“Reality,” the new film from “Gomorrah” director Matteo Garrone, centers on Luciano, a fishmonger who gains notoreity for pulling scams in his small community in Italy. This local notoreity leads the man to be urged to apply for the reality show “Big Brother,” which gives him a whole new perspective on life and the world around him.
It currently has a B- on Criticwire; Indiewire critic Eric Kohn gave it an A-, noting: “Critics were comparing it to Martin Scorsese’s showbiz satire ‘King of Comedy’ almost immediately after the first screening at Cannes, an apt reference point since both movies deal not with the pratfalls of fame but its impact on those obsessed with achieving it for the wrong reasons.”
Oscilloscope is releasing the film March 15 in New York, March 22 in Los Angeles. Here’s Indiewire’s exclusive first look at the trailer: