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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

La Villegiatura

Fortnight 1973, Feature film, 110'

Synopsis

Though fitted out with an English-language title, Black Holiday didn’t receive much distribution outside its native Italy. Set during the 1930s, the film stars Adolfo Celi as an irrepressible anti-fascist professor….

Director

Marco Leto

Born in Rome in 1931, he studied law et Rome Universoy, then cinema at the Experimental Center of Cinematography. Film club organizer, then journalist (critic at « Il Globo » from 1955 to 1961) and essayist, he became directors’ assistant for Franco Rossi, Mario Monicelli, Florestano Vancini, Renato Castellani… Starting 1963, he directed historic and political films for television, like « La Sconfitta di Trotsky » (1967), « Dal Gran Consiglio al Processo di Verona » (1969), « Opla, Noi Viviamo!, di Toller » (1970), « Donnarumma All’Assalto » (1971). After directing his first cinema long feature in 1973, « La Villeggiatura », he got in 1975 the Best Director for a TV adaptation award for « Rosso Veniziano » (from P.M. Pasinetti’s novel) and « Gli Strumente del Potere ». « I Vecchi e i Giovani » is his third cinema long feature.

Adalberto Maria Merli
Adolfo Celi
Aldo De Correllis
Biagio Pelligra
Gianfranco Barra
Giuliano Petrelli
John Steiner
Luigi Uzzo
Milena Vukotic
Nello Riviè
Roberto Herlitzka
Silvio Anselmo
Vito Cipolla

Screenplay
Marco Leto, Lino del Fra, Cecilia Mangimi

Image
Volfango Alfi

Prod : Natascia Film S.R.L.
Lungotevere delle Navi 19
Rome