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l regista di matrimoni / The wedding director

Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Ιταλία/Italy, 2006, 97 ́, 35mm, 1.85:1, Έγχρ./Color, Με ήχο/sound

Franco Elica is a film director, who is attempting a remake of Alessandro Manzoni’s novel The Betrothed, a landmark in Italian literature. From the problems during the production, Bellocchio makes a heartfelt critique of the state of the Italian movie industry. Moreover, Ernesto is troubled by his daughter’s marriage with a devout Catholic. In Sicily, where he has fled, he meets a wedding director and a nobleman. The wedding of the nobleman’s daughter will turn out eventful.

Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: Marco Bellocchio
Σενάριο/Screenplay Marco Bellocchio
Φωτογραφία/ Cinematography: Pasquale Mari
Μοντάζ/Editing: Francesca Calvelli
Μουσική/Music: Riccardo Giagni
Ηθοποιοί/Cast: Sergio Castellitto, Donatella Finocchiaro, Sami Frey, Bruno Cariello, Gianni Cavina
Παραγωγή/Production: Filmalbatros, Rai Cinema
Πηγή κόπιας/Print source: Celluloid Dreams/ Cinecittà


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The 10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.