that's light on its feet and heavy with emotion."
- Time Out London
"Fine performances bolster this moody, poignant portrait of guilt and forgiveness"
- Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
"Restrained and beautifully observed, Genova is a superlative study of family relationships that is both resolutely unsentimental and deeply moving."
- Sandra Hebron, London Film Festival
"This is a beautiful, slow burn of a film, made with insight, passion and grace"
- Cameron Bailey, Toronto International Film Festival
Colin Firth - Joe
Catherine Keener - Barbara
Hope Davis - Marianne
Willa Holland - Kelly
Perla Haney-Jardine - Mary
Margherita Romeo - Rosa
Monica Bennati - Elena
Gherardo Crucitti - Mauro
Dante Ciari - Fabio
Alessandro Giuggioli - Lorenzo
Michael Winterbottom -
Director/Writer (with Laurence Coriat)
Andrew Eaton - Producer
Melissa Parmenter -
Laurence Coriat -
Writer (with Michael Winterbottom)
Marcel Zyskind -
Director Of Photography
Mark Digby - Production Designer
Paul Monaghan - Editor
Celia Yau - Costume Designer
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