Feature Narrative Competition | 96 min | 2020


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About the Film

John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, has devoted his life to raising his 4-year-old son Michael, since the mother left them immediately after his birth. Their life is simple, portraying complete dedication and innocent love. When John discovers that he only has a few months to live, he decides to protect Michael from the terrible reality, and spend his remaining days in search of the perfect person to adopt his child. The film screened as part of the Orizzonti section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

Film Info

Section Feature Narrative Competition
Year 2020
Length 96 min
Language English
Country Italy, Romania, United Kingdom

Film Credits

Director Uberto Pasolini
Screenplay Uberto Pasolini
Cinematography Marius Panduru
Music Andrew Simon McAllister
Editing Masahiro Hirakubo, Saska Simpson
Producer Roberto Sessa, Cristian Nicolescu, Uberto Pasolini
Production Company Picomedia, Red Wave Films, Digital Cube, Rai Cinema Eurimages, CNC, MIBACT, Northern Ireland Screen
Sound Design
Sound Derek Hehir, Marius Leftărache
Cast James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Eileen O’Higgins, Valerie O’Connor, Stella McCusker

Film Contacts

Directed by: Uberto Pasolini

Italian producer, director, and former investment banker Uberto Pasolini was born in 1957 in Rome. He has worked in the British film industry since 1983. After 10 years of working at Columbia Pictures, he founded the production company Red Wave Films. With the company, he produced the celebrated film The Full Monty (1997), which grossed over 250 million dollars internationally, won a BAFTA for Best Film, and was nominated for 4 Academy Awards amongst numerous other accolades. In 2008, Pasolini directed Machan, which he also co-wrote and produced. The film went on to win numerous international awards, including the FEDIC Award at the 65th Venice International Film Festival, among others.