Veronesi, Ferrario and Gondry
by Camillo de Marco
19/01/2007 - Coming out on 750 screens Manuale d'amore 2 (Capitoli successivi) [trailer] [lit. “Manual of Love 2 (The Next Chapters); see article] is the strongest release of the weekend. Giovanni Veronesi’s film, starring Monica Bellucci, Carlo Verdone, Riccardo Scamarcio and Sergio Rubini, will go up against Gabriele Muccino’s The Pursuit of Happyness, Casino Royale [trailer] and Rocky Balboa.
The second Italian title on release is Davide Ferrario’s documentary Primo Levi’s Journey [trailer] (01 Distribution), which screened at the RomeFilmFest. The director, together with writer Marco Belpoliti, traveled the same route that Primo Levi covered, on foot, when returning home to Turin from Auschwitz in 1945 (see l'article.
After shooting two films in the US, talented filmmaker Michel Gondry also returned home to make The Science of Sleep [trailer], a surreal and visionary story about a shy young man (Gael Garcia Bernal) who cannot distinguish dreams from reality. The film also stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and Alain Chabat.
(Translated from Italian)