Category: feature
Director: Elisa Fuksas
Country: Italy
Year: 2012
Length: 80'
Production Status: completed


The contemporary architecture of Rome is at the heart of this handsomely produced romantic drama, which is named for a pixie-ish twenty something singing coach who spends the summer dog sitting in her friend's swanky apartment and resisting the advances of a handsome young cellist. Although Nina is almost 30, she still hasn't figured out what to do with her life. While waiting, she motors her Vespa through sun-bleached suburban Rome, eats pastry and practices calligraphy. Michele D'Attanasio's striking cinematography evokes Nina's indefinable anxiety.
The film is set in the outer Roman district of EUR, distinctive forits large, modernist buildings and Neoclassical architecture. A preoccupation with colannades and arches and a fixation with composition betray the 31-year-old director's background: she is the daughter of two leading Italian architects and studied architecture herself before finding an outlet for her creativity in film.

Alissa Simon, Variety

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