Filming kicks off for Ma che bella sorpresa, the new comedy by Genovesi
by Vittoria Scarpa
- Starring Claudio Bisio, Valentina Lodovini and YouTube star Frank Matano. Produced by Colorado Film in collaboration with Medusa
Filming of Alessandro Genovesi’s new comedy, Ma che bella sorpresa (lit. "What a lovely surprise") has kicked off in Naples. This next movie by the creator of the extremely successful La peggior settimana della mia vita [+see also:
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Written by Giovanni Bognetti with Genovesi and based on the 2009 Brazilian comedy A Mulher Invisivel (in cinemas for over 20 weeks), the movie recounts the happenings of Guido (Claudio Bisio), a romantic dreamer and secondary school professor of literature, whose life falls to pieces when his fiancée leaves him for another man. Paolo (Frank Matano), his former unenthusiastic student, becomes his unlikely best friend and will do all he can to help him recover from this crisis, firstly by calling in to Naples his extremely Milanese parents, played by the fresh and explosive Pozzetto-Vanoni couple.
Guido appears to be in high spirits again thanks to his encounter with Silvia (Chiara Baschetti), his new neighbour. Silvia is not just very beautiful but she also supports the same team as Guido, likes to go around her house wearing just lingerie and appreciates all of the simple romantic gestures that Guido loves to make: bike rides, bunches of flowers, sunsets. But the perfect woman does not exist… and the protagonists will have to content with this surprising truth, whilst the only one who can benefit from it is Giada (Valentina Lodovini), the romantic and, above all, genuine neighbour.
Ma che bella sorpresa is produced by Maurizio Totti and Alessandro Usai for Colorado Film in collaboration with Medusa Film, which will also distribute the movie. Filming will take place over six weeks in the cities of Naples and Rome.
(Translated from Italian)