Italian Studies Review: Meandering Art House Exercise Wastes Vanessa Kirby

Italian Studies follows an amnesiac British woman as she wanders through a vibrant New York City on the Fourth of July. The film is shot in a New Wave style without a structured narrative. A cacophony of urban sounds, stream of conscious imagery, and fractured dialogue ebbs and flows like a lucid dream. Italian Studies has some merit as an art-house experience but feels superficial. The fantastical nature of the character’s journey isn’t interesting or compelling.

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