FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Cinema 2008-09 Film Series will feature Ferzan Ozpetek’s “Facing Windows” on March 10.
The film may be viewed at 3:30 and 8 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center’s Lowrimore Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
The main character in this film is Giovanna, who though still very young, has been married to her devoted husband David for nine years. She divides her time between her job at the poultry factory, looking after the two children and baking cakes for the local café.
The strain on Giovanna is increased when David, in his kindness brings home a refined elderly gentleman who has lost his memory. In trying to help this man, Giovanna reluctantly spends more and more time with him, slowly uncovering clues to the mystery of his buried past.
Increasingly irritated by her husband’s softness, her fantasies of the ideal are projected onto the handsome, mysterious neighbor, opposite whom she watches in the hope of adding a little excitement to her life.
Combining elements of mystery, love, and historical rumination, "Facing Windows" is about finding and fulfilling one's destiny. Ozpetek brings the married woman, the man in the window, and the elderly stranger together, whose pasts and futures are full of surprises.