Genova

Genova

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Cast: Colin Firth, Perla Haney-Jardine, Willa Holland

     
 
In the wake of a family tragedy, an English ex-patriot living in the United States decides to relocate himself and his daughters to Italy, only to discover that grief has followed them overseas when the youngest girl proves unable to move past her acute emotional pain. An Englishman at heart, Joe (Colin Firth) now lives a happy life with his wife and daughters in the

Overview

In the wake of a family tragedy, an English ex-patriot living in the United States decides to relocate himself and his daughters to Italy, only to discover that grief has followed them overseas when the youngest girl proves unable to move past her acute emotional pain. An Englishman at heart, Joe (Colin Firth) now lives a happy life with his wife and daughters in the United States. Their happy existence is turned upside down in an instant, however, when his wife is driving their daughters home one day and becomes momentarily distracted from the road. Later, as Joe and his daughters attempt to contend with the thick fog of grief hanging over their household, the loving father surmises that a change of scenery may be in order; accepting a teaching job in Italy in hopes that it will help them contend with their bereavement. For teenage daughter Kelly (Willa Holland), at least, the move works miracles: though Kelly was sullen and withdrawn back home, she seems awakened by the endless possibilities that the future may hold in Europe - even entering into a clandestine romance with a handsome Italian boy. Kelly's younger sister Mary (Perla Haney-Jardine), unfortunately, is another case entirely. Despite her father's most valiant efforts to assuage her grief, Mary just doesn't seem capable of shaking the loss. Meanwhile, as Joe rekindles an old friendship with a university colleague (Catherine Keener), his family soaks in the marvelous medley of medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary influences of the scenic, northern Italian city.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/2011
UPC:
0741952684992
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
R
Source:
Ent. One Music
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
76,064

Special Features

Cast/crew Interviews ; Behind-the-scenes ; Footage

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Colin Firth Joe
Perla Haney-Jardine Mary
Willa Holland Kelly
Catherine Keener Barbara
Hope Davis Marianne
Monica Bennati Elena
Dante Ciari Fabio
Gherardo Crucitti Mauro
Alessandro Giuggioli Lorenzo
Demitri Goritsas Steve
Kyle Griffin Scott
Margherita Romeo Rose
Gabriella Santinelli Danny's Wife
Kerry Shale Stephen
Sara Stewart Susanna
Trevor White Michael
Gary Wilmes Dan

Technical Credits
Michael Winterbottom Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Wendy Brazington Casting,Co-producer
Laurence Coriat Screenwriter
Mark Digby Production Designer
Andrew Eaton Producer
Simon Fawcett Executive Producer
Josh Hyams Production Manager
Fiona Leech Makeup
Paul Monaghan Editor
Melissa Parmenter Score Composer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Joakim Sundström Sound/Sound Designer
Anthony Wilcox Asst. Director
Stuart Wilson Sound Mixer
Celia Yau Costumes/Costume Designer
Marcel Zyskind Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Summer in Genoa
1. Chapter 1 [11:48]
2. Chapter 2 [6:53]
3. Chapter 3 [5:17]
4. Chapter 4 [7:47]
5. Chapter 5 [8:25]
6. Chapter 6 [11:07]
7. Chapter 7 [8:41]
8. Chapter 8 [8:06]
9. Chapter 9 [7:01]
10. Chapter 10 [5:25]
11. Chapter 11 [7:31]
12. Chapter 12 [5:22]

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