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CEREMONY LUIS BUÑUEL AWARD + FEATURE FILM: Mi familia italiana
12 June · 22:00 · 00:00
Direction: Cristina Comencini. Script: Cristina Comencini, Giulia Calenda. Production: Rai Cinema, Lumière & Company, Apulia Film Commission. Cast: Marisa Paredes, Virna Lisi, Jodi Moya, Candela Peña, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Angela Finocchiaro, Pihla Viitala, Nadeah Miranda, Zecilia Zingaro, Neri Marcorè, Francesco Scianna, Lluis Homar, Toni Bertorelli.
Upon the tenth anniversary of the death of fictional film star Saverio Crispo, his four daughters get together in the family manor in Apulia, Southern Italy. As Saverio used to be at the top of his game as an internationally known film star, he had liaisons with different women across the world, thus having several love children. His children include his Italian daughter, Susanna, who is secretly engaged to Walter, the former editor of Saverio’s latest movies, his French daughter, Stéphanie, a mother of three sons from different men, his Spanish daughter, Segunda, the only one being married, and his youngest daughter, Solveig, from Sweden, who had little to no contact with her late father. None of the four women got to really know their late father, but each of them has fabricated an idealized and very personal memory of him.Saverio’s two widows, the Italian-born Rita and the Spanish-born Ramona, are also present at the family reunion. The meeting happens as Saverio’s hometown celebrates the late actor’s life and achievements, but apparently many secrets are yet to be unveiled about his life and his family.
Between press conferences, screenings, night talks, the women of the great divo confront each other in a whirlwind of emotions and tragicomic situations.
She began her career in TV and cinema through her father, the director Luigi Comencini, with Il matrimonio di Caterina (1982), Suso Cecchi D’Amico in the TV script of Cuore (1984) and in the film La Historia (1986). Further on, she works with Ennio de Concini in Cuatro historias de mujeres, directed by Franco Giraldi (1986). Started as a director in 1988 with the film Zoo, to move on to writting the script of Buon Natale… buon anno (1989), and the direction of I divertimenti della vita privata, La fine é nota (from Geoffrey Holliday Hall’s best seller novel), Donde el corazón te lleve (from Susanna Tamaro’s best seller), El mejor día de mi vida and La bestia en el corazón (nominated to the Oscar to best foreign film in 2006). Cristina Comencini is also well-known as a novelist and in recent years she has devoted herself to writing plays such as Due partite, a comedy in two acts that was staged in 2006 and that was later played throughout Italy with great success. In 2013 she writes and directs La scena with Angela Finocchiaro and Maria Amelia Monti, which became the most watched and applauded show of 2014 in Italy.