ME AND YOU (Io e Te) at The Roxie

Bertolucci’s first Italian-language feature in 32 years follows Lorenzo, a quirky 14-year-old loner who has difficult relationships with his parents and peers. Lorenzo decides to take a break from it all by hiding out in his building’s neglected basement where for an entire week he will finally avoid all conflict and pressure to be a “normal” teenager. But an unexpected visit from Lorenzo’s older half-sister Olivia changes everything. A worldly 25-year-old beauty, her problematic and fragile state upsets Lorenzo’s total escape from reality, and their forced cohabitation in the basement’s confined space brings forth confrontation and old resentments, but also a need for affection and intimacy. A few emotional days and nights with his sister Olivia will inspire Lorenzo to see the world through new eyes. 

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Written by Niccolò Ammaniti, Umberto Contarello, Francesca Marciano and Bernardo, based on the novel “Io e Te,” by Mr. Ammaniti.
Director of photography: Fabio Cianchetti. 

With Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Tea Falco, Sonia Bergamasco, Veronica Lazar, Tommaso Ragno and Pippo Delbono. 

Not Rated. In Italian, with English subtitles.
Running time: 97 mins.


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  • Peter C.

    Great movie, thanks again Lee and thanks for the music link!

    August 27, 2014

  • Bolaji A T.

    Missed this one! When is the next meet up?

    August 27, 2014

  • Dan S.

    Bertolucci is still a genius. This film paired troubled siblings in a claustrophobic cellar space for a week and masterfully let the drama play out.
    I also loved the usage of 80s American music from David Bowie and The Cure to move the narrative forward.
    Grazie, Bernardo!

    August 27, 2014

  • Lee

    Also check this out, the Bowie song featured in the movie:
    Song is in Italian but english translation included.

    August 27, 2014

  • Andrea A.

    Beautiful film about a 14 year old boy who was quite unhappy with his mother, so he escapes but hides in the basement of the house. He ends up helping his step sister to get off of drugs and witnesses her withdrawal sickness. She talks to him like he's in his 20s already, and she kind of pulls him up. He's more grown up at the end. The Italian culture was great.

    August 27, 2014

  • Esprit

    I can't see anyone. Is anyone here?

    August 26, 2014

    • Lee

      We went into the theater at 6.55pm, but were spread throughout the theater for the movie. We met up again for a few minutes after the show.

      August 27, 2014

  • fran

    I have an extra ticket i am offering for the dress rehearsal of Norma on 9-2 for an opera lover who wants to go with me. It starts at 6 and i think i will get there around 4 to stand on line and get the best seat possible. There is no cost for the ticket.

    August 26, 2014

  • Dan S.

    I remember seeing Bertolucci's "1900" at the old York Theater on 24th, I miss those days!

    1 · August 25, 2014

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