Manuel

Dario Albertini

Friday 22 March – h 16.45 • Cinema Marconi

JOURNEY TO ITALY

It’s the eve of Manuel’s 18th birthday: it’s the day he’ll go out of the juvenile institute in which he lives since his mother Veronica has been arrested.
That freedom he dreamed so much about has its issues because he’ll have to manage life all by himself, in a world that kept going on without him. The situation gets more complicated when Manuel will have a choice to make: if he accepts to be in charge of his mom, she will be able to get the house arrest. Manuel is alone, tormented by fears and hopes trying to become a responsible adult, while his teenage years disappear.

Fiction
Italy
Colour, 2017, 98’
Original language Italian
World Premiere Venice International Film Festival

A film by
Dario Albertini
Screenplay
Simone Ranucci, Dario Albertini
Cinematography
Giuseppe Maio
Editing
Sarah McTeigue
Music
Ivo Parlati, Dario Albertini, Sarah McTeique, Michael Brunnock
Cast
Andrea Luttanzi, Francesca Antonelli, Renato Scarpa
Production
Angelo e Matilde Barbagallo con Timvision

Biography

Dario Albertini is born in 1974 in the northern suburb of Rome and found his dimension through electronic music. He started working as a photographer and then switched to filmmaking with the short film L’abbandono non è lontano, which reports the spreading degradation of a school situated in the coastline of Lazio. The film Slot followed: a documentary about compulsive slot players. Manuel is his first fictional film.

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