From acclaimed filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (The Road to Guantanamo and A Mighty Heart) comes Genova, a beautifully nuanced familial drama about love, loss and forgiveness, set against the captivating beauty of a postcard-perfect Italian locale.
Following a tragic accident, Joe (Colin Firth) decides to leave behind his home in the United States - which holds too many memories -- in search of a new start. With hopes that the change of setting will help to pull his fractured family from the limbo of their bereavement, Joe relocates himself and his two young daughters to the exotic town of Genova, Italy, where he accepts a position teaching at the local university.
As Joe rekindles an old friendship with university colleague Barbara (Catherine Keener), his daughters occupy their time by attending piano lessons and exploring the labyrinth-like laneways of the old city. 16-year-old Kelly (Willa Holland) finds herself drawn into the sexy and dangerous underbelly of this mysterious new world, speeding around on vespas and partying with the local boys, while the younger Mary (Perla Haney-Jardine), who is most clearly struggling to move past her acute emotional pain, continues to have visions of her mother wandering the streets of the scenic northern Italian town.
An insightful exploration into the power of grief and the strength of family, Genova is enriched by the sensitively felt performances of its talented cast of both well established and up-and-coming actors. This latest offering from the prolific Winterbottom is intimate and intense, and will take audiences on a journey of the heart which they won't soon forget.
Rating: (M) 2hrs
Fri 15th Jan 4.00pm & 7.00pm
Sat 16th Jan 6.45pm
Sun 17th Jan 4.30pm
Prices: Adults $13.00; Concessions $10.00; Member/Child $8.50
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