A MATTER OF HEART (UNA QUESTIONE DI CUORE)
Two men strike up a close friendship after suffering a heart attack. Angelo and Alberto strike up a close friendship in hospital after suffering a heart attack. They are both Romans, but they live very different lives – one a script-writer, one a mechanic. Their near brush with death gives them a whole new outlook on life. But the return to reality is difficult for each in unique ways. Francesca Archibugi’s mature film maintains a fine line between the drama that affects so many lives daily, and the infectious humour, and enthusiasm of the protagonists. And the working neighbourhoods of Rome are as much a character of the film as Angelo, Alberto and their families are. A charming, passionate film that affirms the simplest aspirations for a life well-lived – health and happiness.