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“FARE CINEMA 2024” FESTIVAL – Screening of the film “Grazie Ragazzi” (2023) by Riccardo Milani (117’) ITA SUB ENG

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Wednesday 19 June 2024 at 6.30pm – Light House Cinema – Smithfield Market Square Dublin 6

For the 7th edition of the festival “Fare Cinema”, that will take place from 17th to 23rd June 2024, we are pleased to present, at the Light House Cinema in Dublin, the film “Grazie ragazzi” by Riccardo Milani (117’). The film won the “Ciak d’Oro” 2023 award for best comedy.

Synopsis: Antonio (Antonio Albanese), an unemployed actor, accepts a job as a teacher of a theatre workshop in a prison near Rome. Hesitant at first, he is struck by the talent of the prisoners and this rekindles in him the desire to do theatre. He also tries to convince the prison director to stage Samuel Beckett’s famous tragicomedy “Waiting for Godot” on a real theatre.

The film is the remake of the French film “Un triomphe” by Emmanuel Courcol (2020), inspired by the documentary “Les Prisonniers de Beckett” by Michka Saäl (2005).

The film will be screened in Italian with English subtitles.

Free entry, booking essential on Eventbrite.

 


THE DIRECTOR

Riccardo Milani started as an assistant director to Nanni Moretti, Mario Monicelli, and Daniele Luchetti. He made his directorial debut in 1997 with the feature film Auguri professore, followed in 1999 by La guerra degli Antò. For television, in addition to directing many commercials, he directed the TV series La omicidi and Il sequestro Soffiantini. He returned to cinema in 2003 with the film Il posto dell’anima, for which he also wrote the screenplay. In 2007, he directed the film Piano, solo, featuring a cast that included Kim Rossi Stuart, Jasmine Trinca, Michele Placido, and Paola Cortellesi, his current wife. In 2008, he directed Rebecca, la prima moglie, with Alessio Boni, Cristiana Capotondi, and Mariangela Melato. In 2011, the two-part miniseries Atelier Fontana – Le sorelle della moda, directed by him and starring Alessandra Mastronardi, Anna Valle, and Federica De Cola, was broadcast on Rai 1. In 2015, he directed the first four episodes of the new fiction series È arrivata la felicità. At the 18th edition of the Rome Film Fest, in the “Special Screenings” section, he presented a documentary dedicated to Giorgio Gaber, Io, noi e Gaber.

  • Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Dublino