La solitudine dei numeri primi (The Solitude of Prime Numbers). 2010. Italy/Germany/France. Directed by Saverio Costanzo. Screenplay by Costanzo, Paolo Giordano. With Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Marinelli, Arianna Nastro. DCP. In Italian; English subtitles. 118 min.
Based on the bestselling novel by Paolo Giordano, author of Luca Guadagnino’s forthcoming television series We Are Who We Are, The Solitude of Prime Numbers earned Alba Rohrwacher a top acting prize at the Venice Film Festival for her performance as the emotionally scarred Alice, who cautiously befriends a man who was similarly wounded in childhood. Director Saverio Constanzo cast three actors to play each character at different ages, ambitiously freewheeling among temporal periods and emotional registers. Courtesy Istituto Luce Cinecittà and Le Pacte