7 Days

The Guardian - G2 - - Reviews film - Phil Hoad

Dir: Rolando Colla. With: Bruno Tode­s­chini, Alessia Barela. 96 mins. Cert: 12A

There’s a whiff of early An­to­nioni to the sun­light-etched, Med-ex­is­ten­tial back­drop, and the midlife malaise, of this Ital­ian drama in which a botanist (Tode­s­chini) and a cos­tume de­signer (Barela) meet on an is­land off Si­cily to or­gan­ise a wed­ding. In­evitably, they fall into bed, but agree to end their ro­mance be­fore the nup­tials be­gin. Trap­ping them in a lo­cale from which vir­tu­ally all young­sters have de­parted, di­rec­tor Rolando Colla gives an en­tropic yet life-grasp­ing un­der­tow to their emo­tional wran­glings. It drifts close to over-in­dulging Tode­s­chini; thank­fully, the ac­tor an­chors the bachelor angst with a sullen heav­i­ness and flashes of un­der­ly­ing dis­tress.

Emo­tional wran­glings … 7 Days; be­low,

The Jun­gle Bunch

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