La stanza del figlio
One morning, Giovanni receives an urgent call from a patent and is unable to go running with his son as he had planned. Andrea goes diving with friends instead. He will not return ...
I had already written the treatment for the film after DEAR DIARY. Where does it come from? Partly due to the fact that as time goes on, one starts to think more and more about death. It is not connected at all to my cancer because at that time I was never afraid of dying. I just haven't had time to make this film up until now. It concerns the death of others. How does one react to the death of a loved one? What is life like after the death of another person? As one grows older, one starts to think more and more about death and so, naturally it's a fear that I have tried to confront by directing a film about it.
So I had the treatment after DEAR DIARY. But at that point in time, at the end of 1995, something distanced me from it. I was expecting a child and, quite frankly, it didn't think it seemed right, to continue writing and then make a film about the death of a child during Silvia's pregnancy or during the first few months of this child's life. I couldn't do it. I didn't want to either. So I put the treatment of LA STANZA DEL FIGLIO to one side knowing that, whatever happened, this was the film I would make later on. Once I had completed APRILE, I started to write the script with two other people: one was Heidrun Schleef,a screenplay writer, and the other was Linda Ferri, an author.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Nanni Moretti
Written by: Linda Ferri, Nanni Moretti, Heidrun Schleef
Produced by: Nanni Moretti, Angelo Barbagallo
Cinematography: Giuseppe Lanci
Editing: Esmeralda Calabria
Production Design: Giancarlo Basili
Costume Design: Mariarita Barbera
Original Score: Nicola Piovani
Main Cast: Nanni Moretti (Giovanni), Laura Morante (Paola), Jasmine Trinca (Irene), Giuseppe Sanfelice (Andrea)
Nominations and Awards
- People's Choice Award 2001
- European Film 2001
- European Actress 2001
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2001