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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

La Villegiatura

Fortnight 1973, Feature film, 110'

Synopsis

Italie, 1930. Franco Rossini, professeur d’histoire, a refuse de preter serment au fascisme et a ete exile pendant cinq ans dans une ile du Sud. Des detenus politiques lui demandent de leur donner des lecons d’histoire. Un jour, la femme et la fille de Rossini viennent le voir. Des lors, il reprend gout a la vie…

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

Scénario
Marco Leto, Lino del Fra, Cecilia Mangimi

Image
Volfango Alfi

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