8-18 maggio 2013
MIFF | 8° Film Festival Internazionale di Milano - Gioco di donna / John Duigan / Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz , Mia Stuart Townsend, Guy Thomas kretschmann, Frans Bietrich Gioco di donna Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz , Mia Stuart Townsend, Guy Thomas kretschmann, Frans Bietrich

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5a Edizione - 2005 / Lungometraggi
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John Duigan / USA / 2004
Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, Mia Stuart Townsend, Guy Thomas kretschmann, Frans Bietrich 

On a stormy night in 1933, nineteen-year-old Irishman Guy Malyon is working at his desk in St John’s College, Cambridge, when a woman bursts into his room, soaking wet — the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Half French, half American, the notorious Gilda Bessé (Charlize Theron) has narrowly escaped being caught in the quarters of her boyfriend, one of the College’s senior tutors. From totally different worlds, the two are none the less irresistibly drawn to one another. Three years later they are sharing an apartment in the Montmartre district in Paris with Mia (Penélope Cruz) a friend of Gilda’s who has fled from the Civil War in Spain. The idealistic Guy tries his best to join in Gilda’s hedonistic lifestyle, but as Hitler grows stronger in Germany and the situation in Spain deteriorates, he and Mia go off to fight against the Fascists, leaving Gilda feeling betrayed. 18 months later, the war in Spain is lost, and after Mia’s violent death, Guy makes his way back to Paris. However, Gilda refuses to see him. Exhausted and broken, Guy returns to London. The Nazi occupation has stranglehold on Paris, and six years later, Guy, now a member of one of Britain’s clandestine intelligence organisation, is parachuted into France to link up with elements of the Resistance. In a paralysing moment, he spots Gilda with a German officer. As usual, she seems only to be concerned with her own welfare.Just before the D day invasion, to Guy’s surprise and confusion, she saves his life from an ambush planned in the wake of leaked information to the Germans. But as the Liberation draws near, Gilda is now in great danger as a suspected collaborator. Guy faces a race against time to save her.

   Head in the clouds
   John Duigan 
   Dominique Fortin 
   Piette, Cowan 
   Paul Sarossy 
   Jonathan Lee 
   Jerry Frewer 
   Dolby Digital

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John Duigan was born in Hartley-Wintney in Hampshire and lived in England until he was ten, when his family moved to Malaya, and subsequently, Australia. At the University of Melbourne he majored in philosophy and history, and while still a student joined the Pram Factory, an influential theatre group. He acted in numerous short films during the early seventies, and published two novels, Badge and Players, and a book for teenagers, Room to Move. He has written and directed for both television and film; his television work including the multi-award-wining mini-series Vietnam (1986) which helped launch the career of Nicole Kidman.

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