35mm, rewatched. The autocracy of the previous film has gone, maintaining a structure in blocks that depends mainly on dramaturgic issues, which assimilates everything, leaving us dependent on ideas like "angst" and political expressionless. The discourse, though personalized, is mainly at the level of a discursiveness and/or its underlying silences, mandatorily derived from an European authorship.
The second part of "the triptych": this film seems to be more focused on the void of existence, looking for a purpose, ego(ism), loneliness, and (again) complex relationships with women. Apart from that, the film also relates to the media, politics, family interactions. Set in the 70s - a fascinating period of time, that gives the film a lot of interesting vibes, magnified by the cunning use of clever deadpan humour.
A bit more mature than his first effort. ...but not much... Still contains really bad cinematography and editing. The acting is really subpar as well. Just very amateur stuff. The writing is no better. Well... it IS better than his first film, but that ain't saying much. I guess we all start somewhere... but we don't all have our bad work in full view for everyone in the world to see.
Nanni Moretti once again directs and writes a vehicle for himself, this time a look at some Italian students of the 1970s (when the film was made). The result plays out like a clumsy version of Woody Allen's best and worst traits, with the good and bad evening out to become quite average.
This is more like it. Moretti's entourage is more familiar and likeable this time around. Somehow the huge cast of characters are all relevant to a bittersweet (and slightly psychoanalytical) story of existential angst and egotistic loneliness. It's a lot of fun watching them all just talk, even when it's intended to be farce.
che dici, vengo? mi si nota di più se vengo e me ne sto in disparte o se non vengo per niente? vengo. vengo e mi metto, così, vicino a una finestra, di profilo, in controluce. voi mi fate: "michele vieni di là con noi, dai", e io: "andate, andate, vi raggiungo dopo". vengo, ci vediamo là. no, non mi va, non vengo. eh no, sì. ciao, arrivederci. buonasera.