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The Son's Room
The Son's Room
(Italian: La stanza del figlio) is a 2001 Italian film directed, written and produced by Nanni Moretti. It depicts the psychological effects on a family and their life after the death of their son. It was filmed in and around the city of Ancona, with a cast led by Moretti, Laura Morante
Laura Morante
and Jasmine Trinca. The film competed at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
2001 Cannes Film Festival
and received positive reviews. It won numerous awards, including the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
and the David di Donatello
David di Donatello
for Best Film.

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Reception

4.1 Critical reception 4.2 Accolades

5 References 6 External links

Plot[edit] In Ancona, Giovanni is a therapist, whose 17-year-old son Andrea is accused of stealing a rare ammonite fossil from his school. Andrea is suspended and protests his innocence, but later confesses to his mother Paola he and his friend stole it as a prank, and intended to return it before it broke. Giovanni and Andrea make plans to go jogging together, but Giovanni is called to the distant home of a patient, distressed about a possible cancer diagnosis. Instead, Andrea goes scuba diving with a friend, and swims into an underwater cave where he accidentally drowns. Giovanni, Paola and their daughter Irene are left to mourn. Giovanni investigates the diving equipment model and becomes suspicious that Andrea's was defective, but Paola reminds him the verdict was that it was functioning properly. Giovanni begins having difficulty analyzing his patients, including the one he saw on the day Andrea died. One day, Paola receives a love letter sent to Andrea by a girl named Arianna, whom he had met at a camp. The family does not know Arianna, and never knew Andrea had a girlfriend. They realize she does not know Andrea has died, and attempt to contact her and invite her to their home. Giovanni stops by a music store to buy an album, ostensibly for a friend of Andrea, but more for Andrea. A clerk gives him a Brian Eno album. Arianna arrives on her way to a destination, and sees Andrea's bedroom. She shows Giovanni photographs Andrea sent her of himself in his room, some of which are amusing. Cast[edit]

Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante
Laura Morante
and Jasmine Trinca
Jasmine Trinca
star as the bereaved family.

Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
as Giovanni Laura Morante
Laura Morante
as Paola Jasmine Trinca
Jasmine Trinca
as Irene Giuseppe Sanfelice as Andrea Sofia Vigliar as Arianna Renato Scarpa
Renato Scarpa
as Headmaster Roberto Nobile as Priest Paolo De Vita as Luciano's Father Roberto De Francesco as Record Store Clerk Claudio Santamaria
Claudio Santamaria
as Dive Shop Clerk Antonio Petrocelli as Enrico Lorenzo Alessandri as Filippo's Father Alessandro Infusini as Matteo Silvia Bonucci as Carla Marcello Bernacchini as Luciano

Production[edit] Italian director Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
first developed the idea for The Son's Room out of a longtime interest to write about a psychoanalyst and play one.[1] He came up with the story when he learned his wife was pregnant with a boy.[2] Cinematographer Giuseppe Lanci said they opted to shoot in Ancona, looking for a sea and port and deciding against Genoa
Genoa
for its large size and Trieste
Trieste
for its distractingly beautiful buildings.[3] Filming was suspended for three months, mid schedule, due to Moretti's illness. In addition, the crew's contracts expired, and everything was interrupted by a strike action and Christmas
Christmas
break.[1] Reception[edit] Critical reception[edit] The film received positive reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
measuring an 84% approval rating based on 83 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10. The website's critical consensus reads, " The Son's Room
The Son's Room
is a moving and contemplative study of grief."[4] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 73 out of 100, based on 34 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5] Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
gave it three and a half stars, writing, "Sometimes in a quite ordinary way a director can reach out and touch us."[2] Stephen Holden of The New York Times assessed it as touching, drawing a parallel to the September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks
that year, which showed how sudden tragedy devastates the living. Holden opined the film was not very creative but featured solid acting.[6] David Rooney of Variety called it "a delicate drama of pain and grief," criticizing Moretti's performance as overly self-conscious but praising Morante as "deeply moving."[7] Meredith Brody of The Chicago Reader said the film demonstrated "tender skill."[8] Time Out praised it as "Subtle, psychologically astute and engagingly unassertive in tone," concluding it is "A gem."[9] Michael Wilmington of The Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune
called the film "moving."[10] The film appears in Empire's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time at number 480.[11] Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian, included the film in its list of ten 'Best films of the noughties' (2000-2009).[12] Accolades[edit] The Son's Room
The Son's Room
was the winner of the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival,[13] noted for being the first Italian film to win the highest Cannes honour in over 20 years.[14] The film was Italy's submission to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film,[15] but it was not nominated.

