July 17, 2020 -
Iconic filmmaker Abel Ferrara blends fact and fiction in the fascinating new feature Tommaso, starring Willem Dafoe alongside Ferrara’s own wife and daughter.
Ferrara’s first dramatic feature since 2014’s Pasolini boasts a career-best performance from Dafoe as the title character, an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film.
Tommaso is easily Ferrara and Dafoe’s most personal and engrossing collaboration to date, a delicately surrealistic work of autofiction marked by the keen sensitivity of two consummate artists.
Free Bonus Viewing
Q&A with Tommaso star Willem Dafoe, hosted by the Coolidge Corner Theater.
Q&A with director Abel Ferrara, presented by Film at Lincoln Center and moderated by fellow director Sean Baker (The Florida Project).
Dir. Abel Ferrara / 115 minutes / 2020