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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2006 - 14.22 July

Sections & Films

TELL ME A STORY

Category: Edition 2006

Synopsis

Christmas is coming but for Ricky, a ten year old boy who attends the elementary school, is not going through a happy period. His parents are often fighting and his father, a workholic man, wants to leave the family. At school the students are preparing the Christmas show. A young man - who looks just like Ricky’s favourite superhero, Trashcrash – arrives at the school to direct the show. The young man tells the children the Christmas story in a new way and involves Ricky in the Christmas’s atmosphere. This way the boy will be able to help his parents find their harmony again.

Original Title RACCONTAMI UNA STORIA
Italian Title RACCONTAMI UNA STORIA
Category Out of competition
Section Special Screenings
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 84'
Production Year 2006
Nationality Italy
Directed by Francesca Elia
Screenplay Francesca Elia, Paolo Lelli
Script Francesca Elia
Director of photography Roberto De Nigris
Editor Pietro Morana, Roberto Martucci
Production Design Vincenzo Celone
Costume Design Stefania Corsetti
Sound Marco Streccioni
Music Franco Befani
Main cast Elenoire Casalegno (mamma di Ricky/Ricky’s mother)
Simone Faucci (Gabriele)
Patrizio Colombo (Ricky)
Davide Gemmani (papà di Ricky/Ricky’s father)
Andrea Mugnai (Gino)
Antonio Rucco (Pino)
Produced by Mauro Colombo, Firminio Pasquali

Francesca Elia

Production and costume designer, writer and theatre director, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. She has worked for theatre and cinema, above all as costume designer. She has written several stories and three screenplays. She has also taught arts and costumes in different schools. In 2002 she directed the short film UN CASO PARTICOLARE (2002). TELL ME A STORY is her first feature film.

 

Director’s statement

“Christmas is exclusively commercial nowadays. In our opinion it was interesting and necessary to tell of another way to live this festivity”.

Production
Festival contact
San Patrizio Cinematografica
Via G. Molteni 246, 00125 Roma - Italy
phone +39 335 7125414
fax +39 06 7039299
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Italian distribution
Istituto Luce
Via Tuscolana 1055, 00173 Roma - Italy
phone +39 06 729921
fax +39 06 7221127
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www.luce.it