A discovery of the Cannes Film Festival, a surprising, moving and personal work by Ferrara, which can be considered one of his best films. Willem Dafoe plays the director's alter ego, Tommaso, on screen. The impression of communing with an intimate journal is enhanced by the fact that Tommaso's partner is played by Cristina Chiriac, Abel Ferrara's partner, and the role of the couple's daughter is played by little Anna Ferrara. All the action takes place in the director's apartment in Rome. It is impossible to tell where the script ends and something like a psychodrama begins. Invisibly, we witness the deconstruction of toxic masculinity - with its aggression, jealousy, sexual frustrations and addictions. Tommaso fights his demons, and above all his powerful ego - he attends AA meetings, meditates, works with young actors, tries to be a good father and partner, but he has unexpected and violent mood swings. Sensitivity gives way to attacks of anger and closeness - the need for domination, and the frustration of late fatherhood. Ferrara's portrait of an artist in old age is one of the most sincere and moving films about a man. One of the most outstanding films of recent years.