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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2002 - 20.27 July

Sections & Films

HEARTS IN ATLANTIS

Category: Edition 2002

Synopsis
Three 11 year old children (Bobby, Carol, and Sully) share their lives. Carol and Bobby have a special affection for one another including sharing a kiss "by which all others will be measured". Bobby lives with his mother, a bitter, vain woman who looks for pleasures for herself without sharing much with her son. Into their lives comes a mysterious new boarder, who befriends the boy but generates distrust from the mother. As time passes, the man and boy share confidences and special powers are revealed. The man warns the boy to be on the lookout for the "lowmen", who were seeking him. The two share a summer's adventures and come to love one another before the inevitable happens. A confrontation with a school bully also changes everyone.

Original Title Hearts in Atlantis
Italian Title Cuori in Atlantide
Category Out of competition
Section Reload
Tipology Feature Film, Fiction
Duration 101'
Production Year 2001
Nationality USA
Directed by Scott Hicks
Screenplay Stephen King, William Goldman
Music Mychael Danna
Main cast Anton Yelchin, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem, David Morse

 regista scott hicksSCOTT HICKS

Hicks was born in Uganda and lived in Kenya, just outside Nairobi, until the age of ten. His family then moved, first to England and, when he was 14, on to Adelaide, Australia. Hicks graduated from Flinders University of South Australia (BA Honors) in 1975 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1997. Hicks is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He lives with his wife and collaborator/producer Kerry Heysen in Adelaide, South Australia where they maintain their own Yacca Paddock Vineyard on the Fleurieu Peninsula. They have two sons, Scott Heysen and Jethro Heysen-Hicks. Also an accomplished photographer, Hicks has had three exhibitions of his work.