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by Giuseppe Battiston


Fausto Perbellini and Fausto Biasutti are middle-aged loners who strike up an unlikely friendship on account of a shared first name. They share a common goal: living a frugal life in the countryside escaping from Rome’s hustle. After their relocation into the Biasutti’s inherited house in the Friuli’ hills, they clumsily attempt to farm, while trying to ingratiate themselves with the local folk. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and Perbellini and Biasutti grow from their mistakes. They learn how to listen to nature, how to love, and how to build community with others. Ultimately, they win the greatest of all rewards: the gift of true friendship.

international title: What a Life!
original title: Io vivo altrove!
country: Italy, Slovenia
sales agent: Fandango
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Giuseppe Battiston
film run: 104'
release date: IT 19/01/2023
screenplay: Giuseppe Battiston, Marco Pettenello
cast: Giuseppe Battiston, Rolando Ravello, Teco Celio, Diane Fleri, Ariella Reggio, Alfonso Santagata
cinematography by: Duccio Cimatti
film editing: Giuseppe Trepiccione
art director: Maja Moravec
costumes designer: Salvatore Aresu
music: Pasquale Catalano
producer: Marica Stocchi, Miha Černec
production: Rosamont, Minimum Fax Media, Tucker Film, RAI Cinema, Staragara Productions
distributor: Adler Entertainment

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