Facing Windows

Synopsis: Giovanna is a bookkeeper in a company which packs chickens. She is married to a man who has a precarious job. First she starts being curious about a young man who lives in the block opposite hers, and then she falls in love with him. The relationship between the two becomes much stronger when she starts to find out more about him from an old man who bursts into their lives. The old man, obsessed with the memories of some things that happened n the long past autumn of 1943, has lost his memory and finds refuge in Giovanna.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ferzan Ozpetek
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  27 wins & 22 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min


You've been weird since we left

the market, what's wrong?

Nothing! Does there have to be

something wrong?

We've been out for an hour

and you haven't said a word!

We got the groceries, came

downtown and you're silent!

If you're mad at me, say so.

Stop wearing that face

I'm not making a face, you're

the one who's always pissed off

Let's go over there

If I'm mad I don't shut up

and hold it in like you!

Oh sure, you're always right,

I forgot

I'm not always right,

but I am this time

Come on, you like to fight

You could stick up for me

just once!

You made a scene because she

cut into the line

- But she was ahead of us!

-When I tried to apologize,

she jumped on me like a maniac

and you kept quiet!

What was I supposed to do?

You don't see the face you make

when I talk to people

- You're ashamed of me

- What are you talking about?

You were screaming. Even the

cashier said you were wrong

Did you see how she pointed

that pencil at me?

Yes, but you didn't need

to tell her where to shove it

Okay, maybe I went too far.

Then she asked the Romanian

if she had enough money to pay.

What a racist!

Listen, put that money away.

There are people around...

He's lost

He can't remember his own name

Maybe he's got l.D.

Do you have an identity card?

No, not money, identification

- What about in his pockets?

- What, should I frisk him?

I'm very confused...

I don't remember anything

Put your money in your pocket

Give it a minute,

you'll remember

- We can't just leave him!

- What can we do about him?

He's following us!

- He's not following us

-Yes, he is!

Don't worry

We'll take you to the police

station near our house

They'll know what to do

You know how many people

get lost? A whole lot, right?

There's a game on TV tonight

What team do you like?

- Okay, so you don't like soccer

- Stop it now!

Hey, can you give me a hand?

No, you stay in the car.

I'll get it

- Ma, Martina broke my Game Boy

- It's not true, Microbe did it

- Hurry up, don't stop to chat

- Hi, kids

- I'll help, Mama, give me one

- Martina, you're in my way

- Who's that man?

- I have no idea, he's lost

You know Filippo and how he can

complicate life

- Where did you find him?

- Downtown

- Just what you need

-Wait, don't pull me


stop yelling on the stairs!

- Where's Papa?

- Go watch TV with him

- Who was that man?

- I'm in no mood, Martina, go

I don't feel like watching TV

Detergent on the right,

all spray bottles on the left

This kid is getting

more obsessive than you are!

Order makes life easier

and doesn't make you waste time

You're the one

making me waste time

I told you, go inside

and watch television!

Martina, can you hear me?

I told you,

I don't feel like watching TV

Was she born that way

or did she grow into it?

I don't know

- Giovanna, he's undressing!

- Get away from there!

He's almost naked! Come before

he closes the shades

Will you stop that?

Okay, enough already!

Open up, Vittorio!

Leave Luciana alone!

I'll call the cops this time!

Open the door right now!


I told you, I don't want you

involved! Go away!

Mind your own fucking business,

bitch, or I'll call the cops!

I'll have you and that illegal

immigrant who fucks you arrested

Get out of here!

He was kidding


- Giambo!

- What is it?

Vittorio called me a bitch

- He called you a dirty n*gger

- I'll take care of it

- He didn't say that!

- He thought it! Be quiet!

Open the door, asshole!

- It's about time!

- The game started, right?

Papa's home! Hi, Papa!

Will you eat with us

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