The Son’s Room

La stanza del figlio
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A little gem of a scene from Nanni Moretti‘s The Son’s Room (La stanza del figlio), Palme d’Or at Cannes. The film will be all about the reality of a sudden death, of its pain. And of a missing son. The song being sung in the car is titled something like “I’ll stay with you no more“, and I especially love the realism of all the family, one at a time, singing the song. Still, in the song scene, there’s the future death pronouncing these words in the son’s mouth. The scene is so unbelieavably simple and done so that everybody will recognize himself (son or father) in it -this is why the scene is so powerful and likable. Yet, Moretti dares to put in it the phantom of things to come, of the future, of doom, of death.

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