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The Commander and the Stork

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The Commander and the Stork (Il Comandante e la cicogna)

The Commander and the Stork (Il Comandante e la cicogna)

The Commander and the Stork (Il Comandante e la cicogna)

original title:

IL COMANDANTE E LA CICOGNA

directed by:

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

production:

Lumière & Co., Ventura Film, supported by MiBACT, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera italiana, with the support of Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Film Commission Vallée D'Aoste

country:

Italy/Switzerland

year:

2011

format:

colour

release date:

19/10/2012

Leo is a widowed working-class father  who struggles to raise his two motherless children:
Elia (who is skipping school  absorbed in secretly raising a stork), and his teenager sister who, unbeknownst to herself,  has been tagged as a porn star in the internet.
To help his daughter out of her unpleasant plight, Leo ends up in the office of a shady lawyer, where he meets Diana  a budding artist that’s decorating the place.
The coming and goings of Leo, his children, Diana and a fresco of friends and passers- by, are followed with a critical  and highbrowed eye by the statues in the square, in a dreamy atmosphere of a misty Turin.
Soldini at his best, back to the sophisticated comedies that made history (Bread and Tulips, and Agata and the Wind).