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IF LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS

by Ciro D'Emilio

synopsis

Antonio is seventeen years old and has a dream: to play soccer for a big club. He lives in a small town in Campania, a part of the world where it is not always so easy to make your way. The situation is made even more complicated by the beautiful Miriam, a tender but extremely problematic mother who loves him more than anyone else in the world. Carlo, Antonio’s father, abandoned them when he was very young and Miriam is obsessed with the idea of rebuilding the family.
Luckily he has soccer and, above all, his friends: Stefano Caccialepre, the team’s centre forward, and Peppe Lambiase, the creative playmaker who is never at a loss for an answer, with a talent for idling and a nose for getting into trouble. All of a sudden life seems to present Antonio and Miriam with a real opportunity: a talent scout, Michele Astarita, is looking for promising youngsters to take to the Parma team’s Primavera and, when he sees Antonio play, it’s a real revelation. But there is a high price to pay for every dream.

international title: If Life Gives You Lemons
original title: Un giorno all’improvviso
country: Italy
sales agent: True Colours
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Ciro D'Emilio
film run: 89'
release date: IT 29/11/2018
screenplay: Ciro D'Emilio, Cosimo Calamini
cast: Anna Foglietta, Giampiero De Concilio, Massimo De Matteo, Giuseppe Cirillo, Lorenzo Sarcinelli, Biagio Forestieri, Fabio De Caro, Alessia Quaratino, Franco Pinelli
cinematography by: Salvatore Landi
film editing: Gianluca Scarpa
art director: Antonella Di Martino
costumes designer: Rossella Aprea
music: Bruno Falanga
producer: Maurizio Piazza, Andrea Calbucci
production: Lungta Film, RAI Cinema
backing: MiBAC (IT), Regione Campania (IT)
distributor: NO.MAD Entertainment
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