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)

Cannes Film Festival 14 – 25 May 2001 Palme d'Or Nanni Moretti Won [14]

FIPRESCI Prize Won

César Awards 2 March 2002 Best Foreign Film Nominated [16]

David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Awards 10 April 2001 Best Film Won [17]

Best Director Nominated

Best Producer Angelo Barbagallo and Nanni Moretti Nominated

Best Script Linda Ferri, Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
and Heidrun Schleef Nominated

Best Actor Nanni Moretti Nominated

Best Actress Laura Morante Won

Best Supporting Actor Silvio Orlando Nominated

Best Supporting Actress Jasmine Trinca Nominated

Best Production Design Giancarlo Basili Nominated

Best Editing Esmeralda Calabria Nominated

Best Score Nicola Piovani Won

Best Sound Alessandro Zanon Nominated

European Film Awards 1 December 2001 Best Film Angelo Barbagallo and Nanni Moretti Nominated [18]

Best Actress Laura Morante Nominated

Nastro d'Argento 2001 Silver Ribbon Nanni Moretti Won [19]

Guglielmo Biraghi Award Jasmine Trinca Won

References[edit]

^ a b Mottram, James (28 October 2014). "The Son's Room". BBC. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ a b Ebert, Roger (1 March 2001). "The Son's Room". Rogerebert.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ Eleanor Andrews, Place, Setting, Perspective: Narrative Space in the Films of Nanni Moretti, Rowman & Littlefield, 26 September 2014, p. 26, ISBN 1611476917 ^ "La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 6 March 2018.  ^ " The Son's Room
The Son's Room
Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 6, 2018.  ^ Holden, Stephen (12 October 2001). "FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWS; A Family Stunned When Death Strikes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ Rooney, David (16 March 2001). "Review: 'The Son's Room'". Variety. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ Brody, Meredith. "The Son's Room". The Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ GA. "The Son's Room". Time Out. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ Wilmington, Michael (1 March 2002). "Moving 'Son's Room'". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ "The 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time". Empire. 3 October 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ Bradshaw, Peter (25 December 2009). "Best films of the noughties". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 January 2015.  ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Son's Room". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 2009-10-17.  ^ a b Turan, Kenneth (21 May 2001). "'Son's Room' Wins Palme". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ Feiwell, Jill (19 November 2001). "51 countries bid for Oscar". Variety. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ "France's movie academy says oui to 'Amelie'". The Chicago Tribune. 5 February 2002. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ Rooney, David (11 April 2001). "'Room' rules rome". Variety. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ "Moretti contro Bridget Jones per l'Oscar europeo". La Repubblica. 7 November 2001. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ Cervone Paolo (30 June 2001). "Esplora il significato del termine: Moretti conquista anche Taormina Dopo la Palma d' oro e il David, "La stanza del figlio" vince il Nastro d' argentoMoretti conquista anche Taormina Dopo la Palma d' oro e il David, "La stanza del figlio" vince il Nastro d' argento". Corriere della Sera. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

The Son's Room
The Son's Room
on IMDb Cannes profile

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Films directed by Nanni Moretti

Films directed

I Am Self Sufficient
I Am Self Sufficient
(1976) Ecce bombo
Ecce bombo
(1978) Sweet Dreams (1981) Sweet Body of Bianca
Sweet Body of Bianca
(1984) The Mass Is Ended
The Mass Is Ended
(1985) Red Wood Pigeon
Red Wood Pigeon
(1989) Caro diario
Caro diario
(1993) April (1998) The Son's Room
The Son's Room
(2001) The Caiman
The Caiman
(2006) We Have a Pope (2011) Mia Madre
Mia Madre
(2015)

Shorts

La sconfitta (1973) Pâté de bourgeois (1973) Come parli frate? (1974) La cosa (1990) L'unico paese al mondo (1994) Opening Day of Close-Up (1996) The Last Customer (2002) Il grido d'angoscia dell'uccello predatore (20 tagli d'Aprile) (2003) Diario di uno spettatore (2007)

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David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Film

1970–1980

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
/ Metello (1970) The Conformist / The Garden of the Finzi-Continis / Waterloo (1971) The Working Class Goes to Heaven
The Working Class Goes to Heaven
/ This Kind of Love (1972) Alfredo, Alfredo
Alfredo, Alfredo
/ Ludwig (1973) Amarcord
Amarcord
/ Bread and Chocolate
Bread and Chocolate
(1974) Drama of the Rich
Drama of the Rich
/ Conversation Piece (1975) Illustrious Corpses (1976) The Desert of the Tartars
The Desert of the Tartars
/ An Average Little Man
An Average Little Man
(1977) The Iron Prefect / In the Name of the Pope King
In the Name of the Pope King
(1978) Christ Stopped at Eboli / To forget Venice
To forget Venice
/ The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1979)

