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LIFF19 The Invisible Witness

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When slick and successful businessman Adriano (Riccardo Scamarcio, Loro LIFF18) wakes up next to his dead mistress in a resort hotel room, he becomes the obvious chief suspect. He selects Virginia Ferrara (Maria Paiato, An Almost Perfect Town LIFF17), a veteran criminal attorney who has never lost a case to defend him. The two only have three hours to prepare the case, discredit a key witness, and find the evidence confirming Adriano’s innocence.
Largely told in flashback, director Stefano Mordini’s taut thriller cleverly recreates the days that lead up to that terrible night as the guilt-ridden Adriano, still in love with his wife, tries to break off his affair while on a clandestine trip. As more facts are coaxed out by Virginia, the characters' motivations begin to blur. The Invisible Witness builds intrigue and exhilarating tension up to its astonishing finale which proves no one is ever quite who they first seem.


NOMINATED: Best Adapted Screenplay, David di Donatello Awards 2019
NOMINATED: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Nastri d’Argento Awards, 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Seattle International Film Festival 2019

Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 17th September


102 min




Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Riccardo Scamarcio, Miriam Leone, Maria Paiato


Stefano Mordini


Film Festival


Italian with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Cinema Paradiso