The first clapperboard slams for Edoardo De Angelis’ new film, Indivisibili
by Vittoria Scarpa
- Following Perez. and Mozzarella Stories, the Neapolitan director now tells a striking, vibrant story about two female Siamese twins, set in Castel Volturno
Today saw the start of the shoot for Indivisibili [+see also:
interview: Edoardo de Angelis
film profile] (lit. “Inseparable”), the new feature film by Edoardo De Angelis, following the highly acclaimed Perez. [+see also:
film profile] (winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actor, for Luca Zingaretti) and Mozzarella Stories [+see also:
film profile]. The movie is set in Castel Volturno, in the province of Caserta, and features two singing female Siamese twins as its lead characters: thanks to their shows, they manage to provide for their whole family, and things seem to be going well – until the day they find out they can be separated.
Indivisibili promises to tell a striking story: “My movie will be about separation and the heartache that this entails. Because in order to grow up, sometimes you have to hurt yourself,” states the 31-year-old Neapolitan director.
Stepping into the roles of the two young sisters are complete first-time actresses Angela and Marianna Fontana. For several months, the two girls trained themselves to walk, run and swim fastened to one another, as if they shared a single body. But the challenge of making them “truly” conjoined in the film will be tackled by the team at Makinarium (the firm was already behind the special effects in Tale of Tales [+see also:
Q&A: Matteo Garrone
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The shoot for Indivisibili will last six weeks; the movie is being produced by Attilio De Razza and Pierpaolo Verga, and will be distributed by Medusa Film, as was Perez. The film is based on an original story by Nicola Guaglianone, and the screenplay was written by Nicola Guaglianone, Barbara Petronio and Edoardo De Angelis. Ferran Paredes Rubio is serving as DoP, while editing will be entrusted to Chiara Griziotti, wardrobe is being handled by Massimo Cantini Parrini and production design is being helmed by Carmine Guarino.
(Translated from Italian)