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Me and You

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Italy, 2012

Cornerhouse, 31 May 2013

me and you

It is a sometime raucous yet a gentle, genuinely sweet film.

He’s the son of divorced parents, this lad called Lorenzo (Jacopo Olmo Antinori) who may (or may not) have some form of Asperger’s, and when his school goes on a skiing trip he decides to set up camp in the basement of his apartment building instead.  Better to sit out the week alone.

Yet in short order he’s joined by his half sister Olivia (Tea Falco), a soulful junkie, and together the two live in a world of their own making.  They make do, they’re OK, they come through fine.  When the week is over they embrace and part before entering the real world again.  Just like lovers on a weekend kissing goodbye on a Monday morning.  It may be a cold world sometimes but it’s the only one there is.

That’s the film in brief: beautiful and tender and true.