The Ties

The Ties (Italian: Lacci) is a 2020 Italian romantic drama film directed by Daniele Luchetti, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Domenico Starnone. It stars Alba Rohrwacher, Luigi Lo Cascio, Laura Morante, Silvio Orlando, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Adriano Giannini, Linda Caridi, and Francesca De Sapio.

The Ties
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byDaniele Luchetti
Produced byBeppe Caschetto
Screenplay by
Based onLacci
by Domenico Starnone
CinematographyIvan Casalgrandi
Edited byDaniele Luchetti
Aël Dallier Vega
IBC Movie
Rai Cinema
Distributed by01 Distribution
Release date
  • September 2, 2020 (2020-09-02) (Venice)
  • October 1, 2020 (2020-10-01) (Italy)
Running time
100 minutes

It was selected as the opening film of the 77th Venice International Film Festival, the first Italian film to open the festival since Baarìa (2009).[1][2]


In early 1980s Naples, the marriage of a loving couple is threatened by a potential affair between the husband and a younger woman.



The film will have its world premiere on 2 September 2020 at the 77th Venice International Film Festival, out of competition.[1][2] The film is scheduled to be released in Italy on 1 October 2020 by 01 Distribution.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Roxborough, Scott (24 July 2020). "Daniele Luchetti's 'The Ties,' Starring Alba Rohrwacher, to Open Venice Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b Ravidran, Manori (24 July 2020). "Venice Film Festival to Open With Italy's 'Lacci' From Daniele Luchetti". Variety. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Lacci, da giovedì 1 ottobre al cinema" [The Ties, from Thursday 1 October in theatres]. (in Italian). 24 July 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  4. ^ Finos, Arianna (24 June 2020). "Venti titoli per ripartire con il cinema italiano da Nanni Moretti ai Freaks di Mainetti" [20 movies for Italian cinema to take off again, from Nanni Moretti to Mainetti's ‘Freaks’]. La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 24 July 2020.

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