The 20th Hamptons International Film Festival began yesterday. I had the opportunity to see Marco Tullio Giordanas "Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy."
Based on true events, "Piazza Fontana," tells the story of a bombing at a bank in Milan in 1969, where 17 people were killed. Tensions flareup as various political activist groups are blamed for this bombing. Police commissioner Luigi Calabresi, (played by Valerio Mastandrea) must sort through endless suspects and scenarios to try to get to the bottom of who is responsible for this tragic event. The mysterious death of a suspect sheds new life on the case, taking it in directions that Calabresi dare not even consider. Pierfrancesco Favino is excellent as suspect Pinelli, as is Laura Chiatti as Calabresis wife Gemma.
The audience gave the film a roaring round of applause at its end. I highly recommend this stylish, well acted, thriller.