Frankly, it should be crime not to catch a Juliette Binoche movie while you’re at a film festival, and we are fully guilty of missing “L’Attesa” (“The Wait“) at both Venice and TIFF last fall. Well, we’ll make our amends and catch it when it opens later this month, and a new U.S. trailer is here to show us what’s coming.
Co-starring Lou De Laâge and Giorgio Colangeli, and directed by Piero Messina, the story chronicles the bond that forms between a mother and her son’s girlfriend as they wait for him to arrive in the Italian countryside at the onset of Easter. Here’s the official synopsis:
Stunningly shot and deeply resonant, L’ATTESA heralds the arrival of a talented new voice. With Sicily as his backdrop, Piero Messina (assistant director on Paolo Sorrentino’s THE GREAT BEAUTY) navigates a range of emotions in telling the strange, irresistible story of the relationship between two women from different generations. Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche stars as Anna, who is meeting her son Giuseppe’s French girlfriend, Jeanne (Lou de Laâge), in the lead up to Easter festivities. Young and enchanting, Jeanne arrived with excitement before Giuseppe, whose continued delays and lack of presence cast a dark, mysterious shadow over the household. Why is Giuseppe not here and when will he appear? As Anna and Jeanne wait, they grow closer than either imagined they would, despite the secrets they’re harboring from one another.
“L’Attesa” (“The Wait”) opens on April 29th.