Movie Review – The Goddess of Fortune

Starting this year’s Italian Film Festival in a more than engaging way is Ferzan Ozpetek’s The Goddess of Fortune. His examination of what can now constitute a loving family environment is both entertaining and heartbreaking. The Palace Cinemas are doing a great job of social distancing in the cinema and it’s a relaxing way to view a film during these trying times.

From the outside looking in, Alessandro (Edoardo Leo) and Arturo (Stefano Accorsi) are the perfect couple, but the cracks are starting to appear. When a former muse, Annamaria (Jasmine Trinca), and her two young children arrive unbeknownst to Alessandro, it shifts the couple’s dynamic in a major way. When the truth behind her visit becomes known, it shifts things into overdrive.



Every family has its secrets and Annamaria’s upbringing was rife with trying times and dark realities. When circumstances dictate her children living with her mother, the darkness comes into sharp focus. This forces Alessandro and Arturo to get over themselves and unite in a common cause. It’s a slow burn circumstance that flashes bright with sinister overtones and energy.

The Goddess of Fortune is screening as a special presentation at the ST. ALi Italian Film Festival – Brisbane screening times listed below:

Friday 2, October 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7, October 4:00 PM
Sunday 11, October 4:40 PM
Thursday 15, October 2:30 PM
Friday 16, October 11:00 AM
Sunday 18, October 1:00 PM

Saturday 3, October 11:00 AM
Sunday 4, October 2:00 PM
Thursday 8, October 7:30 PM
Friday 9, October 4:30 PM
Saturday 10, October 4:30 PM
Tuesday 13, October 11:00 AM
Saturday 17, October 7:30 PM

For more information and screening details about this great film festival head to