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by Daniele Luchetti


The film centres on a narcissistic artist, Guido, who rambles around his studio in the company of a bevy of attractive young women, arousing the jealousy and anger of his devoted wife, Serena, who is rapidly tiring of her husband's peccadilloes. Thanks to the help of a gallery owner, an attractive middle-aged woman, Guido gets an important commission for an art show in Milan, which somehow goes disastrously wrong. Accused of lack of passion by a local art critics, Guido becomes extremely sensitive to criticism of any sort, and is taken aback when his wife reveals that she is taking the kids off to a feminist retreat in France at the invitation of the same gallery owner who pushed his career forward. This vacation turns Guido's life upside down and forces him to confront all those things that have limited his art.

international title: Those Happy Years
original title: Anni felici
working title: Storia mitologica della mia famiglia
country: Italy, France
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Daniele Luchetti
film run: 100'
release date: IT 03/10/2013, BE 12/03/2014, FR 28/05/2014, NL 08/05/2014, FR 28/05/2014, DE 27/08/2015
screenplay: Daniele Luchetti, Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia, Caterina Venturini
cast: Micaela Ramazzotti, Kim Rossi Stuart, Martina Gedeck, Niccolò Calvagna, Samuel Garofalo, Benedetta Buccellato, Pia Engleberth, Angelique Cavallari
cinematography by: Claudio Collepiccolo
film editing: Mirco Garrone
art director: Giancarlo Basili
costumes designer: Maria Rita Barbera
music: Franco Piersanti
producer: Riccardo Tozzi, Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini, Fabio Conversi
production: Cattleya, RAI Cinema, Babe Films
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per il cinema
distributor: 01 Distribution, Cinemien, Bellissima Films, Abc Distribution, Camino Filmverleih
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