Venice & TIFF: Watch 4 Clips From ‘The Wait’ Starring Juliette Binoche
Venice & TIFF: Watch 4 Clips From 'The Wait' Starring Juliette Binoche
Like an arthouse James Franco, it seems every few months another movie comes along with Juliette Binoche. Earlier this year she was in Berlin with “Nobody Wants The Night” (our review), later this year she’s in the ensemble disaster drama “The 33,” and now she’s doing the rounds at Venice and TIFF with “The Wait,” and four clips offer a glimpse at her latest work.
Directed by Piero Messina, and co-starring Lou De Laâge and Giorgio Colangeli, the Easter-set story follows Anna and Jeanne, who await the arrival of her and boyfriend respectively, in a Sicilian village. Here’s the official synopsis:
Amidst the large rooms of an old villa marked by time, Anna, emerging from a sudden bereavement, spends her days in solitude. The rugged and beautiful Sicilian countryside surrounds the house and isolates her while the fog, which is slowly climbing the slopes of Mount Etna, prevents the eye seeing any distance. Only the footsteps of Pietro, the handyman, break the silence. And all of a sudden Jeanne appears, a young woman who claims to be the girlfriend of Giuseppe, Anna’s son. He invited her to Sicily to spend a few days’ holiday together. Anna was unaware of Jeanne’s existence. And Giuseppe is not there. But his things are all there, in his room. Soon, very soon he will return, is what Anna says, unable to reveal a truth that for her cannot be spoken. The days pass, the two women slowly get to know each other, and together they begin to wait for Easter, when Giuseppe will finally come home, and a great traditional procession will be held in the village.
The film will have its World Premiere in Venice and skip over the ocean to hit Toronto next. Watch below.