Ettore’s diagnosis and treatment are the same as my father’s, who passed away 8 years ago. How you experience a film is influenced by what you bring to it. This film resonated very deeply with me as an exploration of coming to terms with a terminal illness in the family and how that affects our relationships - finding that difficult balance between what the patient needs and what we need to get through. Riccardo Scamarcio is so charismatic, compelling and sympathetic as the brother trying to make everything all right, that you forgive Matteo his sometimes questionable decisions and behaviour. 
This is a beautiful film, in both form and content. Bravo.