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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2014 - 18.27 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2014


Shot between Italy and Russia, this film focuses on a group of young amateur athletes members of the same figure skating and hockey club. The club becomes the stage for budding friendships, camaraderie, and first loves. Invited to a friendly tournament in Moscow by their Russian sister club, the kids and the adults that supervise them set on an adventure they won’t soon forget. A tender and funny movie that explores the inner world of a group of pre-teens, their aspirations, and their first loves.

Category Out of competition
Section Parental Control
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 98’
Production Year 2014
Nationality Italy, Russia
Directed by Sergio Basso
Screenplay Sergio Basso, Marianna Cappi
Script Sergio Basso, Marianna Cappi, Marina Polla de Luca
Created by (based on an idea of) Marina Polla de Luca
In collaboration with Marina Polla de Luca
Director of photography Francesco Di Giacomo
Editor Davide Vizzini
Production Design Mauro Vanzati
Costume Design Nicoletta Ercole
Sound Davide Pesola
Music Pivio & Aldo De Scalzi
Main cast Cristiana Capotondi (Sara)
Andrey Chernyshov (Ivan)
Olga Pogodina (Vera)
Rachele Cremona (Agata)
Andrea Pittorino (Tobia)
Laura Gaia Piacentile (Matilde)
Produced by Elisabetta Bruscolini

sergio-basso-regista-amori-elementariSergio Basso

Born 1975, Milan (Italy). In 2006 he was assistant director and dialogue writer for Gianni Amelio on the feature film THE MISSING STAR (LA STELLA CHE NON C’È). He graduated in Directing from the Experimental Film Centre in Rome. He obtained a degree in Directing and Acting with Jurij Alschitz, under the auspices of the Academy of Dramatic Art in Moscow (GITIS). He worked in theatre with Pëtr Fomenko, Eimuntas Nekrošius, Peter Clough, Philippe Delaigue. He graduated in Asian Languages and Literature from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He was visiting lecturer in History of Eastern Art at the Sapienza University in Rome. He also collaborated with “Il Sole 24 ore”, Skira, the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Emilia Romagna, the University of Milan, the University of Oxford, the Maxxi Museum in Rome.


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