Raoul Bova plays a farmer in Sei mai stata sulla luna?
by Vittoria Scarpa
- Directed by Paolo Genovese, the film is released today in 425 theatres via 01. Also in theatres is the new movie by Francesca Archibugi, the doc Piccoli così and the animated movie Minuscule
Another sex symbol of Italian cinema playing, onscreen, a farmer. After Stefano Accorsi in La nostra terra [+see also:
film profile] (read the news), it’s now Raoul Bova’s turn to get on his tractor, work the land and grow cauliflowers. It happens in Sei mai stata sulla luna? [+see also:
film profile], (lit. Have you ever been to the moon?), the new comedy by Paolo Genovese (The Immature [+see also:
film profile], Tutta colpa di Freud [+see also:
film profile]) released this Thursday, 22 January, in 425 Italian theatres with 01 Distribution.
Bova is Renzo, the charming farmer, who’s rational and practical. He meets Guia (Argentine Liz Solari), the elegant journalist of a prestigious fashion magazine, when she discovers that she has inherited a farm in a remote village of Apulia. Naturally, opposites attract, and between city and countryside, the two different lifestyles come face to face, in an engaging carousel in which Guia (Pietro Sermonti)’s tax-adviser boyfriend and his frantic assistant (Giulia Michelini) will find themselves faced with the colourful characters of this village in Apulia. There’s the forward-thinking barman and the conservatives (Emilio Sofrizzi and Sergio Rubini), Guia’s autistic cousin (Neri Marcorè) and the daydreamer and bank teller (Sabrina Impacciatore). The film is a Pepito production with Rai Cinema, made with the support of Mibact and the Apulia Film Commission.
Another omnibus film released, with an exceptional cast in a state of grace, is the elegant comedy by Francesca Archibugi Il nome del figlio [+see also:
film profile], based on the French play Le Prénom (read the article). Produced by Indiana Production with Lucky Red, in collaboration with Motorino Amaranto, Rai Cinema and Sky, the film, starring five actors, four of whom are also directors – Alessandro Gassman, Valeria Golino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Rocco Papaleo, and Micaela Ramazzotti – is distributed in 300 theatres by Lucky Red. The third Italian release of the week is Piccoli così, a documentary by Angelo Marotta awarded at the 2014 Biografilm Festival 2014 that recounts the story and experiences of prematurely-born children and their parents; brought to cinemas by I Wonder Pictures.
150 screens will show the French Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants [+see also:
film profile], by Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud,which featured among the twentyanimation films selected by the 2015 Oscar nominations (distribution Academy Two). Other novelties this week are Mateo [+see also:
film profile] (France/Colombia; distr. Cineclub), Still Alice with Oscar nominee Julianne Moore (80 theatres with Good Films), John Wick with Keanu Reeves (M2, 200 theatres), Difret, Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and in Berlin (Satine Film); and finally worth noting is the return to 47 theatres of Boyhood by Richard Linklater, nominated for six Oscars including Best Film and Direction (distr. Universal).
(Translated from Italian)