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SUMMER GAMES

by Rolando Colla

synopsis

The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic’s parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, their 12-year-old son tries to come to terms with his father’s traumatising violent outbursts in games with other children. He tries to teach Marie, who is of his age and suffers from her own relationship with her father, to feel nothing. In fact, both of them are transformed by their experience of the joys and pains of first love. A film about the first steps towards a life of one’s own.

international title: Summer Games
original title: Giochi d'estate
country: Switzerland, Italy
sales agent: Rezo Films International
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Rolando Colla
film run: 101'
release date: CH 16/09/2011, FR 08/02/2012
screenplay: Rolando Colla, Roberto Scarpetti, Olivier Lorelle, Pilar Anguita-MacKay
cast: Armando Condolucci, Fiorella Campanella, Alessia Barela, Antonio Merone, Francesco Huang, Chiara Scolari, Marco D'Orazi, Roberta Fossile
cinematography by: Lorenz Merz
film editing: Rolando Colla, Didier Ranz
art director: Paola Genni, Martino Sulmoni
costumes designer: Daniela Verdenelli, Sara Facchini
music: Bernd Schurer, Nikolaj Grandjean
producer: Elena Pedrazzoli
production: Peacock Film, Classic Srl, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana, SRG SSR, ARTE France
distributor: Look Now!, Rezo Films, Wild Bunch Distribution Germany, Alta Films, Movimento Film
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