Me and You is about a teenager who wants to spend a week in the basement of his house rather than mingle with his friends and how he overcomes his shyness
Movie: Me and You (Io E Te)
Cast: Tea Falco, Jacopo Olmo Antinori and Sonia Bergamasco
Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
Rating: 3 1/2
Bernardo Bertolucci is back after a gap of nine years with a film named Me and You which depicts the story of two siblings whose lives change for good after they spend a week together in the basement of their apartment building. Lorenzo (Jacopo Olmo Antinori) is a loner and his mother insists that he see a psychiatrist every week.
One day, much to her delight, Lorenzo informs that he would going to a skiing trip along with the rest of his class. On the day of the trip, Lorenzo sneaks out and ends up going to the basement of his apartment. Soon, his half sister Olivia (Tea Falco) drops in. The script is the biggest strength of the film and the roles and characterisations of Olivia and Lorenzo are so well defined that their conversations never feel boring.
Tea Falco’s performance is a treat to watch and it’s quite easy to sympathise with her. On the other hand, Jacopo Olmo Antinori is a revelation in the film as a troubled teenager. Me and You is very well edited and Fabio Cianchetti’s cinematography makes it all the more gripping.
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