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TRY TO FLY

by Lorenzo Cicconi Massi

synopsis

When twenty year-old Alessandro unexpectedly loses his parents, he is forced to take on the responsibility of running the family business. He works as a cameraman for Tonino, a photographer who films weddings. Gloria is a pregnant sixteen year-old who “must” get married. Her old-fashioned father Pietro sees that as the only alternative for a daughter with child. But Gloria, despite her youth, is as tough as her father: she plans her escape with the same determination he brings to organising her wedding, and on the same day no less. Unbeknownst to Alessandro, who has been hired to film the wedding, he is part of Gloria's plan. And so begins a journey during which everything changes: the countryside, as well as the internal landscape of the two young people, who, finding that escape suits them just fine, start to work out how they will deal with the adult world.

international title: Try to Fly
original title: Prova a volare
country: Italy
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Lorenzo Cicconi Massi
release date: IT 24/08/2007
cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandra Mastronardi, Antonio Catania, Ennio Fantastichini
cinematography by: Massimo Lupi
film editing: Carlo Fontana
art director: Nicola Pontrandolfo
costumes designer: Claudia Scutti
music: Roberto Mozzanti
production: Busy Film
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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