Gabriele Salvatores hard at work on Tutto il mio folle amore
by Camillo De Marco
- The new movie by the Oscar winner, which is currently in post-production and stars Claudio Santamaria and Valeria Golino, is loosely based on the Fulvio Ervas novel Se ti abbraccio non aver paura
Tutto il mio folle amore (lit. “All My Crazy Love”) is the confirmed, final title of the new film by Gabriele Salvatores, which is currently in post-production, loosely based on the Fulvio Ervas novel Se ti abbraccio non aver paura (lit. “Don’t Be Afraid if I Hug You”), a book that was published in Italy by Marcos y Marcos. The cast includes Claudio Santamaria, Valeria Golino, Diego Abatantuono and young actor Giulio Pranno.
The film portrays a father and son, their incredible adventure on the road while travelling from Eastern Italy to the deserted streets of the Balkans, and their affectionate, amusing, problematic and unusual relationship. “One of the protagonists of the film, the boy’s biological father, is a singer,” writes Gabriele Salvatores in the director’s notes sent out by the producers. “He sings Domenico Modugno songs at weddings and parties in and around Dalmatia. The lyrics of one of these songs, ‘Che cosa sono le nuvole’ [lit. ‘What Are the Clouds’], were written by Pier Paolo Pasolini. One particular line in it struck a chord with me: ‘And all my crazy love is blown away by the wind, just like this.’ I’ve always thought of our leading boy as one of the Shakespearean ‘fools’, one of those mad buffoons who succeed in keeping kings and queens under their thumb, forcing them to make amends with themselves. And, in this case, compelling them to draw on whatever love they still have at their disposal. ‘Crazy’ and ‘Love’. Hence the title of the movie: Tutto il mio folle amore.”
The film’s screenplay was penned by Umberto Contarello and Sara Mosetti. Italo Petriccione was the DoP, the editing was entrusted to Massimo Fiocchi, while Rita Rabassini was responsible for the production design, and the score was composed by talented musician Mauro Pagani.
Tutto il mio folle amore is a production by Indiana Production with RAI Cinema, in co-production with EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani, and it will be distributed by 01 Distribution. RAI Com is handling the international sales. Impacto Cine has already bought the rights for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.
(Translated from Italian)
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