Il principe di Roma

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Il principe di Roma

Il principe di Roma

original title:

Il principe di Roma

directed by:

screenplay:

Edoardo Falcone, Paolo Costella, from the novella "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

cinematography:

set design:

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production:

country:

Italy

year:

2022

film run:

92'

format:

colour

release date:

17/11/2022

festivals & awards:

Rome, 1829. Bartolomeo is a rich and greedy man who craves an aristocratic title more than any other thing. In his attempt to raise the money he needs to close a secret deal with Prince Accoramboni to obtain his daughter’s hand in marriage, he will find himself on a surprising horseback ride between past, present and future. Riding with exceptional companions he will have to come to terms with himself and gain new awareness.

DIRECTOR'S NOTES:
I have always wanted to make a movie set in Rome in the time of the Pope King. A wish I have had since as a child, my mother took me to see Luigi Magni’s Nell’Anno del Signore.
To bring that world back to life I drew inspiration from a great literary classic: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It all started with a question: what if that hateful Scrooge had lived in Rome instead of London in the nineteenth century?
This idea led to situations, characters and developments that were absolutely original with respect to Dickens’ world.
Conversely, the ghosts remained, and continue to wander for centuries along the streets of the Eternal City to guide our protagonist on an extraordinary adventure across his life.