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Manuel
"Metti Truffaut a Civitavecchia" - QUOTIDIANO NAZIONALE
PLOT: Manuel, who just turned eighteen years old, leaves the education center where he was placed five years before when his mother was jailed. Happy to feel free again, he has just one objective: to help his mother get her remaining years of imprisonment commuted to house arrest. In order to receive the commuted sentence, Manuel must present himself to the authorities as a responsible adult, able to watch over his mother while he is working. It is a big responsibility for a young man.
CAST: Andrea Lattanzi, Francesca Antonelli, Renato Scarpa, Raffaella Rea, Giulia Elettra Gorietti, Giulio Beranek, Alessandro Di Carlo, Luciano Miele, Monica Carpanese, Alessandra Scirdi
YEAR: 2017
LENGTH: 97 min.
GENRE: Drama
AWARDS: • Guglielmo Biraghi Award (Andrea Lattanzi): Nastro d'argento
• Nominated Best New Director (Dario Albertini): Nastro d'argento
RATING: USA: no rating

TIMES: Detroit: April 12, 7:00 p.m.
  St. Louis: April 13, 5:00 p.m.
  Boulder: April 18, 6:00 p.m.
  Milwaukee: April 27, 9:15 p.m.
  Chicago: May 4, 8:00 p.m.

 
  Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.

DIRECTOR NOTES:     DA

Dario Albertini, born in Rome, directed his first full length film in 2013, the documentary SLOT Le intermittenti luci di Franco.

Albertini stated: Manuel was ideated after having filmed La Repubblica dei Ragazzi, a documentary telling the history of an institution founded after WWII to serve children with no families that evolved into a group home. Residents are forced to leave after turning 18, and I decided to focus on this aspect. Manuel finds himself suddenly catapulted into an unknown reality and is called upon to make important decisions without even realizing that he is no longer living in a protective bubble, but outside in the midst of the real world. 


DISTRIBUTOR: Le Pacte, France