TL;DR – A strangely completing story if a bit flawed in its execution
Rating: 3 out of 5.
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
Rose Island Review –
One of the things about getting to watch a story based on a true story is that reality is often weirder than fiction. One of the more bizarre parts of world history has been the drive to create micro-states that have popped up across the world. Today we look at a story about one that was built off the coast of Italy.
So to set the scene, we open in Strasburg in 1969 at the Council of Europe. Here a sick Giorgio Rosa (Elio Germano) is waiting to be heard. After working out a scheme to get rid of him, the officials actually read his brief and become compelled to hear him out, for they want to hear about the Island that Rosa built. We then flashback over a year to when he was still a student in Bologna and crooning for Gabriella (Matilda De Angelis) who broke off their relationship three years earlier. After another run-in with the authorities, the eccentric builder tries to find a way to get away from the retractions of government, and international waters seemed like a good start.
TL;DR – A film that explores the joyous and sad moments if our lives through the prism of someone who falls out of societies prism of normality.
Score – 3.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene but there is a kickass song about Batman so that’s something.
Having a baby is one of the most joyous moments in your life, however, it can
also be full of dread. Will the baby be okay, will I, what will our future be,
have we baby-proofed the house? However, I don’t think anyone has had to deal
with “what are our strategies for getting
the baby off the ceiling.”
So to set the scene, in a small town in Italy a car races the nearest medical
centre as that time has come. Natalia (Michela Cescon) is rushed into that
hospital with only her mother Alina (Elena Cotta) at her side. But this is not
a normal pregnancy because as the baby comes out it begins to rise into the ceiling
with only the umbilical cord keeping it attached. Natalia races out of the
centre without leaving her name but when they get home they call the boy Oscar
as he is like an American superhero. All it well for a moment until that is the
local gossips come around to see the baby.