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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Italy

Roberta Torre filming Mi fanno male i capelli

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- The director is on set with Alba Rohrwacher and Filippo Timi, shooting a film produced by Stemal Entertainment and RAI Cinema, based on the icon that is Monica Vitti

Roberta Torre filming Mi fanno male i capelli
Actress Alba Rohrwacher and actor Filippo Timi

Filming has kicked off on Friday on Mi fanno male i capelli, the new movie by Roberta Torre (responsible for Tano da morire, selected for Venice’s International Critics’ Week in 1997 and awarded the Best New Director David di Donatello trophy; Lost Kisses [+see also:
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, selected for the Venice Film Festival’s Controcampo Italiano section in 2010 and for the Sundance Festival in 2011; and Riccardo va all’inferno [+see also:
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) starring Alba Rohrwacher (recently seen in Three Floors [+see also:
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, The Peacock’s Paradise [+see also:
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and The Lost Daughter [+see also:
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, and soon appearing in Marcel! by Jasmine Trinca) and Filippo Timi (recently seen in The Invisible Thread [+see also:
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and soon appearing in Il Principe di Roma by Edoardo Maria Falcone, as well as The Eight Mountains by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch).

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The title refers to the well-known line delivered by Monica Vitti in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Red Desert and the film is loosely based on the great actress who passed away in early February, though it’s not at all a biopic. It’s the story of a woman called Monica (Rohrwacher) who loses her memory and finds new meaning in her life by identifying with the various film characters played by Monica Vitti. Edoardo (Timi), who loves her deeply, hopes that this game will save her, and he allows it to become part of their new day to day life.

The film’s photography is by Stefano Salemme, while costumes are by Massimo Cantini Parrini, who previously worked with the director on Riccardo va all’inferno in 2017, which earned Parrini a David di Donatello trophy.

Having finished post-production on another film, Le Favolose, Roberta Torre is once again working with Donatella Palermo who produced the Milan-born director’s multi-award-winning debut Tano da morire. Donatella Palermo’s Stemal Entertainment are producing Mi fanno male i capelli alongside RAI Cinema.

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(Translated from Italian)

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