La Sapienza

In director Eugène Green's elegant and poignant La Sapienza, architect Alexandre (Fabrizio Rongione) and social scientist Alienor (Christelle Prot Landman) retreat to... Read more

La Sapienza

Directed by Eugène Green

Year: 2014
Running Time: 100
Color Type: Color
Country: Italy, France
Language: French, Italian
Genres: Drama, Culture
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La Sapienza

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Aliénor Schmidt Christelle Prot Landman
Alexandre Schmidt Fabrizio Rongione

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Directed by Eugène Green


At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing his draft - interrupted years earlier - of a book on Borromini. He is accompanied by his wife Alienor who feels her relationship with her husband gradually slipping away along with the passion it used to inspire. Having reached Stresa they happen to meet Goffredo and Lavinia, a pair of siblings who live there: the former is about to embark in architectural studies, the second is suffering from a nervous disorder.

Reviving a maternal instinct that has lain dormant within her for so many years, Alienor feels the need to stay by Lavinia's side to help her overcome her anxiety and suggests that her husband continue on his travels with Goffredo.

This separation will be the start of an inner journey for both Alexandre and Alienor. With his young friend, Alexandre heads for Turin and Rome, and draws fresh inspiration from the beauty of our country and Goffredo's enthusiasm. He will thus rediscover his joy of life and his original passion for his work, while Alienor will now have the chance to consider her real needs now that her husband has found himself once more.

The film tells of a love story that develops in parallel amid architecture, artistic inspiration and of course emotions. The title of the film refers to one of the most extraordinary projects completed by Francesco Borromini: the Church of St. Yves at La Sapienza in Rome.

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"Stunning visuals are combined with an extraordinarily artificial style in filmmaker Eugène Green's haunting tale..." ★ ★ ★ Video Librarian

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Lark Theater Larkspur 1440129600August 21 - September 3, 2015
Lakewood Ranch Cinemas Lakewood Ranch 1439784000August 17 - August 18, 2015
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1439784000August 17 - August 20, 2015
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit 1439524800August 14 - August 16, 2015
Strand Theatre Rockland 1438920000August 7, 2015
Laemmle Music Hall 3 Los Angeles 1435896000July 3 - July 9, 2015
Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth 1435896000July 3 - July 9, 2015
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1435291200June 26 - July 2, 2015
Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym San Diego 1434686400June 19 - June 25, 2015
Ryder Film Series Bloomington 14346864006/19-21, 6/26-28, 7/10-12 ONLY
Living Room Theaters Portland 1434686400June 19 - July 2, 2015
The Screen Santa Fe 1431057600May 8 - July 16, 2015


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