When slick and successful businessman Adriano (Riccardo Scamarcio, Loro CIF20) wakes up next to his dead mistress in a resort hotel room, he becomes the obvious chief suspect. He selects Virginia Ferrara (Maria Paiato, An Almost Perfect TownCIF18), a veteran criminal attorney who has never lost a case to defend him. The two only have three hours to prepare the case, discredit a key witness, and ﬁnd the evidence conﬁrming Adriano’s innocence.
Largely told in ﬂashback, director Stefano Mordini’s taut thriller cleverly recreates the days that lead up to that terrible night as the guilt-ridden Adriano, still in love with his wife, tries to break off his affair while on a clandestine trip. As more facts are coaxed out by Virginia, the characters' motivations begin to blur. The Invisible Witness builds intrigue and exhilarating tension up to its astonishing ﬁnale which proves no one is ever quite who they ﬁrst seem.
Winner Best Adapted Screenplay, David di Donatello Awards 2019
Official Selection, Seattle International film Festival 2019