The concept of separate but intertwining narratives isn’t a new one. From Oscar-winning films like Crash and Babel to holiday classics like Love Actually and Valentine’s Day, filmmakers have used the technique of interconnected stories for ages — some more effectively than others. The idea of tensions running high during a heatwave is a classic narrative too, like in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and the recent adaptation of In the Heights.
Ginevra Elkann’s visually stunning but narratively uneven Italian drama follows interconnected individuals during a heat wave. Read on for our review.