This episode explores Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso, a semi-autobiographical tale of an American filmmaker living in Rome with his wife and daughter. An incident forces him to question his role as husband and father, eventually sending him on a destructive journey of paranoia, fear, and hysteria, all while struggling to find community and connection in a foreign land.
Plus, some quick news updates on Il Cinema Ritrovato and the upcoming Essential Fellini box set from the Criterion Collection.
This episode features the following music excerpts:
- “L’Elisir D’Amore: Una Furtiva Lagrima” by Benjamino Gigli
- “Nella Villa Di Fregene” by Nino Rota
- “Tu vuo’ fa’ l’americano” by Sophia Loren