Silvio Soldini to hit screens in September with Emma
- The new film by the director of Bread and Tulips is toplined by Valeria Golino and Adriano Giannini; the Italian-Swiss production will be distributed by Videa
September will see the theatrical release of the new film by Silvio Soldini, Emma [+see also:
film profile]. In his 12th feature, the director of Bread and Tulips, Agata and the Storm and What More Do I Want [+see also:
film profile] tells of the encounter between a career-minded advertising professional and a blind woman.
The main characters in the film, written by Doriana Leondoff, Davide Lantieri and Silvio Soldini, are Teo (Adriano Giannini) and Emma (Valeria Golino). Leo is a creative artist for an advertising agency who runs away from everything: his past, his birth family, the beds of the women he spends the night with, and his responsibilities. Work is the only thing he truly loves, and his tablet and mobile phones keep him in constant, obsessive contact with the world. She, meanwhile, is an osteopath and roams the city with a white walking stick: she lost the power of sight at the age of 16, but has not let her life recede into the darkness; she has come to accept her disability, fully aware that every day is a battle. She separated from her husband not too long ago, and the brilliant and easygoing Teo seems just the right person with whom to indulge in a bit of fun. But for Teo, everything comes about through bets and gambling, and Emma is different from all of the other women he has met so far. A sudden wave of flippancy washes over them, taking them by surprise, but their days of carefree, happy bobbing along grind to a sudden halt. They each go back to their separate lives, but nothing will be like it was before.
The rest of the cast comprises Arianna Scommegna, Laura Adriani, Anna Ferzetti, Andrea Pennacchi and Beniamino Marcone, with Mattia Sbragia and Valentina Carnelutti, and with the additional involvement of Roberto De Francesco and Giuseppe Cederna.
Produced by Lionello Cerri, Emma is an Italian-Swiss co-production by Lumière & Co with Rai Cinema, Ventura Film and RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera/SRG SSR, with contributions from the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and backing from the Lazio region’s Regional Film and Audiovisual Fund, and from the Republic and Canton of Ticino. The movie will be distributed in September by Videa.
(Translated from Italian)
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