• Shadow and Bone
  • About Us But Not About Us
  • Fairyland
  • Femme
  • What Happened to the Wolf?
  • With Me They Can't
  • Confessions of Frannie Langton (The)
  • Another Coffeehouse Chronicles Movie
  • How to Dad
  • Polite Society
  • Tutor (The)
  • Hotel Portofino
  • I Love You, Beksman
  • Cocaine Bear
  • Girls Don't Cry
  • I Like Movies
  • Nightsiren
  • Tropic
  • Accident (The)
  • Punch
  • Silver Haze
  • Orlando, My Political Biography
  • Polarized
  • My Sole Desire
  • Male Gaze: Shadows On Skin (The)
  • 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture
  • Afeminadas
  • Egghead & Twinkie
  • American Parent
  • Big Boys
  • Passages
  • This Is the End
  • Between Revolutions
  • Calls from Moscow
  • Almamula
  • 20,000 Species of Bees
  • About Thirty
  • Bad Living
  • Bones and Names
  • Cooler Climate (A)

Last Chapter (The)

Country: Italy, France, Language: French, 100 mins

Original Title

La dernière séance
  • Director: Gianluca Matarrese
  • Writer: Gianluca Matarrese, Nico Morabito
  • Producer: Giovanni Donfrancesco

CGiii Comment

Bernard has just retired. He is 63 years old, he lives alone with his two cats and decides to move to a new house, the one where he will live the last chapter of his life. Preparing the boxes, he begins to make a selection: what to leave, what to bring?

Bernard is my master and I am his slave. His last lover I help him to put the whip in a box, between fragments of his memories; memories of the loves that AIDS has stolen from his arms, the traces of an adoptive family that rejected him, of the rigid upbringing that forged him, of a mother and father he never knew. Our sexual games are the chances for two generations to meet: between a whiplash and a leather harness we discuss about love, death, the AIDS epidemic in the Eighties, his new life project, about us. The wounds and grave goods of a survivor, a cry for life in the light of sexual impulses.