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Edoardo Leo is shooting Lasciarsi un giorno a Roma

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- The actor-director is back on set after the hiatus caused by Covid-19, stepping behind the camera for the fifth time to shoot this Italian-Spanish co-production co-starring Marta Nieto

Edoardo Leo is shooting Lasciarsi un giorno a Roma
Marta Nieto and Edoardo Leo on the set of Lasciarsi un giorno a Roma

Edoardo Leo is back on set playing the dual role of director and lead actor in Lasciarsi un giorno a Roma, the fifth feature film to see him step behind the camera (following on from Diciotto anni dopo [+see also:
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, Out of the Blue [+see also:
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, Noi e la Giulia [+see also:
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, and What’s the Big Deal [+see also:
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) and on which filming began on 7 July in Rome. The film is produced by Fulvio and Federica Lucisano for Italian International Film in league with Vision Distribution, and is co-produced by Spain via Barcelona-based firm Neo Art Producciones.

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Also hailing from Spain is the film’s female lead who’s set to share the stage with Leo: Marta Nieto, who won the Best Actress award in Venice’s 2019 Orizzonti competition for her part in Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Madre [+see also:
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. Accompanying them in the cast are Claudia Gerini (2018 David di Donatello for her role in Love and Bullets [+see also:
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) and Stefano Fresi.

“At such a unique time for all of us, and for our sector in particular, getting a big international co-production back up and running again is a challenge, but it’s also a good sign, I hope, for Italian film”, the director affirmed.

Lasciarsi un giorno a Roma, whose title is the name of a well-known song by Niccolò Fabi, promises to be a romantic comedy exploring how complicated it is to separate after so many years spent cohabiting. “It’s a story that I’ve wanted to tell as a director for years”, Leo explained as he announced the first slam of the clapperboards on social media, “and now we’re finally doing it”. The screenplay was penned by Edoardo Leo alongside Marco Bonini, Damiano Bruè and Lisa Riccardi.

Photography is in the hands of Fabio Zamarion (who recently put his name to the images of Tolo Tolo [+see also:
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), editing in those of Patrizio Marone (Tornare [+see also:
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, The Immortal [+see also:
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) and distribution is entrusted to Vision Distribution. Lasciarsi un giorno a Roma will hit cinemas in 2021.

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(Translated from Italian)

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