Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Magnifica Presenza

Now stay with me on this one..
Struggling gay actor Pietro-Elo Germano ( who has OCD and who may be seriously depressed ) rents a rundown apartment in a seedy part of Rome. His life is complicated by a pregnant best friend ( Margharita Buy) a bullied transvestite ( Daniele Luchetti) a dishy gay neighbour ( Alessandro Roja) oh and the ghosts of eight Turkish/ Italian actors who take over his apartment and who have no clue that they are in fact  dead.

Simples!
A Magnificent Haunting ( at Theatre Clwyd this evening)is a meandering little film that doesn't really go anywhere. Characters pop up with very little resolution in their story lines, and at one point a mysterious drag queen " godfather" looms threateningly into the fray....then disappears without trace, but in the great scheme of things, that doesn't really matter as the whole thing is rather a sweet natured and charming ghost story/ study about loneliness
7/10
Enjoy
Dishy gay neighbours only exist in movie land

19 comments:

  1. its the same for us girls too ;) !!! great blog .

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  2. Sounds complicated but fun.

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  3. Don't you ever sleep!!
    Now this does sound promising....I will try to remember to check it out when next in the city......to rent DVD.
    Now go to bed!

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    1. Tell me what you think jimbo

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  4. Sounds kinda fun. I wish I had a dishy gay neighbor.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. Sounds good, wonder if it will ever come around here?

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  6. Not true, John! I have several dishy neighbours! ;-)

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    1. Can you post some photos?

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  7. Much better than that silly 'Woman in Black', then?

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  8. You are so wrong. Years ago, my sister's dishy gay neighbour introduced me to my dishy straight husband :-)

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    1. Wanda .....I expect a blog about all this!

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  9. I have one ancient old guy one side, and a pikey road gang worker the other, so even if I was gay, I think I would be straight. The film looks interesting though, in a frivolous fringey sort of way. I will keep a look out at our local 1930's dustbox.

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    1. It's rather sweet Gary...so well worth seeing

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  10. I thought you WERE the dishy gay neighbor, John?

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  11. Might be fun to watch this film. I don't remember having any dishy neighbours, gay or straight. Lots of nice neighbours, but no one especially dreamy.

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  12. I have dishy gay neighbors, Rob and Chris, and I hope that my partner and I could be considered dishy gay neighbors! We've got the gay thing going on in our neighborhood!

    plufrompdx

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