The Ties (Lacci)


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Film Info
Original Title:Lacci
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Italian Film Festival
Virtual Cinema
Family Drama
Release Year:2020
Runtime:100 min
English subtitles
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Mk2 FILMS
Director:Daniele Luchetti
Producer:Beppe Caschetto
Cinematographer:Ivan Casalgrandi
Screenwriter:Domenico Starnone
Francesco Piccolo
Daniele Luchetti
Based on the novel Lacci by Domenico Starnone
published by Einaudi
Editor:Daniele Luchetti and Ael Dallier Vega
Principal Cast:Alba Rohrwacher
Luigi Lo Cascio
Laura Morante
Silvio Orlando
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Adriano Giannini
Linda Caridi


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Naples—early 1980’s. Aldo and Vanda undergo a contentious separation, upon disclosure of psycho-sexual infidelity. The fallout weighs heavily on their two children of a tender age. Conflicted in their allegiances, they are caught in a whirlwind of resentment, and left confused by a series of questionable parenting choices. Ultimately, however, the titular ties that keep people together are inescapable, even without the persistence of love. Lacci is a film on the secret forces that bind us. Love is not the sole force able to unite people. There also exists what remains when love is absent. Lacci speaks not only to the havoc wrought when love makes us suddenly change course, but also to the unforeseeable damage inflicted when it leaves us.


Daniele Luchetti (Rome, 1960) is one of Italy’s most esteemed directors and screenwriters. He studied Literature and Art History, also attending the highly regarded Gaumont Film School. His feature debut was the heralded Domani accadrà (1988), which won the David di Donatello award for Best First Film. Many acclaimed works were to follow. In 2007, he directed Mio fratello è figlio unico, selected for the Cannes sidebar Un Certain Regard. In 2010, his La nostra vita won the coveted David di Donatello for Best Director. Most recently, this very prolific director has given us Io sono Tempesta in 2018 and Momenti di trascurabile felicità in 2019. Lacci opened (out of competition) the 2020 Venice International Film Festival.

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