The Boy and the Heron lets the worldbuilding distract too much from the story, leaving most of Hayao Miyazaki’s magic to go stale.
Aporia is an original, emotional take on time travel. Aside from a slow start and some technical flaws, it excels in minimalism and character development.
A Million Miles Away is a successfully inspiring tale of ambition and perseverance that delivers a hearty message: Never give up on your dreams, even when they seem unattainable.
We interview writer-director-star Pietro Castellitto on Enea, his Venice-premiering film about characters who “make up a war in order to feel life.”