1981–2000

Starting from Three (1981) Talcum Powder (1982) The Night of the Shooting Stars
The Night of the Shooting Stars
(1983) Le Bal / And the Ship Sails On
And the Ship Sails On
(1984) Carmen (1985) Let's Hope It's a Girl
Let's Hope It's a Girl
(1986) The Family (1987) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1988) The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1989) Open Doors (1990) Mediterraneo / Towards Evening
Towards Evening
(1991) The Stolen Children (1992) The Great Pumpkin (1993) Dear Diary (1994) School (1995) August Vacation
August Vacation
(1996) The Truce (1997) Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful
(1998) Not of this World (1999) Bread and Tulips
Bread and Tulips
(2000)

2001–present

The Son's Room
The Son's Room
(2001) The Profession of Arms (2002) Facing Windows
Facing Windows
(2003) The Best of Youth
The Best of Youth
(2004) The Consequences of Love
The Consequences of Love
(2005) The Caiman
The Caiman
(2006) The Unknown Woman (2007) The Girl by the Lake (2008) Gomorrah (2009) The Man Who Will Come (2010) We Believed (2011) Caesar Must Die
Caesar Must Die
(2012) The Best Offer
The Best Offer
(2013) Human Capital (2014) Black Souls
Black Souls
(2015) Perfect Strangers (2016) Like Crazy (2017)

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Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
winning films

Union Pacific (1939) Torment (Hets) (1946) The Lost Weekend (1946) The Red Meadows (1946) Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter
(1946) María Candelaria
María Candelaria
(1946) Neecha Nagar (1946) The Turning Point (1946) La Symphonie pastorale (1946) The Last Chance (1946) Men Without Wings (1946) Rome, Open City
Rome, Open City
(1946) The Third Man
The Third Man
(1949) Miss Julie (1951) Miracle in Milan
Miracle in Milan
(1951) The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1951) Two Cents Worth of Hope
Two Cents Worth of Hope
(1952) The Wages of Fear
The Wages of Fear
(1953) Gate of Hell (1954) Marty (1955) The Silent World
The Silent World
(1956) Friendly Persuasion (1957) The Cranes Are Flying
The Cranes Are Flying
(1958) Black Orpheus
Black Orpheus
(1959) La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita
(1960) The Long Absence
The Long Absence
(1961) Viridiana
Viridiana
(1961) O Pagador de Promessas
O Pagador de Promessas
(1962) The Leopard (1963) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
(1964) The Knack ...and How to Get It
The Knack ...and How to Get It
(1965) A Man and a Woman
A Man and a Woman
(1966) The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
(1966) Blowup
Blowup
(1967) if.... (1969) MASH (1970) The Go-Between (1971) The Working Class Goes to Heaven
The Working Class Goes to Heaven
(1972) The Mattei Affair
The Mattei Affair
(1972) The Hireling (1973) Scarecrow (1973) The Conversation
The Conversation
(1974) Chronicle of the Years of Fire
Chronicle of the Years of Fire
(1975) Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver
(1976) Padre Padrone
Padre Padrone
(1977) The Tree of Wooden Clogs
The Tree of Wooden Clogs
(1978) Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
(1979) The Tin Drum (1979) All That Jazz (1980) Kagemusha
Kagemusha
(1980) Man of Iron (1981) Missing (1982) Yol
Yol
(1982) The Ballad of Narayama (1983) Paris, Texas (1984) When Father Was Away on Business (1985) The Mission (1986) Under the Sun of Satan (1987) Pelle the Conqueror
Pelle the Conqueror
(1988) Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
(1989) Wild at Heart (1990) Barton Fink
Barton Fink
(1991) The Best Intentions
The Best Intentions
(1992) Farewell My Concubine (1993) The Piano
The Piano
(1993) Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
(1994) Underground (1995) Secrets & Lies (1996) Taste of Cherry
Taste of Cherry
(1997) The Eel (1997) Eternity and a Day
Eternity and a Day
(1998) Rosetta (1999) Dancer in the Dark
Dancer in the Dark
(2000) The Son's Room
The Son's Room
(2001) The Pianist (2002) Elephant (2003) Fahrenheit 9/11
Fahrenheit 9/11
(2004) The Child (2005) The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
(2007) The Class (2008) The White Ribbon
The White Ribbon
(2009) Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
(2010) The Tree of Life (2011) Amour (2012) Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
(2013) Winter Sleep (2014) Dheepan
Dheepan
(2015) I, Daniel Blake (2016) The S

.