Three Floors

Tre piani

Italy 2021
In Italian, subtitles in English
117 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Nanni Moretti
Screenplay: Nanni Moretti, Frederica Pontremoli based on Eshkol Nevo’s novel
Cast: Alba Rohrwacher, Riccardo Scamarcio, Margherita Buy
Production: Nanni Moretti, Domenico Procacci / Sacher Film, Fandango
Print Source: The Match Factory

The story follows during years the daily lives of different families who live in the same building in Rome, each representing a different stage of life, a teenager, a child and a newborn at the centre of each of these stories, each of them containing within itself all the possibilities of the world. Moretti's direction is of an impeccable sensitivity, letting the melodrama flow without unnecessary pauses and the passing of time is transmitted naturally, as if all those characters were really growing, aging and transforming in front of our eyes. Although, at times, we are tempted to judge their attitudes, it becomes clear, as the film progresses towards its conclusion, that there are neither good nor bad here, only human beings who make mistakes, try to improve, repent, learn from their mistakes, and, in a way, achieve redemption.

Timo Kuismin