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Vivere (To Live)

Out of Competition

Director:
Francesca Archibugi
Production:
Lotus Production una società Leone Film Group (Marco Belardi), Leone Film Group (Andrea Leone, Raffaella Leone), Rai Cinema (Paolo Del Brocco), 3 Marys entertainment (Enzo Ricci)
Running Time:
103’
Language:
Italian, English
Country:
Italy
Year:
2019
Main Cast:
Micaela Ramazzotti, Adriano Giannini, Massimo Ghini, Marcello Fonte, Roisin O’Donovan, Andrea Calligari, Elisa Miccoli, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Montesano
Screenplay:
Francesca Archibugi, Francesco Piccolo, Paolo Virzì
Cinematographer:
Kika Ungaro
Editor:
Esmeralda Calabria
Production Designer:
Alessandro Vannucci
Costume Designer:
Valentina Taviani
Music:
Battista Lena
Sound:
Alessandro Zanon
Visual Effects:
Chromatica (Rodolfo Migliari), MD (Marco Appolloni, Danilo Giannoccaro)

Synopsis

The term “family” comes from the Latin word, familia, for a group of household servants and slaves. Centuries later, our pater familias is Luca Attorre, a freelance journalist, a hack who struggles to get his features published in the papers. In a respectable suburb made up of row houses, he is unable to maintain Susi, a ballerina reduced to teaching dance to overweight women, and Lucilla, their quiet and imaginative six-year- old daughter who suffers from severe bronchial asthma. They are helped economically by Pierpaolo, Luca’s seventeen-year-old son from a previous relationship. Pierpaolo lives in an Art Nouveau house with his mother and grandfather, an important trial lawyer of cases linked to politics who rakes in several million euros a year. In the setting of a magnificent and incomprehensible Rome, both a good mother and a bad one, Mary Ann, a deeply Catholic student of art history from Ireland, au pair for the little Lucilla, is caught in the middle. In uniting with Attorre, over a year-long stay filled with ties of friendship and of licit and illicit love, Mary Ann discovers that in the Italy she had studied and idealised good and evil have negotiable boundaries.

Director’s Statement

My ambition is to nullify the camera: the story should seem to be telling itself. Under pressure from a television of ever higher quality, it looks as if to justify their existence movies have to magnify the size of the screen with extraordinary images. More and more rarely do we see films of splendid simplicity, which can convey the complexity of life without appearing to do so. With a touch of pigheadedness I defend this idea of cinema. No one is robbed, no one is killed, no one flies, no one dies of an overdose. And yet living is no less painful.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Marco Belardi – Lotus Production, una società Leone Film Group
viale Giuseppe Mazzini 55
00195 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0697611650
Fax. +39 0697611670
info@lotusproduction.it
http://www.lotusproduction.it

PRODUCTION 2: Andrea Leone, Raffaella Leone - Leone Film Group S.p.a
Via Birmania 74/76
00144 – Roma Italy
Tel. 39065924548
info@leonefilmgroup.com
http://www.leonefilmgroup.com

PRODUCTION 3: Paolo Del Brocco - Rai Cinema S.p.a.
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 – Roma, Italy
Tel +39 0633179601
raicinema@postacertificata.rai.it
http://www.rai.it/raicinema/

PRODUCTION 4: Enzo Ricci – 3 Marys Entertainment srl
Corso Europa 2
20122 – Milano, Italy
Tel. 027632051
direction@3marysentertainment.com

WORLD SALES: Tucci Fabio – Intramovies srl
Via Eustachio Manfredi 15
00197 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39068077252
Fax +39 06 8076 156
mail@intramovies.com
www.intramovies.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Lonigro Luigi - 01 Distribution
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0633179601
info@01distribution.it
http://www.01distribution.it

PRESS OFFICE: The Rumors Srls
Via Yser 15
00198 – Roma, Italy
Tel.0645493056
info@therumors.it
Romina Such 339 3689010
Chiara Bolognesi 339 8578872
Gianni Galli 335 8422890


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