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Libero

Libero

Director: Kim Rossi Stuart

Country:  Italy

Year of Production:  2006

Cannes Award

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Synopsis

Italian actor KIM ROSSI STUART (Romanzo Criminale, The Keys to the House) makes his impressive directorial debut with this moving and richly rewarding coming-of-age drama that he co-wrote with LINDA FERRI (The Son's Room). Featuring a stand-out debut performance from the young ALESSANDRO MORACE as Tommi, and from Rossi Stuart himself as the raging single father, LIBERO rightly won the Directors' Fortnight prize at the Cannes Film Festival and has been hailed as a modern update on the masters of the French and Italian neo-realist tradition.

Renato, a freelance cameraman, is bringing up his 11-year-old son Tommi and daughter Viola alone, after being abandoned by his wife, Stefania (BARBORA BOBULOVA). A strong believer in tough love, Renato offers kindness with harsh discipline. Their individual loneliness and collective yearning for the return of the most important woman in their lives creates a strong bond within the surviving family unit. That is until Stefania returns out of the blue...

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Cast

Starring:  Alessandro Morace, Marta Nobili, Kim Rossi Stuart, Barbora Bobulova

Credits

Director: Kim Rossi Stuart

Writer(s):  Linda Ferri, Federico Starnone, Francesco Giammusso, Kim Rossi Stuart

Producers:  Carlo Degli Esposti, Giorgio Magliulo, Andrea Costantini

Editor:  Marco Spoletini A.M.C.

Cinematographer:  Stefano Falivene

Music:  Banda Osiris

Production Details

Country:  Italy

Year of Production:  2006

Language:  Italian

Duration:  108 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

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Genre(s): 

  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  28th January 2008

DVD Release Date:  26th May 2008

Reviews

TIME OUT

"thoroughly convincing"

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THE SUNDAY TIMES

"brilliantly acted... a heartfelt film that lingers in the mind"

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LE MONDE

"A little jewel from heaven that confirms the rebirth of Italian cinema"

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METRO

"effortlessly captured... compellingly intimate... a remarkably sensitive, unsentimental portrayal"

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THE OBSERVER

"moving, honest and flawlessly acted"

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THE TIMES

"a heartbreaking performance from Morace"

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