Kino Lorber released the official trailer for Tommaso that premiered in the Special Screenings section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant), the autobiographically inspired film stars Willem Dafoe as a charismatic artist riddled with self-doubt, alongside cast including Anna Ferrara, Cristina Chiriac, Stella Mastrantonio andAlessandro Prato.
Tommaso will open in Virtual Cinemas starting Friday June 5 New York at Film at Lincoln Center, LA at Laemmle, Acropolis Cinema and Lumiere Cinema.
Abel Ferrara’s first dramatic feature since 2014’s Pasolini reteams the filmmaker and his frequent lead Willem Dafoe, who delivers a career-best performance as the title character, an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film. Tommaso is easily Ferrara and Dafoe’s most personal and engrossing collaboration to date, a delicately surrealistic work of autofiction marked by the keen sensitivity of two consummate artists. – Film at Lincoln Center