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by Saverio Costanzo


Primary numbers can only be divided by one or by themselves. They are solitary numbers and are incomprehensible to others. Alice and Mattia are both “primary numbers”, both persecuted by tragedies which have marked their childhoods: a skiing accident in the case of Alice, which has led to a defect in one leg; the loss of a twin sister in the case of Mattia. When as teenagers they meet in the school corridor, they recognise each other’s pain. As they grow up their destinies interweave and they form a special bond, until Mattia, having graduated in Physics, decides to accept a job abroad. The two separate for many years and only a sequence of events will bring them back together, bringing back to the surface a number of emotions never confessed.

international title: The Solitude of Prime Numbers
original title: La solitudine dei numeri primi
country: Italy
sales agent: Le Pacte
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Saverio Costanzo
film run: 118'
release date: IT 10/09/2010, NL 09/12/2010, BE 09/02/2011, PT 28/04/2011, FR 04/05/2011, DE 11/08/2011, PL 23/03/2012, ES 27/03/2013
screenplay: Saverio Costanzo, Paolo Giordano
cast: Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Marinelli, Martina Albano, Arianna Nastro, Tommaso Neri, Vittorio Lomartire, Aurora Ruffino, Isabella Rossellini, Maurizio Donadoni, Roberto Sbaratto, Giorgia Senesi, Filippo Timi
cinematography by: Fabio Cianchetti
film editing: Francesca Calvelli
music: Mike Patton
producer: Mario Gianani, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Philipp Kreuzer
production: Offside, Les Films des Tournelles, Medusa Film
backing: Film Commission Torino-Piemonte
distributor: Medusa Film, Cinemien, Magyarhangya


main awards/selection

Biennale di Venezia 2010 In competition
Toronto International Film Festival 2010 
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2010 
Gent International Film Festival 2010 
Tokyo International Film Festival 2010 
Stockholm International Film Festival 2010 
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2011 
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011 

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