EFP Cannes
22 August 2017

Un Foglio bianco

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Un Foglio bianco

original title:

UN FOGLIO BIANCO

directed by:

cast:

Ermanno Olmi, Michael Lonsdale, Rutger Hauer

producer:

country:

Italy

year:

2011

film run:

91'

format:

HD - colour

aspect ratio:

16/9

status:

Ready (24/07/2011)

festival & awards:

Ermanno Olmi, one of the biggest maestros of European cinema, has just celebrated his 80th Birthday. The film, shot in Bari, on the set of Il villaggio di cartone follows the long preparation that takes place completely inside the Palazzetto dello Sport PalaFlorio, where the Church in which much of the film takes place is reconstructed. In this phase of the work, while technicians, carpenters and painters bring to life slowly a spectacular and original location, whole days are taken up with casting. Tens of meetings a day, long sittings and friendly interviews with the characters who present themselves and get to know Olmi and who exchange memorable jokes and unique conversations. “And what’s your name?“ “Olmi, like the trees…“ “Uhmm, and what are you up to?“ “Making this film…“