Pif shooting In guerra per amore
by Camillo De Marco
- Following the success of The Mafia Only Kills in Summer, Pierfrancesco Diliberto is filming a romantic comedy that examines the origins of the mafia’s rise to power
For the last week, the shoot has been under way for the new film by Pierfrancesco Diliberto, who uses the pseudonym Pif and is back on set following the success of The Mafia Only Kills in Summer [+see also:
interview: Pierfrancesco Diliberto
film profile] (which ranked in €4.6 million at the box office).
In guerra per amore [+see also:
film profile] (lit. “At War for Love”) is a romantic comedy that examines the origins of the mafia’s rise to power in the 1940s. Set against the backdrop of the Americans’ arrival in Sicily during the Second World War, the main character in the film, Arturo, will have to enlist in the US Army if he wants to win the heart of his beloved Flora.
Arturo is played by Pif himself, while the role of Flora is entrusted to Miriam Leone. The cast also includes Andrea Di Stefano and Stella Egitto. Many of the Sicilian actors who worked on The Mafia Only Kills in Summer are also involved in this movie.
The screenplay has once again been written by Michele Astori, Pif and Marco Martani. The shoot will last nine weeks, five of which will take place in Sicily and four in Rome. In guerra per amore is being produced by Wildside with Rai Cinema.
(Translated from Italian)