THE WAIT / L’ATTENTE

2016 ARCHIVE

Director: Piero Messina
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Lou de Laâge, Giorgio Colangeli
Country: Italy, France, 2015
Language: French and Italian with English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Rating: M, Nudity
Duration: 100 minutes
Festivals: Venice International Film Festival 2015, Official Competition; TIFF 2015, Discovery

“★★★★ A beautiful film. Binoche is outstanding.”
Pierre-Yves Grenu, France 24

Synopsis

Academy-Award® winner Juliette Binoche gives one of the finest performances of her career in this dazzling debut feature from wunderkind Piero Messina, who previously worked as the assistant director on Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar®-winning The Great Beauty.

In a beautiful Sicilian villa, Anna (Binoche) receives an unexpected guest. Twenty-something Jeanne (the gorgeous Lou de Laâge, Breathe) has arrived from Paris, declaring herself to be the girlfriend of Anna’s son, Giuseppe, who has invited her to spend Easter together. But this is news to Anna, and Giuseppe is not yet there.

Despite the disruption, Anna invites her to stay, and as the two women await Giuseppe’s arrival, they begin to form a connection. Jeanne gives in to the charms of the island, while Anna comes out of her shell. Yet her son’s absence remains unexplained…

Stunningly shot and performed against a spectacular backdrop, Messina and his brilliant leads navigate a complex range of emotions in this entrancing tale of two women from different generations. The film gradually coils with expectation, and builds to an unforgettable conclusion.

Trailer

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WELLINGTON
Sat 20 Feb 8.40pm, 8.55pm (extra session) D
Thu 25 Feb 6.30pm E
Tue 1 Mar 3.30pm D
Sat 5 Mar 10.45pm D
ENCORE SCREENING: Wed 9 Mar 7.00pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sat 27 Feb 8.45pm
Wed 2 Mar 6.30pm
Tue 8 Mar 4.30pm
Sun 13 Mar 12.45pm
ENCORE SCREENING: Sat 2 Apr, 4.15pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Wed 2 Mar 4.20pm
Sat 5 Mar 2.15pm
Mon 7 Mar 12.10pm
Fri 11 Mar 8.30pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Wed 9 Mar 4.20pm
Sat 12 Mar 2.15pm
Mon 14 Mar 12.10pm
Fri 18 Mar 8.30pm

TIMARU
Wed 9 Mar 11.00am
Sat 12 Mar 8.30pm

NELSON
Fri 11 Mar 8.30pm
Tue 15 Mar 1.30pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Wed 16 Mar 6.30pm

TAURANGA
Sun 13 Mar 3.00pm
Mon 14 Mar 6.30pm

ARROWTOWN
Fri 18 Mar 3.30pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Fri 25 Mar 8.30pm
Wed 30 Mar 4.00pm

HAMILTON
Sun 27 Mar 3.15pm
Thu 31 Mar 6.15pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Fri 1 April 4.00pm
Wed 6 April 8.30pm

DUNEDIN
Fri 1 April 4.20pm
Thu 7 April 8.30pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre