Un Principe chiamato Totò

original title:

UN PRINCIPE CHIAMATO TOTÒ

directed by:

cast:

Alessandro Gassman, Lino Banfi, Gigi Proietti, Dino de Laurentiis, Ben Gazzarra, Sophia Loren, Lucio Dalla.

screenplay:

Diana de Curtis, Barbara Calabresi

cinematography:

Angelos Karakussis

editing:

Francesco Bilotti, Alessio Vallocchia

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2007

film run:

75'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (28/09/2007)

festivals & awards:

Famous voices, exceptional narrators such as Ben Gazzara, F. Murray Abraham, Liliana de Curtis and protagonists from Italian cinema recount the life of the great artist in Un principe chiamato Totò, a documentary film made by Barbara Calabresi and Diana de Curtis, being presented as a premiere. The gripping tale of a life of continual ups and downs, oscillating between joy and incredible success and unexpected tragedies, like the blindness that couldn't be stopped and the bitter betrayals. The documentary is a kind of family album that passes before your eyes, revealing documents unseen until now, like a valuable collection of 15 comics made by Totò in 1954, or his first screentest for the cinema, together with manuscripts, love letters, unpublished poetry and songs plus photographs made available for the first time by his family. "Through the places he loved: Capri, Viareggio, Napoli, Roma, Costa Azzurra," say Diana de Curtis and Barbara Calabresi "spectators discover the more secret and private sides to both Antonio de Curtis the man, a serious and melancholy prince, and to Totò, the immortal artist". The Italian songwriter Lucio Dalla has written and performed a song for the film.