Giovanni is a psychiatrist who enjoys a loving relationship with his wife and two teenage children in a small Northern Italian town. A tale of a happy family which is turned upside down when the teenage son dies in a tragic accident.
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A beautiful film. It is a difficult, almost unbearable watch at times, if you really empathize with the characters that is. Nanni Moretti reveals he is a true humanist with little or no sentimentality: at the heart of this emotionally sincere film there are universal themes about bereavement & the grieving process.
The Son's Room's direction is simple, but clever. Nanni Moretti explores how the death of a close one can change our life and how it can affect the relationship with other people, including with our own family, since it can lead to the rupture of family ties. This film depicts the destruction of a happy and united family after the death of its members in the most touching and realistic way.
Não é legal ignorar o suporte que oferecem os coadjuvantes (em especial, Laura Morante), mas é Nanni Moretti a alma de O Quarto do Filho. Seja como ator ou diretor, ele está lá para dominar o texto e dar o tom certo às coisas. A certo ponto, a trama faz uma curva acentuada, mas logo o filme se adequa à nova realidade e entrega um honestíssimo registro da dor. Brilhante.
The film has a slow-burning pace but once it is finished - you will realize that this small miraculous film will change the way you look at life and death. A poignant and deserving winner of Palm D'or in Cannes.
Patrician self-aggrandisement. Further research is required to deduce whether any other works in Moretti's portfolio rise above this mediocre offering. Maybe the 2001 Palme d'Or for this film was an acknowledgement of his previous efforts. 'The Son's Room', minus the context of Moretti's oeuvre, is unconvincing.