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Shooting is underway on Eugenio Cappuccio’s La mia ombra è tua

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- Based on Edoardo Nesi’s novel of the same name and produced by Fandango, the film will star Marco Giallini and Isabella Ferrari in its cast

Shooting is underway on Eugenio Cappuccio’s La mia ombra è tua
Marco Giallini with Isabella Ferrari and (from behind) Giuseppe Maggio in La mia ombra è tua (© Claudio Iannone)

Filming is underway on the movie La mia ombra è tua, directed by filmmaker and screenwriter Eugenio Cappuccio (Fellini Never-Ending [+see also:
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) and based upon the homonymous novel by Edoardo Nesi (who won the Strega Prize in 2011 via “Story of My People”).

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The movie is produced by Domenico Procacci on behalf of Fandango and RAI Cinema, while the cast is composed of Marco Giallini, Giuseppe Maggio, Sidy Diop, Anna Manuelli and Massimo Molea, with a guest appearance from Isabella Ferrari.

Written by Eugenio Cappuccio, Edoardo Nesi and Laura Paolucci (Quiet Chaos [+see also:
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), La mia ombra è tua is a film about a love story which dates back forty years and which never came to an end. It’s also the story of a journey across Italy undertaken by a strange couple in an old jeep: twenty-five-year-old Emiliano, who has just graduated with honours in Ancient Literature, and gruff, sixty-something writer Vittorio Vezzosi, who has been leading a hermit’s life for years, following the publication of his one and only book, which proved a global hit and has etched itself indelibly into people’s minds.

The pair are headed for Milan’s Eighties and Nineties Market-Fair, on a journey full of fantastically entertaining setbacks which is eagerly followed live on social media thanks to the casual encouragement of an influencer. Indeed, Vezzosi has agreed to give a talk, breaking a silence which has lasted upwards of twenty years. Awaiting them at the fair is the writer’s lost love Milena and an ocean of people eager to hear Vezzosi come to terms with his past, but also with the attitude of this country which is gripped by nostalgia and lost in its own memories.

Shooting on La mia ombra è tua will last seven weeks in all, unfolding between Rome, Bologna, Milan and Cetona (Tuscany). The film will be released in Italian cinemas via 01 Distribution.

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(Translated from Italian)

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