Michela Cescon in Primo Amore (2004)
Hitchcock-style obsession meets the tough, brutal aesthetic of modern European cinema in this low-key domestic monster movie. An insecure artist's model (Michela Cescon) falls under the spell of a controlling lover (Vitaliano Trevisan) whose preoccupation with her weight leads to catastrophes of mutual self-destruction. A luxurious, perverse work of dark poetry and masochistic gamesmanship from director Matteo Garrone. 94 min.