Remember MeGabriele Muccino's bittersweet drama Remember Me (aka Ricordarti Di Me) concerns the dysfunctional Italian middle-class family Ristuccia. Middle-aged executive Carlo (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) has a stalled, monotonous life without passion and his wife Giulia (Laura Morante) is a frustrated woman because she gave up of being an actress in her youth to dedicate her time to the family. Their son Paolo (Silvio Muccino) feels lost and rejected, trying to find who he is and flirting with a schoolmate. Seventeen-year-old daughter Valentina (Nicoletta Romanoff) wants to work in a television show and is fighting to have an audition. The family is blown apart when Carlo meets his former sweetheart, Allessia (the beautiful Monica Belluci), after meeting her in a class reunion. They confess to each other that their marriages are in crisis and begin an affair. Meanwhile Giulia is invited to an audition in a stage production, Paolo tries to make friends using marijuana in his birthday party and Valentina has sex in order to become a dancer on a successful TV show. Their relationships change when Carlo has an accident. Superbly written and directed, this engrossing and poignant film tells the story of a normal family struggling to keep a balance between personal fulfillment and the need they have for each other. Fabrizio Bentivoglio is perfect as a decent man in crisis and Laura Morante is sensationally good as his wife, a woman teetering on the edge of a breakdown yet essentially strong. Remember Me was nominated for ten Donatello Awards, and won Best Producer, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (for Bellucci) from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists. `Its deceptively light farcical elements give it dignity and emotional power'