Respiro Review

We're meant to wonder if a brazen Valeria Golino is just eccentric or truly insane -- but Respiro is too slight to make us inquire too deeply. The film, which vaguely attacks tradition in rural Italy, focuses too much on Golino's nearly-naked kids and their antics than anything she does, to the detriment of our attention span, as the film takes an eternity to get going. Give it a whirl, but what might have been a sunny look at life on the rocky shores of Italy comes off as deeply depressing and a little confused.

Facts and Figures

Run time: 90 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 22nd May 2002

Box Office USA: $0.9M

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Classics

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Fresh: 64 Rotten: 20

IMDB: 7.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Grazia, as Pietro, as Pasquale, as Marinella