Carlo Verdone, Novilia Bernini, Margherita Buy, Inti Carboni, Gianfranco Di Silvestri, Pierfrancesco Favino, Alice Filippi, Ernesto Fioretti, Goffredo Fofi, Claudia Gerini, Marco Giallini, Eleonora Giorgi, Marco Giusti, Filippo La Porta, Francesca Marciano, Laura Morante, Pasquale Plastino, Micaela Ramazzotti, Toni Servillo, Giulia Verdone, Luca Verdone, Paolo Verdone
Marco Fiata, Andrea Mari
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The cinema of Carlo Verdone behind the scenes. Actors, actresses, collaborators, friends, family, streets and voices of Rome, the endless medley of reflections that gave birth to his characters and stories. But also technique, ability to observe, the use of body and voice, the origin and psychology of his male characters, their complex relationships with women. And finally his films and favorite actors, his bond/rapport with the public, the house where he grew up, the importance of his father, his studies at the Centro Sperimentale, his training that went from underground films to The White Sheik (Lo sceicco bianco), Sergio Leone and Pietro Germi, Alberto Sordi and Jack Lemmon.
An in-depth revisitation of the most typical sites of Verdone’s cinema: Ostia, Ponte Sisto, the studios at Cinecittà, the set of Standing Room in Paradise (Posti in piedi in Paradiso). Inedited photos and film clips, along with the testimonials of collaborators, friends and family counterpoint a journey that also functions - not infrequently - as a sort of unavowed autoanalysis. Verdone plays a sort of joyful game amid his anxieties and those of his characters, their ‘pathologies’ and those of the country where they live, which is perhaps the key to a form of cinema that is not as light-hearted as it may seem. All of this has produced a success which has lasted for over thirty years.