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Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2007 | Australia
Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2007 | Australia
SECRET JOURNEY
SECRET JOURNEY
VIAGGIO SEGRETO
Director: Roberto Andò
Cast: Alessio Boni, Donatella Finocchiaro, Valeria Solarino, Claudia Gerini, Marco Baliani, Emir Kusturica, Roberto Herlitzka, Giselda Volodi, Fausto Russo Alesi
Runtime: 103 mins

Roberto Andò started his career as assistant to the likes of Federico Fellini and Francis Ford Coppola. In his new film he directs Alessio Boni (ARRIVEDERCI AMORE CIAO), one of Italy's most respected actors, in a slick psychological thriller based on the novel "The Reconstructionist" by Josephine Hart, transposing the story from Ireland to Sicily.

Leo (Boni), a psychoanalyst in his forties lives with his younger sister, Ale (Claudia Gerini). When Harold (director Emir Kusturica), a famous and hugely successful artist, announces his intention to marry Ale - and as a wedding present, to buy back the family's ancestral home - Leo becomes desperate to prevent the transaction and returns to his native Sicily to confront a past he had cut out of his life.

Andò provocatively layers parallel stories as the steady build-up of action moves towards a dangerous conclusion. Leo, whose life thus far has seen him alleviate other people's suffering, is now compelled to look inside himself to reconstruct the shattered pieces of his past.