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THE IDEAL CITY

by Luigi Lo Cascio

synopsis

Michele Grassadonia is a fervent environmentalist. A long time ago, he moved from Palermo to Siena, its ideal city. He has carried out an experiment in his flat for longer than one year: living in full self-sufficiency, without running water or electricity. On a rainy night, Michele gets caught up in a series of confusing and mysterious events. From this moment on, his joyful experience in the ideal city starts to waver.

international title: The Ideal City
original title: La città ideale
country: Italy
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Luigi Lo Cascio
film run: 105'
screenplay: Luigi Lo Cascio
cast: Luigi Lo Cascio, Catrinel Marlon, Luigi Maria Burruano, Massimo Foschi, Alfonso Santagata, Roberto Herlitzka, Aida Burruano
cinematography by: Pasquale Mari
film editing: Desideria Rayner
art director: Ludovica Ferrario, Alice Mangano, Nicola Console
costumes designer: Maria Rita Barbera
music: Andrea Rocca
producer: Angelo Barbagallo
production: BiBi Film, RAI Cinema
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per il cinema, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Regione Lazio, Toscana Film