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Playing opposite the director, Abel Ferrara’s, own wife and daughter, Willem Dafoe is a an American artist living in Rome with his young European wife Nikki and their 3-year-old daughter, Dee Dee in this improvised drama of doubt and disconnection. English and Italian with subtitles. NR. 115 minutes. 78% Rotten Tomatoes.
“IF THIS FILM WERE A PERSON, I’D RISK MY OWN LIFE TO SAVE IT.” ROGEREBERT.COM
“TOMMASO (CRACKLES) WITH IDEAS AND EMPATHY, AS FERRARA’S BEST WORK ALWAYS DOES.” NY TIMES – CRITICS PICK!
Abel Ferrara’s first dramatic feature since 2014’s Pasolini reteams the filmmaker and his frequent lead Willem Dafoe, who delivers a career-best performance as the title character, an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film. Tommaso is easily Ferrara and Dafoe’s most personal and engrossing collaboration to date, a delicately surrealistic work of autofiction marked by the keen sensitivity of two consummate artists. NR. 115 minutes.