In this tony 2001 chamber drama by Italian writer-director Nina Di Majo, a translator (Valeria Golino) who feels stifled in her childless marriage to a philandering middle-aged industrialist befriends an art gallery owner (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi) and her noncommittal writer boyfriend. Out of what ensues, Di Majo spins an Antonioni-esque portrayal of alienation and betrayal. The director films her actors as if they were in a fashion video; they strike poses while talking past one another, and the bleak cityscape and sterile interiors further heighten the sense of ennui. But the script is as shallow as the characters, giving the actors little more than glorified soap-opera platitudes to work with. They resort to expressing emotional “depth” by pouting and screaming; Bruni-Tedeschi, renowned for her intensity, comes off as a caricature of herself. In Italian with subtitles. 97 min.