AffinitySet against the ominous backdrop of a Victorian prison, AFFINITY is both a Gothic ghost story and poignant account of forbidden love with an unexpected sting in the tail. Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior decides to volunteer as a visitor to the female inmates of Millbank, one of London's most notorious gaols. Among Millbank's murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated by one inmate, the enigmatic spiritualist Selina Dawes. Selina is serving time for the assault of a young girl through a malevolent spirit during a séance. Initially sceptical of Selina's gifts, but sympathetic to the plight of this beautiful and seemingly innocent girl, Margaret finds herself dispensing guidance and friendship on her visits. But soon it is Margaret herself who is on the back foot, thrown by Selina’s piercing insight into her own character and predicament. Pressed by her domineering mother to marry, yet repulsed by the advances of a man who sees himself as the perfect match, Margaret finds Selina awakening feelings in her she has been struggling to suppress. And soon things start to happen – impossible things – which suggest Selina may indeed be telling the truth about her ability to communicate with and command the dead… Bringing vividly to life a twilight world of séances, shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions, AFFINITY builds a powerful romantic mystery which will keep audiences guessing until the startling conclusion. Cara, I Love YouSet in Rome, in the very central district of Trastevere, "Cara, ti Amo ..." is a film that tells, with irony and lightness, the perennial man-woman conflict, finally observed from the male point of view.
Rosario, Stefano, Paolo and Raffaele are four friends in their forties dealing with an existential dilemma: you can't live without women, but you can't even live together. Yet their destiny, like that of all heterosexual men in adulthood, is to relate to the female universe. A really complicated undertaking which, however, they cannot give up.
Because in the end "between abstinence and eternal love there is a vast chromatic range of nuances". It is with this awareness that they will find themselves involved in situations that are often absurd, comic or simply surreal, in which possible girlfriends, friends or lovers of a night will play a decidedly important role.
Entering the world of the four protagonists and looking at women through their eyes, could surprise and perhaps debunk the most consolidated cliches propagated today by each pink gravure. It could happen, in fact, that men turn out to be less superficial and dull than women think and women less brilliant, independent and profound than they want to be believed. Or more likely that the assumption can be shown that no paradise can last long if a man and a woman live together. Because women have "incomprehensible reasons" which men do not understand.
With absolute freedom of language and creative expression, "Cara, ti Amo ..." stages, in a biting and amusing way, vices and virtues of eternal Peter Pan and unmentionable neuroses of the "contemporary women".
Cara, ti Amo is a film about "males", but is also aimed at women, who can be reflected in the vast and varied female universe widely narrated during the movie and from which they will be reassured: they will continue to please to men "despite everything".