Pioneering new ground as the first Australian-Italian feature co-production is writer-director Ruth Borgobello’s touching sensory delight, The Space Between, making its world premiere at LIFF.
Marco (Flavio Parenti) is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to Udine in Northern Italy to nurse his ailing father. Even when offered a job at a restaurant in Melbourne, he declines using his father as the excuse. When tragedy strikes, the only glimmer of joy arrives in the form of Olivia (Maeve Dermody), a spirited Australian chasing her dream of working in design while on a family mission in Udine. Against the stunning vineyards, rugged mountains and blue Adriatic of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, these two very different people find themselves at a crossroads that will change their lives forever.
The Space Between is a celebration of the Italian spirit of la dolce vita – a stylistically and emotionally beautiful film appealing to the romantic in all of us.