Respiro (2002)

Director
Emanuele Crialese

Main cast
Valeria Golino; Vincenzo Amato; Veronica D'Agostino; Francesco Casisa

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Foreign

Description
Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and swimming half-naked in the sea, while the next she's curled in a ball on her bed. Out of her earshot, the adult members of her extended family vaguely discuss sending her to a facility of some sort in Northern Italy.


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