Archive of films Into the Wind / Controvento

2000, 98 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2001


Clara is a psychiatrist at a mental institution in Turin and both her life and work have a completely rational basis. She has created a world for herself, devoid of emotion, from which she draws the strength to face the daily reality of the office. She is the exact opposite of her younger sister Nina, emotionally unbalanced and a nervous wreck, who is always running away from something and has no idea what to do with her life. But one day Clara meets a man who claims to have lived with Nina. His name is Leonardo and he works as an orderly in emergency. Clara gradually discovers that she is becoming attracted to her sister’s lover. This woman, who never thought much about love, experiences the torments of jealousy and the splendours of passion. It is an exciting and, at the same time, painful journey toward uncovering a previously unrecognised part of her own soul, a place only recently so dark and distant.

About the director

Peter Del Monte (b. 1943, San Francisco) studied in Rome under Roberto Rossellini at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. He debuted in 1975 with Irene Irene (Special Jury Prize at Toulon and Best Actor at Teheran). He followed up this success with L’altra donna, Piso pisello (UNICEF Award at Vienna), Invitation au voyage (Palme d’Or at Cannes 1982 and awarded at Sčo Paulo), Piccoli Fuochi (awarded at Brussels), Julia and Julie, Etoile, Tracce di vita amorosa, Campagna di viaggio (Golden Globe 1996, Sacher Award for Best Actor, Grolla d’Oro for Best Director and Actress, among others) and La ballata del lavavetri (Sergio Leone Award at Annecy).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Horizons
Director: Peter Del Monte
Screenplay: Gloria Malatesta, Claudia Sbarigia,, Peter Del Monte
Dir. of Photography: Saverio Guarna
Music: Paolo Silvestri
Editor: Simona Paggi
Producer: Andrea de Liberato, Carlo Pontesilli
Production: Poetiche Cinematografiche, Controvento Film
Cast: Margherita Buy, Ennio Fantastichini, Valeria Golino, Maria Monti

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