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by Eugenio Cappuccio


This is a love story – one that began forty years ago and has yet to end. And it is also the story of a journey across Italy aboard an old off-road vehicle with neither doors nor windshield, embarked upon by Emiliano De Vito, a 23-year-old who has just graduated from university with top grades in Ancient Literatures, along with Vittorio Vezzosi, who authored a single book published years earlier. This book’s worldwide success convinced Vezzosi to hole up in a farmhouse above Florence and stay hidden from view except by Mamadou, his Ghanaian friend/jack of all trades, who takes care of him. Our two main characters go quarrelling their way towards Milan – their generations are too distant from one another – and to the 1980s-1990s market/fair. Here, Vittorio has agreed to give a speech, thus breaking a quarter-century of silence under the scrutiny and attention of all of Italy and social media. Awaiting them in Milan is Milena, the author’s great love and the only reason why the two have undertaken the journey, and an enormous crowd eager to hear the “prophesy” of Vezzosi, “the only resource and the last hope” of this country of ours gripped by and lost in the memory of itself.

original title: La mia ombra è tua
country: Italy
sales agent: Fandango
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Eugenio Cappuccio
film run: 107'
release date: IT 29/06/2022
screenplay: Eugenio Cappuccio, Edoardo Nesi, Laura Paolucci
cast: Marco Giallini, Giuseppe Maggio, Sidy Diop, Claudio Bigagli, Leopoldo Mastelloni, Miriam Previati, Alessandra Acciai, Isabella Ferrari, Anna Manuelli, Massimo Molea
cinematography by: Valerio Evangelista
film editing: Fabio Nunziata
art director: Stefano Giambanco
costumes designer: Stefano Giovani
producer: Domenico Procacci
production: Fandango, RAI Cinema
backing: Regione Lazio [IT]
distributor: 01 Distribution

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