The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Italian/German drama based on the novel by Paolo Giordano about two bright, fiercely lonely misfits caught in a strange life-long pas de deux. Best Actress winner (for Alba Rohrwachler) and nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice 2010.
"Alice, a photographer, was a golden child tailored for perfection by her ambitious parents until a ski accident left her with a limp and an enduring sense of disgrace. Mattia is a mathematical prodigy, marginalised at an early age by the responsibility he’s given for his mentally challenged sister. Director Saverio Constanzo cuts back and forth through their intermittently overlapping lives from childhood into their 40s to create a dazzling mosaic of the crucial incidents, most of which occur, tellingly, around crowded, vividly orchestrated parties – a kid’s birthday, a house party, a wedding." (Source: NZ International Film Festival 2011)