The Ties

  • Female Gaze
  • 1h 40m
  • Narrative Feature
  • UK Premiere
  • 2020

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Naples, early 1980’s. Aldo and Vanda go through a separation, after he reveals his affair. Their two young children are torn between their parents, in a whirlwind of resentment. But the ties that keep people together are inescapable, even without love. Now, 30 years later, Aldo and Vanda are still married.

Daniele Luchetti is an Italian director and screenwriter. His feature debut, Domani accadrà (1988), was selected at the Cannes Festival, where it received a special Caméra d’Or commendation. It also won the David di Donatello award for Best First Film. The director's following films were showcased at such festivals as San Sebastian, Cannes and Venice. The Ties opened the 77th Venice International Film Festival, Out of Competition.

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