Sicily in the 1940s in the film about Quatriglio. Weekend at the cinema, all the releases


By John

The very rich cinema offer of the weekend with a scandalous title that is already attracting all the media attention.

CIVIL WAR by Alex Garkand with Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Nick Offerman, Cailee Spaeny, Wagner Moura, Sonoya Mizuno, Jefferson White, Karl Glusman, Stephen Henderson, Alexa Mansour, Juani Feliz, Melissa Saint-Amand, Jojo T. Gibbs, Nelson Lee. It is the eyes of photojournalist Kirsten Dunst that tell the story of the brutal civil war that is going through the United States in a tragically near future. The clash between the two factions quickly moved from social networks to Capitol Hill where two contenders are vying for the right to govern America as president. With the pace of fiction, but with a keen eye on reality, Alex Garland signs the film that everyone is already talking about.

BACK TO BACK by Sam Taylor-Johnson with Marisa Abela, Jack O'Connell, Eddie Marsan, Lesley Manville, Ryan O'Doherty, Ansu Kabia, Bronson Webb, Juliet Cowan (photo below). The portrait of Amy Winehouse belongs to the proven genre of artist biography. The film is conceived as an act of love for the unfortunate singer who died of an overdose at just 27 years old and follows her rise and fall, giving space to her fragilities, her immense talent (well reproduced by Marisa Abela), her relationship with her ex-husband.

THE SECRET DRAWER by Costanza Quatriglio. When, just over 15 years ago, Costanza had some brief dialogues with her father, she still didn't know whose personality she grew up alongside. Only when she decides to open her father's memorial fund does she become aware of the incredible human and artistic story of Giuseppe Quatriglio, journalist, essayist and writer, historical signature of the Giornale di Sicilia (below a frame). The film – which it would be unfair to define simply as a “documentary” – is constructed on the editing table between amateur reels, documents, writings, memories that draw a universal memory capable of crossing Palermo and Sicily from the 1940s to the end of the last century. The director's most beautiful and personal story.

DON'T WANT TO FLY by Hafsteinn Gunnar SigurÐsson with Lydia Leonard, Timothy Spall, Ella Rumpf, Nick Blakeley, Gina Bramhill, Rob Delaney, Svandis Dora Einarsdottir, Emun Elliott, Sverrir Gudnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Naveed Khan, Simon Manyonda. Anyone who has seen Margherita Buy's directorial debut (“Volare”) will watch this involuntary prequel with amusement.

Also released: the documentary TOXICILY by François-Xavier Destors on one of the most polluted places in Italy, the Priolo Gargallo petrochemical plant in the province of Syracuse (under the poster); the pop story BRIGITTE BARDOT FOREVER by Lech Majewski set between dream and reality in communist Poland in the 1960s; LIFE AS A CAT by Guillaume Maidatchevsky about the countryside adventures of the city cat Rroû and the little girl who adopted him. In the end, FLORAthe emotional story of the partisan relay Flora Monti, a 12-year-old protagonist of the partisan struggle.