L’ultima Volta Che Siamo Stati Bambini: On July 20 the opening première of #Giffoni53 with Claudio Bisio’s directorial debute
On July 20, the première of L’ULTIMA VOLTA CHE SIAMO STATI BAMBINI, released in Italian cinemas from October 12 and distributed by Medusa Film, will be presented at Giffoni and attended by director Claudio Bisio and young Alessio Di Domenico, Carlotta De Leonardis, Lorenzo Mcgovern Zaini and Vincenzo Sebastiani. Rome, summer 1943. Four children play war while the real war’s bombs explode around them. Italo is the Fed’s rich son, Cosimo is starbing and his dad is in exile. Vanda is an orphan and a believer. Riccardo comes from a wealthy Jewish family. On October 16, Riccardo is taken away by the Germans along with more than a thousand people from the ghetto. With the help of the Fed, Italo’s dad, the three friends believe they know where he is so, to honour their “spit pact”, they decide to leave together in secret to persuade the Germans to free their friend. The three children are not alone, two adults leave to bring them home: Agnese, a sister of the orphanage in which Vanda lives, and Vittorio, Italo’s brother. She Christianly hates violence, while he’s a fascist war hero: they’re different and, unlike the children, they know this well, and they actually argue all the time. The double journey of the children and the adults in the war-torn Italy, will turn into play and terror, childish poetry and deprivation, discovery of life and risk of death: an experience able to left it mark on all the characters involved, changing the consciences of individuals and their relationships. Until the surprising, but sadly logic, end of the film. The film, based on the on the homonymous novel by Fabio Bartolomei – edizioni e/o, is an Italian-French co-production by Solea, Bartlebyfilm, Rosebud Entertainment Pictures, in association with Medusa Film and in collaboration with Prime Video. It is produced by Sandra Bonzi, Claudio Bisio, Massimo Di Rocco and Luigi Napoleone, and co-produced by Angelo Laudisa.
“Noi anni luce”, the preview on July 23 at #Giffoni53 THANKS TO NOTORIOUS PICTURES WITH Carolina Sala, Rocco Fasano, Laila Al Habash and the director Tiziano Russo
The première of the teen-drama Noi anni luce, directed by Tiziano Russo, produced and distributed by Notorious Pictures, with Carolina Sala and Rocco Fasano, alongside Caterina Guzzanti, Fabio Troiano, Adalgisa Manfridaand the famous singer Laila Al Habas, will be presented at the Festival on 23 July. The film will be released in cinemas on July 27. In the film there is also the original song Mi piace molto by the popular songwriter Aiello. The protagonists Carolina Sala, Rocco Fasano, Laila Al Habashand the director Tiziano Russo will talk for the first time about the film to the jurors and answer to their questions. Noi anni luce tells the story of Elsa, a seventeen-year-old girl who suddenly discovers she’s suffering from leukaemia. Her only opportunity to survive is a bone marrow transplant but the only one who can donate is the father she has never known. Thus begins the coming-of-age story of Elsa, who starts a road trip in search of the man who can save her life. To accompany her is Edo (interpreted by Rocco Fasano), a boy she has known at the hospital, who is suffering from the same disease. There seems to be no points in common between Elsa and Edo, aside from suffering from the same disease, from which he almost recovered. Or, at least, this is what he told her.
On July 24, at Giffoni, the world preview of the animated film that retraces the life of General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa
The animated film LE STELLE DI DORA – LE SFIDE DEL GENERALE CARLO ALBERTO DALLA CHIESA will be presented in absolute preview. On July 24, over 6,500 jurors will meet the cast, composed by Francesco Pannofino, Domitilla D’Amico and Raffaele Tedesco, and the directors Ciaj Rocchi and Matteo Demonte, to discuss about the project that retraces the human and professional steps of a man who has left his mark. On the fortieth anniversary of the massacre of via Carini in Palermo, the Italian Defence Staff, in collaboration with the Carabinieri General Headquarters and the Mission Structure for anniversaries having national relevance and the participatory dimension of new generations, have created a graphic novel, in order to narrate the story of General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, in particular to the youth of high schools. The success of the film led to the idea of spreading it to a younger audience (10-14 years) through a cross-media product represented by an animated film. Le stelle di Dora – Le sfide del generale Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa tends to reveal the life, the deeds, but also the most personal side of Dalla Chiesa, in particular the relationship with his wife Dora, his soul mate for over 40 years and mother of their three children. Carlo Alberto dedicated a close correspondence to his wife, that continued even after her death, in the form of a private diary: the film is precisely named after the “stars of Dora”.
The Italian preview of Haunted Mansion at #Giffoni53: on July 27 the screening of the Disney film that will be available in Italian cinemas from August 23
Haunted Mansion is the title of the new Disneyadventure that will be available in Italian cinemas on August 23, but the jurors of Giffoni, from over 30 countries, will be able to watch its preview on July 27 during the 53rd edition of the festival. It will be an extraordinary occasion, destined not only to the jurors but to the whole festival audience that will be able to live this spooky adventure exclusively, with a double screening. Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, Walt Disney Pictures’ Haunted Mansion is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters. Directed by Justin Simien(Bad Hair, Dear White People) from a screenplay by Katie Dippold (The Heat, Ghostbusters) the film is interpreted by an exceptional comic cast including LaKeith Stanfield (Knives Out), Tiffany Haddish (Bad Trip), Owen Wilson(Loki), Danny DeVito (Jumanji: The Next Level), Rosario Dawson (Zombieland: Double Tap), Chase W. Dillon (The Underground Railroad), Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) with Academy Award® winners Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once) and Jared Leto (House of Gucci). The film is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich (Aladdin). Nick Reynolds(Easter Sunday) and Tom Peitzman (The Lion King) are the executive producers.