EFP Cannes
23 September 2017

MEMORY LANE

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MEMORY LANE (LE INTERMITTENZE DEL CUORE)

MEMORY LANE (LE INTERMITTENZE DEL CUORE)

MEMORY LANE (LE INTERMITTENZE DEL CUORE)

original title:

LE INTERMITTENZE DEL CUORE

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

production:

Buskin Film, supported by MiBACT, with the support of Film Commission Torino Piemonte

country:

Italy

year:

2003

film run:

105'

format:

colour

festival & awards:

Memory Lane is the story of an elderly Italian film director commissioned by a French producer to make a film on the life of Proust. During the preliminary preparations - which take him back and forth between France and Italy - Proust1s great description of involuntary memory becomes real for him as he starts reliving key moments from his own past.
In a series of free associations (visual, tactile, acoustic) he experiences breaking with a group of partisans fighting the German occupation/falling repeatedly in love with the same woman whom he fails to recognize after a long separation/taking her to Switzerland for an abortion/buying a house in Apulia with his young wife and selling it again twenty years later/his relationship with his twenty-year-old son who mirrors back to him his own youth.
The film has a simultaneous foot in both the past and present. It embraces an entire life and, by doing this, touches the common experience of a whole generation.

(Source: Buskin Film)