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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2016 - 15.24 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2016

Louisa “Lou” Clark lives in a quaint town in the English countryside.  With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet.   Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge.  Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye.  No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up.  That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living.  Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.

Original Title Me before you
Italian Title Io prima di te
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 110'
Production Year 2016
Nationality United Kingdom
Directed by Thea Sharrock
Screenplay Jojo Moyes, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Based on the book "Me before you"
by Jojo Moyes
Director of photography Remi Adefarasin
Editor John Wilson
Production Design Andrew McAlpine
Costume Design Jill Taylor
Music Craig Armstrong
Main cast Sam Claflin (Will)
Emilia Clarke (Lou)
Vanessa Kirby (Alicia)
Pablo Raybould (Frank)
Gabrielle Downey (Daphne)
Henri Charles (Thomas)
Produced by Alison Owen, Karen Rosenfelt

MBY Foto RegistaThea Sharrock
Born in London, spent part of her childhood in Kenya. After leaving Oxford early, before completing her degree, Sharrock took the directors course at the Royal National Theatre and worked as an assistant director on a number of productions at London Theatres and on tour. In the summer of 2000, she won the James Menzies Kitchin Trust Award (JMK Trust Award), which allowed her to mount a production of TOP GIRL at the Battersea Arts Centre. The show was a success. She worked for Southwark Playhouse, Royal National Theatre and English Touring Theatre and the Peter Hall Company, the Gate Theatre. Among her theater direction there is EQUUS with Daniel Radcliffe. and AFTER THE DANCE with Benedict Cumberbatch, THE MISANTHROPE starring Keira Knightley. For TV, in 2012, she directed Tom Hiddleston in Henry V as part of BBC’ miniseries THE HOLLOW CROWN. ME BEFORE YOU is her feature film debut, an adaptation of the novel by Jojo Moyes.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
New Line Cinema

italian distribution
festival contact
Warner Bros Entertainment Italia

screening h. 19:00     (Original version with Italian subtitles) - Screening for Generator jurors only (reservation is required)

screening h. 22:00     repeat screening with free access - Online reservation is required from July 15* on www.giffoni.mytickets.it

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The Box Office opens from July 14.
For all the Premieres and Special Events a rush line will be arranged. Admission will be allowed subject to available seats.