TELESCOPE Find international film
Browse All Films

Advanced Options

 

First Love(Primo amore)

✭ ✭ ✭   Read critic reviews

Italy

2004

1h40

Matteo Garrone

Director

Vitaliano Trevisan, Michela Cescon, Roberto Comacchio, Alberto Rey

Stars

Drama, Romance

Genre

Play Trailer
No Trailer
 
Add to watchlist
Add to my Watchlist

Vittorio is looking for a woman who matches his ideal. Through a classified ad he meets Sonia, a sweet, pleasant, intelligent girl. However, she weighs 125 pounds -- which according to Vittorio is way too much. A goldsmith by trade, Vittorio is obsessed with the desire to shape Sonia's body and mind as does a fire with gold. Almost imperceptibly Sonia becomes a passive participant and the relationship grows into a reciprocal masochistic game. When the two lovers isolate themselves in a country house in the Veneto hills, they dangerously lose touch with reality and the rest of the world.

X

We hate to say it, but we can't find anywhere to view this film.

Let me know when this film becomes available

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

Be the first to comment about this film.

WHAT ARE CRITICS SAYING?

50

L.A. Weekly by

The film, which is directed by Matteo Garrone (The Embalmer), could do with a bit more plot: It doesn't resolve so much as collapse in utter desolation.
70

Village Voice by Dennis Lim

Probing the trust-based power games of a sadomasochistic dynamic, the movie is a reasonably thoughtful study of obsessive love.
70

TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

The atmosphere is once again black, creepy and unsettlingly elegant, lending this twisted tale of psychological dominance and submission a patina of anxiety and dread.

USERS WHO LIKED THIS FILM ALSO LIKED