Facing Windows
Facing Windows (2004)

Young married couple Giovanna (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and Filippo (Filippo Nigro) have been married long enough to have become almost completely jaded by their lots in life, with most of their individual aspirations having been set aside… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 10, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The characters are compelling enough to make it worth plowing through the subtitles.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

As the relationship progresses between Giovanna and Davide, Facing Windows becomes refined with deeper truths.

Boyd van Hoeij

Cast and production values are serviceable but bland and there are some hiccoughs in the story, making this intriguing film perhaps best suited for a viewing on DVD at home.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

There are two stories in Facing Windows, one of them profound and deeply moving, the other pure soap opera.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Thanks to fine performances and a grounded script, the pieces of this intriguing little puzzle all manage to fit.

Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Sus mayores logros quizás están en la manipulación de los dos tiempos en que se narra la película (...)

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ozpetek ends up with a lot of balls in the air, and he has to do some scrambling to keep up. He pulls it off, but it feels like he's making this harder than it needs to be.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The film's puzzlelike structure is a help; Simone's secret may not be hard to guess, but watching him work it out with the aid of Giovanna and Lorenzo consistently holds our interest.

Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury

[It] gives off a lot of pleasure: in the performances, the texture, the moment-by-moment changes in emotional temperature.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
A haunting film on memory, love and loss. Don't dismiss your dreams ~ Demand them!
John Ballantine
Intriguing. I have come to expect more from the top Italian films but this was interesting.
Arash Xak
What a brilliant movie, Touching & mind-blowing, Simply superb with great perfs & a beautiful music score, Interesting portrayal of realistic… More
Lesley N
Part thoughtful drama, part soap opera, as an old man with memory loss gatecrashes into a squabbling married couple's life and proceeds to shake things up… More
Mark Abell
A complex, multi-layered tale that tried to veer off into bodice-ripper land a couple of times, but managed to steer clear. Giovanna (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and… More
Emily B.
An interesting film from Italy. Worth seeing.