“Dear Diary, there is something I like to do more than anything else…” These lines open the author’s diary, the confidant of the most hidden thoughts. A diary in images, free and light as only personal thoughts can be.
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Even with some lengths, you can't keep your eyes off this amazing testimony and shout of love to cinema and life.
To watch and share with friends, a great way to show them that auteurs movies are not only weird video essays or dead-time full shots.
An odd and singular film. I guess you could call it a docu-drama, structured in three different sections about the director's personal experience. Generally the tone is whimsical and lightweight, though the third section deals with the weightiest themes. Perhaps the film is too insubstantial to be a complete success but the rambling quirkiness of it is endearing and has its own kind of charm and poetry.
Moretti is your loveable and naive guide (a kind of Italian Borat with a moped) who takes you through Rome and Sicily, expressing his thoughts on humanity and satirising his own diagnosis with cancer. I think people take this film far too seriously. It is as delightful and colourful as Amelie or perhaps, Local Hero and a nice insight into 1990's Italy.
Il netto cambio di atmosfera tra una prima parte più anarchica e gioiosa (in una Roma estiva quasi surreale) ed una seconda più intimista (per quanto Moretti non perda nemmeno qui la propria autentica voce) spiazza un po'.
I really like the way this film is shot especially the first quarter of it. A lot of focus on organic architecture and really offering up a feel for Italy via the Vespa travel in third person.. Unfortunately, the pace of the loose story wasn't enough to hold my attention right the way through it. Maybe its age can be attributed to that. The choice of music is nice aswell.