For the third time in his career, Italian director Daniele Luchetti is in Cannes to present a feature. In 1988, Domani, Domani was selected for Un Certain Regard, and in 1991, The Yes Man was presented in Competition. Today, Luchetti is back in the Un Certain Regard selection with My Brother Is an Only Child, a family drama set in 1970s Italy. We follow the adventures of Accio, known as The Pest, and Manrico, two brothers who disagree about everything except their love for the same woman. Active in opposing political causes, they're also engaged in an unending battle with one another. This phase of their life is one of running away, returning. They exchange both punches and great passions.
"My Brother is an Only Child is not a political film," warns Daniele Luchetti. "It's a film about human beings who love, suffer, laugh, and also engage in political activity. Ideologically, this film is neutral: it tells the story of characters who are not at all neutral. I believe that's the point of view I adopted. The heart of my film is the human and emotional element."
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