The mouth of the wolf has teeth
La Bocca del Lupo focuses on two people intertwined with the end of an industrial time, not representing anything but themselves. The letters read by the transsexual Mary (whose voice keeps you guessing until you see her) to her lover Enzo (who looks as straight and macho as they come) in jail are incredibly moving, but this never becomes a simple love story or a sociological analysis. You never quite know what you’re looking at – an incredibly accomplished debut.
La Bocca del Lupo | Directed by Pietro Marcello (Italy 2009) with Mary Monaco and Enzo Motta. Italian OV. Starts October 28.