"Naples in the early 1980s. Aldo works as a radio announcer and gives passionate literary recommendations. He has just put his children Anna and Sandro to bed and told them a bedtime story. Now he is standing in the kitchen next to his wife Vanda and confesses to her that he has been cheating on her. Completely surprised by this news, Vanda loses her footing and doesn't know how to react. What does this mean for her and the children? Thirty years later, Vanda and Aldo are still married."
Zurich Film Festival
"Lacci means shoelaces - they will be the subject of the film at some point. But of course lacci also means the ties that hold a couple, a family, together. But these bonds - as director Lucchetti describes them - are not delicate ones, not ones marked by love. These lacci here are made of barbed wire. Hurtful, but impossible to separate. (...) Especially as a younger couple, Aldo and Vanda are brilliantly cast: an incredible amount happens between Alba Rohrwacher and Luici Lo Cascio."
Brigitte Häring, SRF Culture, 03.09.2020
Contributors and additional information:
100 min. color. DCP. I/d
Director: Daniele Luchetti
Screenplay: Based on a novel by Domenico Starnone, Francesco Piccolo, Daniele Luchetti
Cinematography: Ivan Casalgrandi
Editing: Aël Dallier Vega, Daniele Luchetti
Music: Paolo Amici, David Quadroli
With: Alba Rohrwacher, Luigi Lo Cascio, Laura Morante, Silvio Orlando, Giovanna Mezzogiorno
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