The ten years’ Aria dreams of carefree pastime in the company of the school girlfriend and the black cat picked up on the street. Instead the girl should be broken off between the rowing parents being on the verge of divorce, to receive tychka from elder sisters and to suffer mockeries of school hooligans. Provided to itself, in great need in heat and love someone not indifferent the Aria is unsteady on streets of the big city, becoming impregnated with the unbalanced atmosphere of the 80th.
Asia Argento wrote an image of mother of the Aria counting on a consent to act in film in Charlotte Gainsbourg’s picture. The actress, in turn, in reply learned Italian specially for shootings in the film
As natures looking for and doubting, screenwriters and directors often address to personal experience in the creativity. Sometimes this heart-searching is expressed allegorically, almost imperceptibly to the foreign observer viewer, sometimes parallels are traced so obviously that the picture cannot be perceived without a separation from the personality and the biography of the founder. The film «Understand me if you can» Asia Argento is so deliberate appeal to own childhood what just right to open Wikipedia and to compare пошагово that from shown on the screen really occurred in life of the Italian actress and the director and that is art fiction.
The picture was presented within Cannes Film festival in the program «Special look», but a praise of critics and jury did not get
Whether the interesting film can turn out from this? Everything depends on, whether you are ready to share outlook of the screen Aria and offscreen Asia. «Understand me» it is impossible to call a serious autobiographical tape, its scenario as if is written according to the little girl who has lost a vital support. All emotions, all feelings in this picture are hypertrophied, everything moves with unnatural even for hot Italy an anguish. It is difficult to believe in such storm of passions, to such heroes overflowed with unequivocal paints not easy to empathize, it is hard to agree with such outlook on life. Argento as if the child who has lost sense of proportion, puts more and more fat dabs on a cloth of life of the Aria, but it does not do a picture deeper, and turns it into coarse botched work from which cramps cheekbones.
The tape throughout all plot looks very unstable – that will rock it in the social drama of a family on the verge of divorce, throws into the inappropriate badly put jokes, it turns into the loneliness tragedy, suddenly starts to sing of love and friendship. Each hero looks so as if entered into a shot from a set of other film, – parents of the Aria is noisy and kartinno swear, from time to time interrupting on theatrical gestures and remarks to the invisible viewer, numerous guests of the house of the girl cause associations with mad or maniacs, and the sisters who have been too carried away by, are more similar to heroines of animated films. If Asia Argento really exactly so remembers the childhood, she indeed should be regretted.
To rescue from madness in this world of continuous squabbles, fights and a manhandling (heroine Gainsbourg in one of episodes gives to the hubby of such kick to whom Spartan tsar Leonid would envy even) the street, in principle, should. Rome dammed by youth, keen music, a fashion, a counterculture, should become that unique friend of the Aria who understands it, but also here Argento faces inability to gain viewer – soundtrack of the 80th, amusing hairdresses, baggy clothes and dances comically looking today in itself will not induce the viewer to worry to the heroine. However, Argento, apparently, also does not need empathy. The literal translation of the name of a picture from Italian – "Misunderstanding", but Argento does not complain of this misunderstanding, and even to some extent of it is proud. The aria in its film by and large also does not aspire to be understood. It simply is not necessary for some.