- Sun 8 Nov 2020
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: M
- General $15.50
- Concession $13.50 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking essential
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
Giuliano and Tommaso have been friends for over thirty years and now the four most difficult days of their friendship await them.
Two friends, a dog and four days to say goodbye. Simone Spada’s second film, Tomorrow’s a New Day – an Italian remake of the 2015 Spanish-Argentinian successTruman by Cesc Gay, which was awarded five Goya awards – may talk an awful lot about death, but it’s really a tribute to life. It’s the story of two old friends who are spending their last days together, because one of them is terminally ill and has decided to stop treatment.
The film’s structure, most of its dialogue and even various shots are the same, but Spada infuses it with a good dose of what it means to be Italian, or rather from Rome, in a precise and effective way, thanks to its two protagonists (the very famous Marco Giallini and Valerio Mastandrea), a backdrop of Rome’s natural scenery – and a screenplay written by Giacomo Ciarrapico and Luca Vendruscolo that provides for a few additional moments of melancholy, humour and typical Roman disenchantment.
This is what Giuliano (Marco Giallini) tries to understand during a four day trip marked by small budgets and new discoveries, in which he receives words of comfort from those he would least expect, and rejection from a few people he thought of as friends. He enjoys
his last carefree moments, but also addresses the first terrible symptoms of his imminent end.
A beautiful story of friendship, between two men and between a man and a dog. It is easy to
recognise ourselves in this new Italian remake, which maintains all the strength and modesty of the original film.
2019 | IT | 101 min | Dir. Simone Spada | In Italian with English subtitles