Le Sorelle Macaluso
‘The Macaluso Sisters’ (the English title) is a moving drama that looks at the lives of five sisters in youth, adulthood and old age. Set in the ancient heart of Palermo’s waterfront district.
‘A deeply poignant story… The skill with which Dante adapts her own play, marshalling three sets of actors playing the same characters at three different phases of life, and brings it soaring to fully cinematic life is remarkable. In just her second feature… Dante sets a firm seal upon her cross-disciplinary emergence as a director of unusually vivid empathy.’—Jessica Kiang, Variety