“LAST WORDS,” a journey, an encounter, building a new tomorrow with others survivors | REVIEW

Drama / Post-apocalyptic
Nick Nolte, Kalipha Touray and Charlotte Rampling
Directed by Jonathan Nossiter

“We live and die by the stories we tell each other,” is the line that begins writer/director Jonathan Nossiter’s latest piece, the exquisite “Last Words.” Adapted from a novel by Santiago Amigorena (he also co-wrote the screenplay), Nossiter’s film follows Kal (newcomer Kalipha Touray), the last human on the face of the Earth. The year is 2085. One year earlier he was traveling with his ... more >



Film stars Alba Rohrwacher, the director's sister
Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu and Sam Louwyck
Directed by Alice Rorhwacher

Entrenched in a small village in Italy's Umbria region, under the close supervision of her protective father, young Gelsomina sees little of the outside the world. She doesn't ask too many questions, either. On the farm where she lives with her young and sisters and her parents she helps out in the family's beekeeping business. Her fate appears sealed. And yet, two events will soon inject some ... more >

TFF2015 : Laura Bispuri’s SWORN VIRGIN (from the FEATURE NARRATIVE section)

Original title: "Vergine Giurata" [Vivo Films]
Alba Rohrwacher, Emily Ferratello and Lars Eidinger
Directed by Laura Bispuri

Laura Bispuri's SWORN VIRGIN ("vergine giurata" in the original italian title) feels incomplete, a partial film missing a final reel. SWORN centers on Hana (Alba Rohrwacher), a young Albanian woman who invokes the traditional right for females to become honorary males known as “burrnesh” in exchange for taking an oath of virginity. Years later Hana, now known as "Mark," flees the countryside to ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL – Alba Rohrwacher makes her entrance

She was born in Florence of a German father
In 2009 she was named one of European films' Shooting Stars by the European Film Promotion

Alba Rorhwacher, an Italian actress whose Audrey Hepburn-like grace matches her exceptional qualities as actress became known to American audiences for playing Tilda Swinton's daughter in "Amore." She will be coming to the Cannes Festival next week to support "Le Meraviglie" ("The wonders," in Italian) a film in which she has the leading role, and which was directed by her sister Alice ... more >