D'Alatri in Germany, a second coming
by Bénédicte Prot
It was La febbre [+see also:
film profile] (litt. 'the fever'), by Alessandro D'Alatri, which the German public most enjoyed during the 8th edition of Cinema! Italia!, an Italian film tour organised from the 18th of October to the 21st of December in Berlin and fourteen other German cities by the association Made in Italy which has been promoting Italian cinema in Germany since 1992, in collaboration with the arthouse theatre network AG Kino (197 screens in 74 cities) and with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
Saturday night, two years after the victory of his film Casomai at this same festival, D'Alatri, present in Berlin, had his name put for a second time on the list of winners of this annual event. As it did other winners (such as Ferzan Ozpetek, Mimmo Calopresti, and Davide Ferrario), Cinema! Italia! allowed D'Alatri to find a German distributor for La febbre. So, next Spring, the German public will be able to discover this Rodeo Drive and Rai Cinema production which deals with the efforts of a thirty-year-old man (Fabio Volo) to make his dream come true.
One can only wish the same luck to the other Italian movies presented on this German tour: Lavorare con lentezza by Guido Chiesa, Certi bambini by Andrea and Antonio Frezza, Catarina va in città [+see also:
film profile] by Paolo Virzì, Mobbing [+see also:
film profile] (read the Focus on Cineuropa) by Francesca Comencini, and Buongiorno, notte [+see also:
film profile] by Marco Bellocchio.
(Translated from French)