This odd little film from Italian writer/director Chiara Bellosi takes its time to win you over with its charms. It’s set in and around a courtroom but is anything but a high-pressure look at the Italian legal system and its courts. It’s halfway through the movie before you even know the circumstances of the case at hand.
It’s told mostly through the actions of a little girl and a young woman who are left stranded outside the courtroom while one of the parents is inside enduring the reality of the law. At first, the two women have no interaction, this ever so slowly changes as time draws on and boredom sets in.
Taking so much time to establish a relationship between the two main players forces you to discard your usual thirst for quick dramatic tension. It eases you into a view of the beauty that is tightly woven into the fabric of the ordinary. Those things that are right in front of you but gather little thought or inspection.
Ordinary Justice is screening as a special presentation at the ST. ALi Italian Film Festival – Brisbane screening times listed below:
PALACE JAMES ST
Thursday 8, October 11:15 AM
Monday 12, October 7:30 PM
Sunday 18, October 4:30 PM
Friday 9, October 2:00 PM
Wednesday 14, October 5:00 PM
Friday 16, October 7:30 PM
For more information and screening details about this great film festival head to www.italianfilmfestival.com.au