About The Film
An impetuous writer-provocateur recklessly inserts herself into the aftermath of a terrorist attack, in this thought-provoking arthouse drama that contemplates the limits of free speech. Laureled Polish-Jewish expat Maria Linde enjoys her golden years with family in a charming Tuscan villa, while fostering a secret flirtation with a much younger Arab émigré (Lorenzo de Moor). When a deadly bombing in Rome stokes anti-immigrant backlash, Maria is caught unprepared for the hostility unleashed by her controversial speech decrying Europe’s eroding democratic ideals. Krystyna Janda won the Sundance acting prize in this superbly crafted, morally complex intersection of artistic license and political discourse.