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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

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After a wacky trip to 1955, Marty McFly returns to his own time only to find himself going with his friend Doc Brown to the year 2015 to straighten out a family problem. When they return to 1985 however, they quickly discover that Biff Tannen has turned Hill Valley into a hell hole. Their only chance to restore their original time is to return to 1955 to set things right.

Category Out of competition
Section Back to the '80s Marathon
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 108'
Production Year 1989
Nationality USA
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Story Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Screenplay Bob Gale
Director of photography Dean Cundey
Editor Harry Keramidas, Arthur Schmidt
Special Effects Michael Lantieri, Ken Ralston
Production Design Rick Carter
Music Alan Silvestri
Main cast Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly, Marty McFly Jr., Marlene McFly)
Christopher Lloyd (Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown)
Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines-McFly)
Thomas F. Wilson (Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen)
James Tolkan (Mr. Strickland)
Elisabeth Shue (Jennifer Parker)
Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly)
Flea (Douglas J. Needles)
Produced by Bob Gale, Neil Canton
Executive producer Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall

 regista Robert ZemeckisROBERT ZEMECKIS
Robert Zemeckis, in full Robert Lee Zemeckis, (born May 14, 1952, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.), American director and screenwriter known for crowd-pleasing films that often made innovative use of special effects. Zemeckis studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California (B.A., 1973), where he met fellow student Robert Gale, who would become his longtime screenwriting partner. Even before Zemeckis graduated, his work caught the eye of famed American director Steven Spielberg, who produced Zemeckis and Gale’s first full-length film, I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND (1978). Zemeckis directed the comedy about three young girls who are obsessed with the Beatles. Zemeckis and Gale subsequently scripted the Spielberg-directed 1941 (1979), and Spielberg served as executive producer for several other films that Zemeckis directed, including his next effort, USED CARS (1980).
Zemeckis’s first major directing success was the action-adventure comedy ROMANCING THE STONE (1984), starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. With his time-traveling teen comedy BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) and its sequels, Zemeckis began earning a reputation for visual innovation, which he cemented with WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988), a feature film that combined the onscreen action of live actors and cartoon characters. In FORREST GUMP (1994), the title character crosses paths with several historical figures, including John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley. Rather than hire actors to portray these famous individuals, Zemeckis grafted footage of actor Tom Hanks into archival news clips. The resulting film earned Zemeckis the Academy Award for best director.
Zemeckis cast Hanks again in CAST AWAY (2000) and THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004), the latter of which marked the director’s first screenwriting credit in almost a decade. The film, which was based on the children’s book of the same title, employed motion-capture animation, a technique in which the filmed movements of live actors are digitally converted into animated images. Zemeckis used the same technique to make BEOWULF (2007) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009). He returned to traditional live-action filmmaking with FLIGHT (2012), a drama about an airplane pilot (Denzel Washington) whose heroic actions on the job are undermined by the revelation of his substance abuse, and THE WALK (2015), about Frenchman Philippe Petit’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) 1974 high-wire walk between the towers of the World Trade Center. In the WORLD WAR II THRILLER ALLIED (2016), a Canadian intelligence officer (Brad Pitt) must determine if his wife (Marion Cotillard) is a German spy.