After more or less significant appearances, limited to very few editions, Italy is finally back as a protagonist at the Cannes Film Festival with several names from our house ready to attract attention. Although there is only one Italian title in the competition, that is Nostalgia by Mario Martone, based on the novel by Ermanno Rea and with protagonists Pierfrancesco Favino, Tommaso Ragno and Francesco Di Leva, our country makes its voice heard above all through faces and presentations. It starts with Jasmine Trinca who, 21 years after his first time in Cannes with Son’s room by Nanni Moretti, returns to the Festival as a member of the jury chaired by Vincent Lindon but also to present, out of competition, his first feature film, Marcel !, dedicated to his parents, starring Alba Rohrwacher and Valeria Golinoalso in Cannes as president of the Un Certain Regard jury.
Present, out of competition, a very Italian work like Eight mountainsthe film directed by the Belgians Charlotte Vanermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen based on the novel of the same name by Paolo Cognetti, winner of the Strega prize in 2017, which marks the highly anticipated reunion between Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi that after Do not be naughty, this time they tell another friendship, put to the test by the harshness of life. Present in Cannes, however, too Alice Rohrwacher for a meeting and for the preview of his short film The pupils, And Marco Bellocchio which, after the warm welcome of 2021 for the wonderful Marx can wait and for the Palm of Honor, return to the Croisette to present Night exterior, the most anticipated title of Cannes Première which tells the story of the kidnapping of Aldo Moro, played by Fabrizio Gifuni.
And then there is Valeria Bruni Tedeschiin competition with the film Les amandiers, which recounts his experience during the years of the theater school that Patrice Chereau founded in Nanterre in the early 1980s. In the film, Chereau is her former partner Louis Garrelamong the protagonists also de The envol (The scarlet sails) with which Pietro Marcello opens the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, curated for the last year by Paolo Moretti. Based on the book by the Russian pacifist writer Aleksandr Grin and set in the aftermath of the First World War in the countryside of Northern France, the film also stars young Juliette Jouan and Raphaël Thierry, among others. In short, in this Cannes Film Festival decided to start again once and for all, leaving the shadow of Covid behind and welcoming back the great Hollywood stars, from Tom Cruise to Tom Hanks, there is a lot of Italy and a great desire to have fun. With the hope that the entry of the new sponsor, that is TikTok, can somehow rekindle interest in cinema even in the youngest ones.
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