LATIN LOVER

2014, Colour, Italy, World Greats

 

Production Team

Director : Cristina Comencini

Screenwriter : Cristina Comencini, Giulia Calenda

Cinematographer : Italo Petriccione

Editor : Francesca Calvelli

Cast : Toni Bertorelli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Angela Finocchiaro, Claudio Gioè, Lluís Homar, Virna Lisi, Neri Marcorè

Music : Andrea Farri

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Lionello Cerri, Lumière & Company (Italie).


 

Synopsis

The late Saverio Crispo was Italy's greatest movie star and a womanizer: his 5 daughters born from 5 different mothers in different parts of the world gather in his hometown on the 10th anniversary of his death. Crushed by their father's legacy, the 5 daughters are like strangers and this is the occasion they need to finally get to know each other and also learn an unsettling truth about their father. “One of writer-director Cristina Comencini’s most successful films, it can theoretically be enjoyed as simply a relationship drama about the star’s multiple widows and children, all of whom happen to be female. But this is its least original part. Its charm for film fans and overseas audiences relates to the funny, nostalgic bits of movie pastiche featuring the defunct star, who is handsomely and seductively played by Francesco Scianna. It will also be remembered as the last film of the late Virna Lisi, the Italian comedy diva who co-starred with Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis during her brief career in Hollywood in the Sixties. The mixed Italo-Spanish cast is enlivened by Marisa Paredes, Candela Pena and Jordi Molla.” -- Deborah Young (Hollywood Reporter)

 

Director

Born in Rome in 1956, Cristina Comencini began her career writing screenplays for her father, Luigi Comencini: Il matrimonio di Caterina (1982), HEART (1985), LA SORIA (1986), MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY NEW YEAR (1989). She made her own directorial debut in 1988 with ZOO. Among subsequent films: THE END IS KNOWN (1996), MARRIAGES (1998), LIBERATI I PESCI (1999),THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE (2002, winner of the Grand Prix des Amériques at the MWFF), LA BESTIA DEL CUORE (nominated for an Oscar), BIANCO ET NERO (2008), QUANDO LA NOTTE (2009), LUCY (2014).


 

Projections

Sunday August 30, 2022 - 09:00 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 11
Sunday September 6, 2022 - 04:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 11


 

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