L'ultima ruota del carro by Veronesi opens the 8th edition of the Rome Festival
- The latest comedy from the maker of the Manual of Love trilogy stars Elio Germano and will be presented out of competition at the Roman festival directed by Marco Müller (November 8-17)
The next Rome International Film Festival will have a comedic opening. L'ultima ruota del carro by Giovanni Veronesi, running out of competition, will mark the beginning of the eight edition of the Roman event, directed by Marco Müller, running from November 8-17 at the Parco della Musica auditorium.
The Tuscan filmmaker – screenwriter for Carlo Verdone, Francesco Nuti and Leonardo Pieraccioni, and director of a number of successful films over the last few years, including trilogy Manual of Love, Che ne sarà di noi, Genitori & figli - Agitare bene prima dell'uso [+see also:
film profile] – is reattaching himself to the great Italian style of comedy by telling a story of normal people’s lives, dreams and hopes.
The film stars Elio Germano playing Ernesto, a mover, who for forty years has travelled around Italy with his lorry. Through his eyes, the film gives an ironic take on the country, from the 1970s to the present day, including Italians’ qualities and vices.
Germano (twice David di Donatello recipient as best actor in My Brother Is an Only Child [+see also:
interview: Daniele Luchetti
interview: Riccardo Tozzi
film profile] and Our Life [+see also:
film profile], also named best actor for his role in this in 2010 in Cannes) will be accompanied by Alessandra Mastronardi (in the photo with Germano), Ernesto’s wife, and Ricky Memphis,his best friend, as well as Sergio Rubini, Virginia Raffaele and Alessandro Haber.
L'ultima ruota del carro was written by Giovanni Veronesi, Ugo Chiti, Filippo Bologna and Ernesto Fioretti, whose adventures inspired the film. Produced by Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia and Fandango in association with Ogi Film, it will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures from November 14.
(Translated from Italian)
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