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Tommaso Unclassified 18+

“Abel Ferrara digs deep into his personal life to deliver a sweet, honest character study of a man struggling with guilt and anxiety.” – Little White Lies

For his first dramatic feature in five years, the legendary American filmmaker Abel Ferrara (Pasolini, MIFF 2015) enlisted his muse, Willem Dafoe, to play Tommaso, a thinly veiled version of the indefatigable director as he tries to reconcile his filmmaking and career while living in Rome with a new wife and child – played by Ferrara’s real-life partner, Cristina Chiriac, and their daughter, Anna Ferrara.

Wandering fluidly between reality and Tomasso’s seemingly splintering imagination, Ferrara bakes a lifetime of passionate artistry, personal scandal and generous self-mythologising, while Dafoe stretches out in a combustible lead performance that finds the genius, cruelty and complexity in the artist behind such classics as Bad Lieutenant, Ms. 45, and The Addiction.

“Ferrara’s most personal film … a gripping look at the process of escaping to a better life, only to find that the old one follows along at every turn.” – IndieWire


Please note that while this film features predominantly English dialogue with some Italian dialogue, the Italian dialogue remains unsubtitled in this film as per director's intention.

Tickets

1040
Fri 02 Aug 1:30 pm [1040]
Tommaso (118 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access
Past event
2331
Wed 07 Aug 6:30 pm [2331]
Tommaso (118 mins)
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Anna Ferrara, Cristina Chiriac, Willem Dafoe
Director
Abel Ferrara
Producers
Christos Kostantakopoulos, Laura Buffoni, Michael Weber, Simone Gattoni
Screenwriter
Abel Ferrara
Cinematographer
Peter Zeitlinger
Composer
Joe Delia
Editor
Fabio Nunziata
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: The Match Factory

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