Regarding the subject of marital infidelity — the central topic in Last Night — Knightley told reporters the following:
"Sometimes I went into it thinking the mental infidelity was worse, then we’re shooting and I think, ‘No, No, the physical’s much worse. I come out and I have no idea."
Outside the theater, Italian film industry workers were less concerned with how one engages in extra-marital flings than with the decision of Silvio Berlusconi’s right-wing government to cut funds for the arts.
The Last Night red carpet ceremony was canceled, but the film’s director and performers made an appearance to express their solidarity with their fellow film industry workers.
Photo: Rome Film Festival.