116 mins.
Directed by Abel Ferrara
English and Italian with subtitles

Playing through Thursday, June 18.

  • Ticket price: $12 for viewing within a 5-day rental period.
  • How to watch: Available to watch through the Kino Now app for Roku and Apple TV, or through your internet browser on your computer, phone, or tablet.

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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.

"TOMMASO has a different feel than your average variant on Fellini’s 8½. Maybe it’s a sense of shame, something the older film’s Guido hadn’t much of. Whatever it is, it makes TOMMASO crackle with ideas and empathy, as Ferrara’s best work always does." Glenn Kenny. A New York Times Critic's Pick!