GIFFONI50PLUS - 21.31 JULY 2021



Category: Edition 2021

Stella, a clumsy, cynical, imaginative and tormented teenage girl, after a life-changing car accident involving a dog, she convinces herself she must count her age in dog years: one year of her life counts for seven, and now that she’s turning sixteen, she is a centennial. For this reason, Stella thinks she has not much time left to live and pens a bucket list of all the things she would like to achieve before she dies with the help of her friends Nina and Giulio. But a chance encounter with Matteo, an introverted and shy boy of her age, will completely change her perspective.

Original Title Anni da Cane
Category Out of competition
Section Special Events
Tipology Feature Film, Special Event
Production Year 2021
Nationality Italy, USA
Directed by Fabio Mollo
Screenplay Mary Stella Brugiati, Alessandro Bosi
Director of photography Martina Cocco
Production Design Mauro Vanzati
Costume Design Sara Fanelli
Main cast Aurora Giovinazzo
Isabella Mottinelli
Federico Cesari
Luca Maria Vannuccini
Sabrina Impacciatore
Achille Lauro
Marta Losito
Production Notorious Pictures, Amazon Prime Video

imageFabio Mollo

He was born in Reggio Calabria in 1980. In 2002 he graduated in England in “Visual Theory: Film History” at the University of East London and in 2006 he graduated in Direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. While studying, he directed successful short films like AL BUIO (Mostra del Cinema di Venezia) and GIGANTI (Berlin Festival, Special Mention for Direction at the Nastri d’Argento).
At the end of his training, he worked as assistant director in several films and TV series and as Filmmaker for MTV, directing, among others, 6 episodes of the series BLACK BOX.
Meanwhile he was twice finalist at the Premio Solinas.
In 2013 he debuted in feature film with IL SUD È NIENTE, a co-production of Italy and France, presented at the Toronto and the Berlin Festivals. For this film, Fabio was nominated as Best Debuting Director at the Nastri d’Argento.
In 2015 he made VINCENZO DA CROSIA, his first documentary, produced by Wildside and distributed by Discovery, followed by THE YOUNG POPE – A TALE OF FILMMAKING, about the making of the TV series The Young Pope by Paolo Sorrentino, nominated as Best Documentary at the Nastri d’Argento.
In 2017 his second feature IL PADRE D’ITALIA, interpreted by Luca Marinelli and Isabella Ragonese, was very successful among critics and audience, selected by several international festivals and received many recognitions, among which 4 nominations at the Nastri d’Argento.
In 2018 he directed for Canale 5 the Film TV RENATA FORTE, with Cristiana Capotondi, and some episodes of TUTTO PUÒ SUCCEDERE, a Rai 1 series produced by Cattleya and starring among others Maya Sansa, Pietro Sermonti and Matilde de Angelis. In the same year he also filmed COME QUANDO FUORI PIOVE, TV series for Discovery starring Virginia Raffaele.
In 2019 he directed 4 of the 7 episodes of CURON, TV series produced by Indiana Production for Netflix, and in 2020 a new fiction for Mediaset, MASANTONIO, with Alessandro Preziosi.

Festival contact
Notorious Pictures 

Italian distribution
Amazon Prime Video