ITALIAN STUDIES – United States, 2021, 81 min, Drama
Director: Adam Leon
Writer: Adam Leon
Cast: Vanessa Kirby, David Ajala, Annika Wahlsten, Lars Wahlsten, Neil Comber, Rosa Walton, Jenny Hollingworth
A writer, Alina Reynolds (Vanessa Kirby), loses her memory and finds herself adrift in New York City — with almost no sense of time, place, the season — or her own identity. Alina’s consciousness swings between imagined conversations, fragments of her own short stories — and the bustling city around her. She finds an anchor in a charismatic teenager (Simon Brickner), connecting with him and his free-spirited group of friends — as she makes her way through a disorienting but strangely beautiful cityscape. The story is also full of music — much of it performed and captured live — alongside an evocative score from Nicholas Britell that informs Alina’s journey from start to finish.
Awards and nominations:
- 2021 Tribeca Film Festival – Official Selection