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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2016 - 15.24 July

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Category: Edition 2016

This is the story of two people who do not own anything except themselves. They have no roots, they do not even have a place to feel at home. They meet by chance, on the roof of a hotel in Paris, and from this first meeting they recognize each other: fragile, alone and obsessed with an idea of happiness that seems unattainable. Fausto is an Italian man but he lives in Paris, working as a waiter in a big hotel. Nadine instead is a young French woman, a touching beauty in her twenties. She is fragile and at the same time determined, alive and kicking as only at that age you can be. Destiny has laid out many obstacles and surprises for their  love. Fausto and Nadine will meetover and over again, will get lost, will suffer and love each other to find out, in the end, that all these adventures are just a part of their great love.

Original Title Alaska
Italian Title Alaska
Category Out of competition
Section Masterclass
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 125'
Production Year 2015
Nationality Italy
Directed by Claudio Cupellini
Screenplay Filippo Gravino, Guido Iuculano, Claudio Cupellini
Director of photography Gergely Pohárnok
Editor Giuseppe Trepiccione
Production Design Paki Meduri
Costume Design Mariano Tufano
Sound Angelo Bonanni
Music Pasquale Catalano
Main cast Elio Germano (Fausto)
Astrid Bergès Frisbey (Nadine)
Valerio Binasco (Sandro)
Elena Radonicich (Francesca)
Antoine Oppenheim (Nicolas)
Pino Colizzi (Alfredo)
Marco D’Amore (Toni)
Produced by Fabrizio Donvito, Benedetto Habib, Marco Cohen

alaska regClaudio Cupellini
Claudio Cupellini hasdirected the short films CHI CI FERMA PIÙ? (2004) and LA TALPA (2005) and the episode LA DONNA DEL MISTERO, starring Francesca Inaudi, in the film 4-4-2 (2006), directed with Roan Johnson, Michele Carrillo and Francesco Lagi. In 2007 he directed the romantic comedy CHOCOLATE LESSONS with Luca Argentero and Violante Placido. The story of the film was nominated for the Silver Ribbon and the film for the David di Donatello for Youth. In 2010 he shot the noir A QUIET LIFE which won the award for Best Actor (Toni Servillo) at the Rome Film Festival and received 4 David di Donatello nominations in 2011. Since 2014 Cupellini has been directing together with Stefano Sollima and Francesca Comencini the TV series Gomorrah.ALASKA was presented at the Rome Film Festival.