Dormant Beauty


Bella addormentata
reż|dir Marco Bellocchio | IT, FR | 2012 | 115 min
prod|pro Marco Chimenz, Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Arianna De Chiara scen|wr Marco Bellocchio zdj|ph Daniele Ciprì muz|mus Carlo Crivelli mon|ed Francesca Calvelli ob|cast Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, Michele Riondino, Maya Sansa dys|dis TAMASA


Euthanasia is still one of the very current topics that divide people in public and private conversations. In Dormant Beauty case is even more difficult. How to define borderline between treatment and persistent therapy and hope for life at all costs? A drama set in various places during the last six days of the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who lived in a vegetative state for 17 years. A mosaic of several interrelated characters questioning about the meaning of life and hope.

2012 Venice FF – nominated for Golden Lion
2012 Venice FF – Brian Award
2013 Italy, David di Donatello Awards – David for Best Supporting Actress

Marco Bellocchio (1939) He is screenwriter and director. He is author of feature, documentary and short films, both for television and cinema, covering a wide range of genres and themes. Together with Bernardo Bertolucci and Pier Paolo Pasolini, is one of the most important Italian artists. Considered the leading Italian contester, questioning the prevailing ideologies and narratives. Bellocchio’s stories are often based on real events, with his very individual commentary and uncompromising point of view. During over fifty years of creative work, he was awarded numerous prizes.

2019 Zdrajca|Il traditore|The Traitor
2016 Słodkich snów|Fai bei sogni|Sweet Dreams
2015 Krew z mojej krwi|Sangue del mio sangue|Blood of My Blood
2012 Śpiąca królewna|Bella addormentata|Dormant Beauty
2009 Zwycięzca|Vincere
2006 Reżyser ceremonii ślubnych|Il regista di matrimoni|Wedding Director
2003 Witaj, nocy|Buongiorno, notte|Good Morning, Night
2002 Czas religii|L'ora di religione|My Mother's Smile
1999 Niańka|La balia|The Nanny
1991 Wyrok|LaCondanna|The Conviction
1988 Sabat czarownic|La visione del sabba|The Witches’ Sabbath
1986 Diabeł wcielony|Diavolo in corpo|Devil in the Flesh
1984 Henryk IV|Enrico IV|Henry IV
1972 Dajcie sensacje na pierwsza stronę|Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina|Slap the Monster on Page One
1967 Chiny są blisko|La Cina è vicina|China is Near
1965 Pięści w kieszeni|I pugni in tasca|Fists in the Pocket

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow