Opens Friday, June 10.
Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi. Starring Kseniya Rappoport, Filippo Timi, Lidia Vitale. A spark between a newly-met couple is snuffed out tragically.
Guido (Timi), a former cop, is a luckless veteran of the speed-dating scene in Turin. But, much to his surprise, he meets Slovenian immigrant Sonia (Rappoport), a chambermaid at a high-end hotel. The two hit it off, and a passionate romance develops. After they leave the city for a romantic getaway in the country, things suddenly take a dark turn. As Sonia’s murky past resurfaces, her reality starts to crumble. Everything in her life begins to change-questions arise and answers only arrive through a continuous twist and turn of events keeping viewers on edge until the film’s final moments. After studying philosophy at the University of Milan, Capotondi started his career as a music video director and photographer. In addition to the Venice Film Festival awards, THE DOUBLE HOUR was selected for the Toronto, Rome, London and Tokyo Film Festivals and was one of the five European Film Award Discovery nominees. Stage and screen actress Ksenia Rappoport was born and raised in St Petersburg where she graduated from the Academy of Theatrical Arts. Besides a prolific stage career, she won the David Di Donatello Award (Italy’s Academy Award) for Best Actress for her performance in Giuseppe Tornatore’s THE OTHER WOMAN. One of Italy’s most acclaimed actors, Filippo Timi is best known to US audiences for his portrayal of Mussolini in Marco Bellochio’s VINCERE.