logo 1981

GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1981 - 1.9 August

Sections & Films

EUGENIO

Category: Edition 1981

Synopsis
10 years, red hair, very nice, despite himself, son of ex sessantottini with a marriage in crisis behind him, many existential problems and a great burden, in fact he, Eugene. Giancarlo and Fernanda, Saverio Marconi and Dalila Di Lazzaro, are married in '68, the year of the failed revolution, between a police charge and a procession, also to make parents happy, as waiting for a child.
The son of the revolution is precisely Eugenio: a bit of a parcel that passes from the father to his maternal grandparents. And right at the beginning of the film Eugene disappears. Baffo, a friend of his father, a very nice Memé Perlini, abandons him in the middle of a country road, making a situation that had begun in a joking way true. The alarm goes off and Giancarlo, together with Baffo, sets off in search of Eugenio.

Original Title Voltati Eugenio
Italian Title Voltati Eugenio
Category Out of competition
Section Review "Youth Problems in Contemporary Cinematography"
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 107'
Production Year 1980
Nationality Italy
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Screenplay Luigi Comencini, Massimo Patrizi
Music Fiorenzo Carpi
Main cast Saverio Marconi, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Bernard Blier

 regista luigi comenciniLUIGI COMENCINI

Born in Salò, following his father's engineer, he spent his childhood in Paris. In the French capital falls in love with the cinema. Upon returning to Italy he studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic (where he was registered with the GUF, winning also a Littoriale of culture and art), but he did not forget his love for childhood, as demonstrated by Children in the City (1946) , his debut short film.
He later worked both as an architect and as a film critic: together with Alberto Lattuada, he also founded the Italian Film Library.
His first successful film dates back to 1953, when he directed De Sica and Lollobrigida in Bread, Love and Fantasy (1953), followed the following year by Pane, amore e gelosia (1954).
Abandoned the saga, and after some compromise films (apart from the window on the Luna Park, 1957, released quietly and today considered one of his best), directs Alberto Sordi in what is generally considered his masterpiece, Tutti a casa ( 1960), tragicomedy on Italy after September 8th. On the theme of the Resistance he also created La ragazza di Bube (1963), based on the homonymous novel by Carlo Cassola, followed by the dramatic Incompreso (1966) and Childhood, vocation and early experience of Giacomo Casanova, Venetian (1970).
For television, after the investigation Children and we (1971), instead directs highly successful scripts such as The Adventures of Pinocchio (1971), while among his latest film work should certainly be mentioned Voltati Eugenio (1980).