Along the Ridge (Anche libero va bene)
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Along the Ridge (Anche libero va bene)
Writer-director Kim Rossi-Stuart helms and stars in the relentlessly disturbing Italian-language domestic drama Libero, from a script he co-penned with Federico Starnone, Linda Ferri and Francesco Giammusso. The story opens on a household in Rome, where single father Renato (Stuart) juggles responsibilities in his job as a cinematographer with his paternal obligations, which involve raising his son and daughter: teenager Viola (Marta Nobili) and primary schooler Tommi (Alessandro Morace). His valiant attempts in both areas, however, do little to compensate for his mercurial temper and sudden,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A little over-long, 'Libero' loses its rhythm towards the end but still remains a thoroughly convincing portrait of a family."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"Kim Rossi Stuart's directorial debut exposes the cracks in a family with edgy incisiveness."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Does not offer any easy answers, but its exploration of the subject -- despite a flagging rhythm in its opening and closing sections -- is one of the more remarkable directing debuts of recent years."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
"Amid a crop of fine performances, Morace brings stand-out subtlety with his hurt and confusion at the betrayals of the adult world."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"Letting the drama gradually unfold, Rossi Stuart proves an adept helmer and captures the anxieties of childhood brilliantly."
‑ Jamie Russell,
"Wise beyond his years, Morace's Tommi is a knockout performance of resilience and acceptance of his parents' foibles and by the final scene of this assured debut feature there is unlikely to be a dry eye in the house."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"Over-melodramatic in places but an impressive central performance from the young lead."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
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