IL SEGRETO DI ITALIA / THE SECRET OF ITALIA

2014, Colour, Italy, World Greats

 

Production Team

Director : Antonello Belluco

Screenwriter : Gerardo Fontana, Antonello Bellluco

Cinematographer : Giovanni Andreotta

Editor : Antonello Belluco

Cast : Romina Power, Gloria Rizzato, Fabrizio Romagnoli, Giovanni Capalbo, Elisabetta De Gasperi, Alberto Vetri

Music : Paolo Agostini

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Antonello Belluco, Eriadorfilm Srl, Via Montini 1, 35122 Padoue (Italie), tél.: +39 (040) 875 54 21, info@eriadorfilm.it.


 

Synopsis

Italia Martin (Romina Power) has a secret. A secret rooted in events from her distant past which prevented her from returning to her birthplace, where she lived until she was a teenager. Now, after 55 years, she can’t avoid it; Italia is returning to her hometown to attend the marriage of her niece... Spring of 1945. Italia, 15, is going through a special time in her life: she is falling in love. Born and raised in a family of farmers, in the Veneto region of Italy, Italia is sensitive and independent. She reads, daydreams and has a strong appreciation for nature and its beauty. Despite the serene surroundings, Italia is in anguish. She is tormented by her adolescent desire for 18-year-old Farinacci Fontana, the son of Sante, fascist leader of the Black Brigade. Farinacci thinks of Italia as a little girl, and is unaware of what he has awakened in her. He lavishes Italia with attention and unknowingly gives hope to her romantic fantasies. Italia’s world changes with the arrival of a war refugee at her family’s farm. Ada is a beautiful, sophisticated city dweller, whose husband is missing in action. She soon becomes Italia’s role model, friend and confidant. But the war is drawing to a close and there will be a settling of accounts...

 

Director

After a PhD in political science, Antonello Belluco launched his professional career in radio and television, first working for private stations, then joining RAI, the Italian national network. He directed a variety of programs, then began making documentaries. He wrote and directed 3 musicals. He made his first theatrical feature, ANTHONY, WARRIOR OF GOD, in 2006, followed by Giorgione da Castelfranco, sulle tracce del genio in 2010. He is currently in pre-production for a new film, ROSSO ISTRIA, also dealing with a controversial chapter in Italian history.


 

Projections

Tuesday September 1, 2022 - 05:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12
Wednesday September 2, 2022 - 12:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12


 

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