Black And White
Two years after her Oscar nomination for 'Don't Tell', Cristina Comencini has opted for humour rather than melodrama in examining modern problems in her native Italy. 'Black and White', her ninth film (and first since the death of her father Luigi, a beacon of Italian cinema), is a contemporary social comedy in the tradition of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?". Elena (rising screen star Ambra Angiolini from 'Saturn in Opposition') and Carlo (Fabio Volo) seem happily married, if not a little mismatched. Elena comes from a wealthy family and is dedicated to her job at an African aid organization, while husband Carlo, a computer engineer, comes from a more modest background. One day Carlo meets Nadine (Aissa Maiga, star of many French films including 'I Do', 'Hidden' and 'Russian Dolls'), the dissatisfied wife of one of Elena's colleagues (Eriq Ebouaney). Their love at first sight wreaks havoc upon their marriages and, more importantly, brings to light a series of prejudices and cliches from the betrayed spouses.
1hr 40mins long
M Contains sex scenes and offensive language.