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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2006 - 14.22 July

Sections & Films

LIBERO - ALONG THE RIDGE

Category: Edition 2006

Synopsis

For eleven year old Tommy, his family is his sister, at times a merciless bully, and his father Renato, a seemingly harsh and unjust disciplinarian yet perhaps only to better conceal a real tenderness for his family. The mother, Stefania, abandoned them time before. Father and children have settled over an almost routine peace. That is, until Stefania’s sudden return. Tommy’s mother reappears just as recklessly as she had left them, upsetting precarious equilibriums and defences, churning up buried pain, shattering dreams.

Original Title ANCHE LIBERO VA BENE
Italian Title ANCHE LIBERO VA BENE
Category Out of competition
Section Reload - Scent of Italy
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 108'
Production Year 2006
Nationality Italy
Directed by Kim Rossi Stuart
Screenplay Linda Ferri, Federico Starnone, Francesco Giammusso, Kim Rossi Stuart
Script Linda Ferri, Federico Starnone, Francesco Giammusso, Kim Rossi Stuart
Director of photography Stefano Falivene
Editor Marco Spoletini
Production Design Stefano Giambanco
Costume Design Sonu Mishra
Sound Mario Iaquone
Music Banda Osiris
Main cast Kim Rossi Stuart (Renato)
Barbora Bobulova (Stefania)
Alessandro Morace (Tommi)
Marta Nobili (Viola)
Pietro De Silva (Domenico)
Roberta Paladini (Letizia)
Produced by Carlo Degli Esposti, Giorgio Magliulo, Andrea Costantini

libero - along the ridge regKim Rossi Stuart

Actor and director, he was born in Rome in 1969. He debuts in 1974 with a role in the film DRAMA OF THE RICH. In the following years he appears in over 30 films directed by some of the best Italian directors. Among the films he starred we remember CRIME NOVEL (2005) by Michele Placido, THE KEYS TO THE HOUSE (2004) by Gianni Amelio, PINOCCHIO (2002) by Roberto Benigni. ALONG THE RIDGE is his first feature film as a director.

 

Director’s statement

“The film is about the love between father and son and their love for the same woman. The mother has a problematic personality but she is the motor of the story. She isn’t superficial person but she suffers from deep neurosis. Renato’s character is linear and clear with all his fragility and his weakness. Tommi’s childhood is not unhappy but it is not easy, sometimes he feels lonely but Renato is not a negative educator. I chose to tell a story about childhood because I want to do things with some order: I feel like a ‘baby director’ so I wanted to see the truth trough the eyes of a child”.

Production
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World sales
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Italian distribution
Festival contact
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