North American Premiere

Roberta Torre’s ninth feature isn’t so much a Monica Vitti biopic as a lovingly crafted homage worthy of the late muse of Michelangelo Antonioni. Alba Rohrwacher stars as Monica, an amnesiac woman who reconstructs and reimagines her own identity as refracted through Vitti’s unforgettable performances in such films as L’avventura, La notte, L’eclisse, and Red Desert. As Monica settles into this new form of self, the boundaries between reality and fantasy grow ever more porous. An atmospheric and cinephilic work on the construction of identity and the marks left upon us by great films, Mi fanno male i capelli also features new original music by composer (and frequent Wong Kar Wai collaborator) Shigeru Umebayashi.