Misunderstood (2014 film)

Misunderstood (Italian: Incompresa) is a 2014 Italian drama film directed by Asia Argento.[1] It was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Film poster
Directed byAsia Argento
Produced byMario Gianani
Eric Heumann
Lorenzo Mieli
Written byBarbara Alberti
Asia Argento
StarringCharlotte Gainsbourg
Gabriel Garko
Giulia Salerno
CinematographyNicola Pecorini
Edited byFilippo Barbieri
Release date
  • 22 May 2014 (2014-05-22) (Cannes)
  • 5 June 2014 (2014-06-05) (Italy)
Running time
103 minutes


Aria is the sensitive little daughter of a female concert pianist and an actor. Both neglect her in favour of their children from earlier relationships. Eventually she also has to face the fact that both parents are heading for a divorce.



On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 80% based on 15 critics, and the average rating is 6.7/10.[3]

Peter Sobczynski from Roger Ebert.com gave it a 3.5 out of 4 stars, and wrote "An occasionally strange, occasionally brutal and occasionally lovely work that goes up on the shelf with "The Ocean of Helena Lee" and "Girlhood" as one of the more impressive coming-of-age tales of recent times."[4] The A.V. Club's Adam Nayman gave it a C+, and stated "The ostensible boldness of Misunderstood is undermined by the sense that it's also pandering-that its view of childhood as a bourgeois horror-show is at least as salable on the art-house circuit as it is authentic to its creator's experiences."[5]


  1. Dargis, Manohla (24 September 2015). "Review: In 'Misunderstood,' a Girl Seeks Relief From a Turbulent Household". The New York Times.
  2. "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  3. "Incompresa (Misunderstood) (2015)". Retrieved 6 May 2019 via www.rottentomatoes.com.
  4. "Misunderstood Movie Review & Film Summary (2014)". Roger Ebert. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  5. "Asia Argento mines her childhood for pandering decadence in Misunderstood". AV Club. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
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