Vita

original title:

Vita

directed by:

screenplay:

Claudio Giovannesi, Maurizio Braucci, Massimo Gaudioso, from the novel by Melania Mazzucco with the same title

country:

Italy

year:

2022

format:

colour

status:

Development/Pre-production (04/03/2021)

In April 1903, Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, age nine, are sent by their poor families in southern Italy to make a life for themselves in America. Theirs is an unforgettable love story, a riveting tale of immigrant survival and hope that takes them from the crime-ridden tenements of Little Italy to the brutal rail yards of the Midwest, on paths that cross with the Black Hand, Caruso, and Chaplin. It is a story that reaches across decades, to the son of Vita, who would travel as far as Italy to find his roots and the man who could have been his father.
(Source: Macmillan Publishers)