Directed by Valeria Golino
Starring Jasmine Trinca and Carlo Cecchi
Distributor: Emerging Pictures
Irene lives alone on the coastline outside Rome. To her father and her married lover, she’s a student. In reality, she often travels to Mexico where she can legally buy a powerful barbiturate. Working under the name of Miele (Honey), her clandestine job is to help terminally-ill people to die with dignity by giving them the drug. One day she supplies a new “client” with a fatal dose, only to find out he’s perfectly healthy but tired of life. Irene is determined not to be responsible for his suicide. From this point on, Irene and Grimaldi are unwillingly locked in an intense and moving relationship which will change Irene’s life forever.
2013 Festival de Cannes – Un Certain Regard
2013 Chicago International Film Festival

NYT Critics’ Pick! “the impressive debut feature by Ms. Golino sustains a contemplative mood… never evolves into a thudding, issue-oriented debate.”– Stephen Holden, New York Times

Critics’ Pick. “A respectful work of observation… with striking compositions and cuts that reveal a deep appreciation of cinema’s possibilities.” – Zachory Wigon, Village Voice

“A brilliant and original picture…  Seek it out.”
– David Thomson, New Republic

“Golino lets us sink slowly into the ambiguities that gather round the matter of letting life end when it has lost its obvious vitality.”
– David Thomson, New Republic