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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1994 - 30 July.6 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1994

One hot summer in a small town in Central Italy, the solitary and inquisitive Matteo, thirty years old, meets Elsa, a sensitive, vivacious girl, and Giulio, a sullen seventeen-year old who has a difficult relationship with his mother. What brings the three together is the lessons in physics Matteo gives the youngsters, as they prepare to sit again their end of year exams.

Original Title Il tuffo
Italian Title Il tuffo
Category Out of competition
Section Shadowline
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 90'
Production Year 1993
Nationality Italy
Directed by Massimo Martella
Screenplay Roberto De Francesco
Main cast Vincenzo Salemme, Carlotta Natoli, Arturo Paglia

 regista massimo martellaMASSIMO MARTELLA

Massimo Martella, graduated in directing at CSC (1987) and director of Un giorno in Praetura for Raitre, from 1988 to 1991, made his debut in cinema co-writing and directing Il tuffo: he immediately won the Kodak prize for the press at the Venice Film Festival Venice for the best first feature. The first time follows, an overview of the love affairs of some Roman teenagers.
He then dedicated himself as scriptwriter and head writer to the world of police dramas: first many years at La Squadra for RAI, then Ris and Distretto di Polizia for Mediaset.