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L’Immensità

Venezia 79 Competition

Director:
Emanuele Crialese
Production:
Wildside (Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Gangarossa), Chapter 2 (Dimitri Rassam), Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia, Pathé, (Ardavan Safaee), France 3 Cinema
Running Time:
97’
Language:
Italian
Country:
Italy, France
Main Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Luana Giuliani, Vincenzo Amato, Patrizio Francioni, Maria Chiara Goretti
Screenplay:
Emanuele Crialese, Francesca Manieri, Vittorio Moroni
Cinematographer:
Gergely Pohárnok
Editor:
Clelio Benevento
Production Designer:
Dimitri Capuani
Costume Designer:
Massimo Cantini Parrini
Music:
Rauelsson
Sound:
Pierre-Yves Lavoué
Visual Effects:
Carlo Tosi, Fabrizio Storaro

Synopsis

Rome, 1970s: a world suspended between neighbourhoods under construction, tv shows still in black and white, and social achievements and family models that are now outdated.
Clara and Felice have just moved into a new apartment. Their marriage is over: they no longer love each other but can’t break up. Only their children, on whom Clara pours all her desire for freedom, keep them together. Adriana, her eldest, has just turned 12 and is the most attentive witness to Clara’s moods and the growing tensions between her parents. Adriana rejects her name and identity and wants to convince everyone that she is a boy. Her obstinacy brings the already fragile family balance to breaking point.
While the children are waiting for a sign that might guide them–a voice from above or a song on the tv maybe–everything changes both around and inside them.

Director’s Statement

L’Immensità is the film that I’ve always been trying to make: it’s always been ‘my next film,’ but every time it made way for another story, as if I never felt ready, mature and confident enough. It’s a film about memory that needed a greater distance, a different consciousness. Like all my works, it is at bottom primarily a film on the family: on the innocence of the children, and on their relationship with a mother that could come to life only in the artistic and human encounter with Penélope Cruz, with her sensitivity and her extraordinary ability to interact with three very young people who had never acted before. Luana, Patrizio and Maria Chiara have remained children, and as such always intensely and immensely real.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Gangarossa – Wildside
Viale Giuseppe Mazzini 9
00195 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 0694516900
info@wildside.it
http://www.wildside.it

PRODUCTION 2: Dimitri Rassam – Chapter 2
14, rue de la comète
75007 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 180055080
contact@chapter2.fr

PRODUCTION 3: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT ITALIA
Via Giacomo Puccini 6
00198 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 06448891
info@warnerbros.com
http://www.warnerbros.it

PRODUCTION 4: Jérôme Seydoux – PATHÉ
2, rue Lamennais
75008 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 171723000
sales@patheinternational.com
http://www.pathefilms.com

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: FRANCE 3 CINEMA

WORLD SALES: Pathé International
2, rue Lamennais
75008 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 171723305
sales@patheinternational.com
http://www.pathefilms.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: WARNER BROS. PICTURES
Via Giacomo Puccini 6
00198 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 06448891
info@warnerbros.com
http://www.warnerbros.it

PRESS OFFICE: Charles McDonald, Matthew Sanders – International Rescue
charles@charlesmcdonald.co.uk
matthew@matthewsanders.org.uk

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE 1: Gabriele Barcaro
Italia
Mob. +39 3405538425
gabriele.barcaro@gmail.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE 2: Arianna Monteverdi
Mob. +39 3386182078
arianna.monteverdi@gmail.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE 3: Riccardo Mancini – WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT ITALIA
Via Giacomo Puccini 6
00198 – Roma, Italia
Mob. +39 3332491667
riccardo.mancini@warnerbros.com


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