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Je lis dans tes yeux

Je lis dans tes yeux

A Feature film by Valia Santella

Release in France : 27/07/2005


    Set in Rome and Naples, this is the story of three women, three generations that have grown apart and that eventually draw closer together again.
    Explosive and unpredictable, Margherita is a singer obliged to deal with a personal and professional crisis brought on by a serious problem with her vocal chords.
    Chiara, her daughter, has cut herself off from her roots. She lives in Rome, where she’s a speech therapist. Her relationship with her mother has functioned forever on differences of opinion and distance.
    Lucia, Chiara’s daughter, acts like a bridge between the two women. Her relationship with her grandmother is like a breath of fresh air.
    Perhaps the most sincere and important words that Margherita manages to offer Chiara are: “I dedicate this song to my daughter.” It’s her way of reaching out, of seeking a reconciliation. With these words, Margherita offers her daughter everything she has, which is to say herself, and therefore everything that has separated them in the past. Incapable of coping with the complex emotions that bound them together, Chiara and her mother have progressively kept their distance. It’s only when Chiara can manage to see her mother with Lucia’s straightfoward simplicity that she’ll be able to accept Margherita for what she is, without wanting to change her.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Bac Films Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch International

    Foreign production companies :

    Sacher Film, Rai Cinema

    Photos (5)

    Full credits (8)

    Assistant director :

    Loredana Conte

    Screenwriters :

    Heidrun Schleef, Valia Santella

    Editor :

    Clelio Benevento

    Music Composer :

    Paolo Fresu

    Sound Recordist :

    Alessandro Zanon

    Director of Photography :

    Tommaso Borgstrom

    Production Designer :

    Eugenia Di Napoli

    Costume designer :

    Maria Rita Barbera

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 22 min

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