"The Son's Room"
Directed by Nanni Moretti
Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes, Nanni Moretti's examination of the
grieving process is tender but never cloying, emotional but never schmaltzy,
as it charts the difficult emotional journey a family must make when it
loses one of its own. "Moretti makes the case for the secular humanist's
navigation of the ancient terrors...the film thoroughly lays out the way
most middle-class people live, think, feel, and cope with calamity in a
culture that has permanently downsized God and hired artists and head
shrinkers to manage the shakes instead" (Harlan Jacobson, Film Comment).
Italian with English subtitles. 100 minutes.