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La Tenerezza
Archived: La Tenerezza - Tenerezza: Holding Hands (2017)

director: Gianni Amelio

composer: Franco Piersanti
With: Elio Germano, Micaela Ramazzotti, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Renato Carpentieri, Greta Scacchi, a.o.

duration: 113 minutes

Focus on Italian Cinema

Cesare is an old and cynical troublemakers widower with two children. One day, in the building, comes the young and enigmatic Emma, ​​married to a shady individual that so little resembles toher. Cesare soonunderstands that in that couple there is something wrong... The secrets that Cesare will find out about his neighbors, and about himself, are the glittering matter of this terrific tale, able to draw a character that gathers the most ferocious cynicism and deepest humanity.

"In his new film, Calabrian director Gianni Amelio, tackles the bonds of family and the morass of emotions that emanates from them. At the heart of the story is Lorenzo, a seventy-ish self-centred man who becomes attached to an outwardly perfect family that represents something he could never find in his own children." (Cineuropa)


director: Gianni Amelio
composer: Franco Piersanti
producer: Maria Grazia Saccá
screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Alberto Taraglio, based on a novel by Lorenzo Marone
Editor: Simona Paggi
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi

production company: Pepito Produzioni

More info

dialogue: Italian
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Italy
year: 2017


GIANNI AMELIO: Colpire al cuore (1982), I ragazzi di via Panisperna (1988), Porte aperte (1990), Il mercante (Short, 1992), Il ladro di bambini (1992), Lamerica (1994), Così ridevano (1998), The Keys to the House (2004), La estrella ausente (2006), Il primo uomo (2011), L'intrepido (2013), Felice chi è diverso (2014), Registro di classe. Libro secondo 1968-2000 (2015), Registro di classe. Libro primo 1900-1960 (2015), Tenerezza: Holding Hands (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35

Other festival films by director Gianni Amelio

1992:Il Ladro di bambini

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