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The Ties

  Daniele Luchetti

  France, Italy 100 minutes

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In early 1980s Naples, husband Aldo (Luigi Lo Cascio) confesses to wife Vanda (Alba Rohrwacher) that he’s been unfaithful, causing a rupture in their once-happy union. Their two young children, stuck firmly in the middle, bear the emotional fallout. But the ties that bind can be inescapable, even without love. Now, 30 years later, Aldo and Vanda are still together, but their relationship with one other and with their now-adult children continues to be shaped by heartbreak and resentment. In his affecting portrait of a marriage in crisis, acclaimed filmmaker Daniele Luchetti (My Brother is an Only Child, Our Life) crafts a stirring domestic drama that shifts back and forth through the years—time, it seems, doesn’t heal every wound.

“[Luchetti]’s grasp of relationships is utterly authentic and dives deep into the cruel dynamics of a couple at the breaking point” –Hollywood Reporter

 Italian with subtitles 

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