‘Il Colibrì’ by Francesca Archibugi will be the opening film of the seventeenth edition of the Rome Film Festival which will take place from 13 to 23 October at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. This was announced by the artistic director Paola Malanga, in agreement with Gian Luca Farinelli, president of the Cinema Foundation for Rome, and Francesca Via, general manager. The award-winning Roman director and screenwriter draws her new film from the novel of the same name by Sandro Veronesi, winner of the Premio Strega 2020, published by La Nave di Teseo. The film is the story of Marco Carrera’s life, ‘the Hummingbird’, a life of fatal coincidences, losses and absolute loves. The story proceeds according to the strength of memories that allow us to jump from one period to another, from one era to another, in a liquid time that goes from the early 1970s to the near future. It is at the sea that Marco meets Luisa Lattes, a beautiful and unusual girl. A love that will never be consumed and will never go out, for a lifetime. Her married life will be another, in Rome, together with Marina and her daughter Adele. Marco will return to Florence thrown away by an implacable fate, which subjects him to very hard tests. To protect him from the most violent shocks will find Daniele Carradori, Marina’s psychoanalyst, who will teach Marco how to welcome the most unexpected changes of direction. The Hummingbird is the story of the ancestral force of life, of the strenuous struggle we all make to resist what sometimes seems unsustainable. Even with the powerful weapons of illusion, happiness and cheerfulness, ‘Il Colibrì’, written by Laura Paolucci, Francesco Piccolo and Francesca Archibugi, is produced by Domenico Procacci for Fandango with Rai Cinema, Les Films des Tournelles – Orange Studio and will be distributed by 01 Distribution. The film boasts a cast composed of Pierfrancesco Favino, Kasia Smutniak, Bérénice Bejo, Laura Morante, Sergio Albelli, Benedetta Porcaroli, Massimo Ceccherini, Alessandro Tedeschi, Fotiní Peluso, Francesco Centorame, Pietro Ragusa, Valeria Cavalli and with Nanni Moretti. The credits of the film, whose soundtrack is signed by Battista Lena, host an unpublished song by Sergio Endrigo and Riccardo Sinigallia entitled “Dear distant love” that Claudia Endrigo, daughter of the great singer-songwriter, wanted to entrust only to the voice of Marco Mengoni.
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