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Days and Clouds

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Days and Clouds (Giorni e nuvole)

Days and Clouds (Giorni e nuvole)

Days and Clouds (Giorni e nuvole)

original title:

GIORNI E NUVOLE

directed by:

cinematography:

set design:

production:

Lumière & Co., Amka Films Productions, supported by MiBACT, RTSI - Swiss Television, Euroimages

country:

Italy/Switzerland

year:

2007

film run:

116'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

26/10/2007

festival & awards:

The story of Elsa and Michele, a respectable well-off couple. They have a daughter, now twenty, and a life of ease that is finally going to make it possible for Elsa to give up working and fulfil her lifetime dream: to go back to school and get her degree in art history. Yet, it is precisely at that moment that the bottom drops out of their world. Michele suddenly confesses that he has been out of a job for two months, having been dismissed by the very company he himself had created years before. And not only that: the very roof over their heads, the house, is up for sale. With their savings in the bank dwindling fast … Elsa, of course, is stunned. Shocked by the crisis, however, she suddenly seems to draw upon new energy to face the situation. Michele, on the other hand, completely discouraged by his vain attempts to find another job, completely loses control, swinging from futile wild hopes to listless apathy. The abyss between Elsa and Michele grows greater and greater, finally bringing them to the verge of a break up. Facing life without the other, accompanied by only the absence of the other, they begin to truly realise the treasure they are losing forever. The precious love that binds and protects them. Life for Elsa and Michele will certainly not be easy as they face the unknown and very different future, yet perhaps that future may even be for the better.