With generous views of Italian beaches, countryhouses, and posh apartments in Rome, Me, Myself, and Her, or Io e Lei in Italian, is a visual feast.
Award-winning director Maria Sole Tognazzi's seventh film offers a look into the lives of Federica (Margherita Buy) and Marina (Sabrina Ferilli), a lesbian couple who have been together for five years. Their life is quiet and uncomplicated until Marina, a restauranteur and former actress, accepts a role in a film after an an interview about her sexuality. This puts her at odds with Federica, a successful architect with a marriage behind her and a son in his twenties. Though Marina is proud of her sexuality and her love for Federica, Frederica begins to doubt who she is and what she really wants, and soon pursues a fling with a man.
Me, Myself, and Her is sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, but always finds a way to stare its audience in the face and reflect every day struggles. Everyone deals with nightmarish in-laws, uncomfortably loud and sexually active neighbors, and awkward family situations. It's intimate, intelligent, and deliberate, speaking to anybody and, at the same time, nobody but the two women it follows.
Me, Myself, and Her is available now on DVD and video on demand via Wolfe Video. Order it here and check out an exclusive clip from the film below:
Marina and Federica - a seemingly perfect couple from Wolfe Video on Vimeo.