Bella addormentata (Dormant Beauty). 2012. Italy/France. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Screenplay by Bellocchio, Veronica Raimo, Stefano Rulli. With Alba Rohrwacher, Isabelle Huppert, Toni Servillo. DCP. In Italian and French; English subtitles. 110 min.
Inspired by the incendiary real-life case of Eluana Englaro, a woman who for 17 years laid in a vegetative state and whose fate was played out on Italian national television and in the courts, churches, and halls of Parliament, Marco Bellochio confronts the ethical, political, and familial agonies of euthanasia. Through three interweaving stories, his complex, sensitive drama imagines the lives that Englaro unconsciously affected around her, including those of an anti-right-to-die activist (Alba Rohrwacher) and a famous actress (Isabelle Huppert) grievously coping with her own coma-stricken daughter. Courtesy Istituto Luce Cinecittà and Celluloid Dreams