2.5

Villa Amalia

Drama


 

A woman suddenly decides to leave her partner of 15 years, after finding him passionately embracing another woman.

"Villa Amalia" tells the story of a woman who confidently and dispassionately erases everything from her existing life in order to embark on a liberating journey of renewal and anonymity. This movie is almost clinical in its lack of sentiment, and no affection or empathy for the main character is ever garnered. This is obviously the director's intention, but amidst the warmth and sun of the Amalfi coast setting, it's ultimately unsatisfying to feel so cold.

Wendy Slevison

MIFF 2009
94 mins