Gianni Zanasi vuelve a la Quincena de los Realizadores con Troppa grazia
por Vittoria Scarpa
- En inglés: La nueva cinta del director de La felicità è un sistema complesso es, según el delegado general Édouard Waintrop, "una comedia verdaderamente loca"
Este artículo está disponible en inglés.
Twenty-three years after he made his debut there with Nella mischia, Gianni Zanasi is making his return to the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight with “a truly deranged comedy”. These were the words used by the section’s General Delegate, Edouard Waintrop, who chose the new outing by the director of Don’t Think About It [+lee también:
ficha del filme] and La felicità è un sistema complesso [+lee también:
entrevista: Gianni Zanasi
entrevista: Valerio Mastandrea
ficha del filme] as the closing film of this year’s Fortnight.
Produced by Rita Rognoni (Pupkin) and Beppe Caschetto (IBC Movie) together with Rai Cinema, Lucia's Grace [+lee también:
ficha del filme] stars Alba Rohrwacher, who is flanked by Elio Germano, Giuseppe Battiston, Hadas Yaron, Carlotta Natoli and Thomas Trabacchi. Written by Zanasi, Giacomo Ciarrapico (the writer and director of Eccomi qua and Boris - Il film [+lee también:
ficha del filme]), Michele Pellegrini (The Medicine Seller [+lee también:
ficha del filme]) and Federica Pontremoli (We Have a Pope [+lee también:
entrevista: Nanni Moretti
ficha del filme]), the film was shot almost entirely in Viterbo and the region of Tuscia, over a period of eight weeks.
“It’s very exciting for me to be returning to the Directors’ Fortnight, where my debut feature was presented. And I’m happy to be able to bring such a great troupe of actors to Cannes,” remarked Zanasi, who took part in Venice in 2007 with Don’t Think About It, which also spawned a spin-off TV series.
Lucia's Grace tells the story of Lucia (Rohrwacher), a 36-year-old surveyor who lives with her daughter. While she does her best to get by amidst financial problems and eternally ambiguous personal relationships, the town council hires her to carry out an inspection of a site where an eagerly awaited major architectural work is due to be constructed. During the inspection, Lucia realises that the council’s maps are incorrect and full of alterations in order to cover up likely geological hazards. Lucia, terrified by the idea of potentially losing her job, decides to say nothing and avoid causing trouble. The next day, as she resumes her work on site, she is interrupted by a girl who is seemingly a young “refugee”. Lucia offers her €5 and goes back to work. But that evening, while she is at home cooking, she suddenly sees her again, right there in front of her eyes. The “refugee” stares at her and tells her: “Go to the men and tell them to build a church in the spot where I first appeared to you...”
Lucia's Grace will be distributed in Italy by Bim.
(Traducción del italiano)
¿Te ha gustado este artículo? Suscríbete a nuestra newsletter y recibe más artículos como este directamente en tu email.