UN GIORNO SPECIALE/A SPECIAL DAY (Italy, 2012, 89′)
Thursday 27th september at ore 17.00, Cinema Massimo, Screen 3
Director: Francesca Comencini
Script: Francesca Comencini, Giulia Calenda, Davide Lantieri
Photography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Massimo Fiocchi, Chiara Vullo
Music: Carratello, Ratchev
Starring: Filippo Scicchitano, Giulia Valentini, Roberto Infascelli, Antonio Zavatteri, Daniela Del Priore, Rocco Miglionicco
Producer: Carlo Degli Esposti, Francesco Tatò
Gina dreams to become an actress and is willing to do anything to succeed, like listening to her mother’s advice, which sets her to meet a politician who can open the doors of success for her. Waiting for Gina, who’s fully dressed up for the occasion, there is a blue car driven by Marco, who is about her age on his first day of work as a driver. The politician’s agenda postpones their meeting, until the final confrontation takes the form of a showdown.
Francesca Comencini (Rome, Italy, 1961) born into a family of artists, she dropped out of the University in the early Eighties and then began her director career. After her premiere with Pianoforte, presented and awarded at the Venice International Film Festival, she directed movies in France and then returned to work in Italy. In addition to having directed documentaries, among which Carlo Giuliani, ragazzo presented at Cannes, Francesca Comencini also signed feature films like Mi piace lavorare (Mobbing) presented at the Berlin Film Festival. An eclectic and multifaceted director, she has also worked in Gomorra – The series and the recent Luna Nera (2020) mini series.
Filmography: Pianoforte (1984), La lumière du lac (1988), Annabelle partegée (1991), Elsa Morante (1997, doc, mlf), Shakespeare a Palermo (1998), Le parole di mio padre (2001), Carlo Giuliani, ragazzo (2002, doc), Mi piace lavorare (Mobbing) (2004), A casa nostra (2006), In fabbrica (2007, doc), Lo spazio bianco (2009), Un giorno speciale (2012), Gomorra – La serie (2014, tv series), Amori che non sanno stare al mondo (2017), Luna Nera (2020, mini series)