Critic’s Pick. “Crackle[s] with ideas and empathy, as Ferrara’s best work always does.” – NY Times
Starts June 5
Abel Ferrara’s first dramatic feature since 2014’s Pasolini reteams the filmmaker and his frequent lead Willem Dafoe, who delivers a career-best performance as the title character, an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film. Tommaso is easily Ferrara and Dafoe’s most personal and engrossing collaboration to date, a delicately surrealistic work of autofiction marked by the keen sensitivity of two consummate artists. – Film at Lincoln Center
Directed by Abel Ferrara. 2019, English and Italian with English subtitles. ITALY. 116 mins.
Watch the Q&A with Willem Dafoe, hosted by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Sun, 6/7 @ 11am PT.
Watch the Q&A with Abel Ferrara moderated by Sean Baker, hosted by Film at Lincoln Center, Sun, 6/7 @ 12 noon PT.
Rental Period: 5 days