VERA DE VERDAD
Italy – Chile
2020, HD, col., 100’
Italian – Spanish o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Paola Mammini, Nicoletta Polledro, Alejandro de la Fuente. Fotografia / Photography: Maura Morales Bergmann. Montaggio / Editing: Pietro Morana. Musica / Music: Marlene Kuntz, Paolo F. Bragaglia, Dan Solo. Suono / Sound: Simone Chiossi, Francesco Cavalieri, Jorge Zepeda. Scenografia / Art Director: Viviana Corvalan. Costumi / Costume Designer: Neit Pazos. Interpreti / Cast: Marta Gastini, Davide Iacopini, Anita Caprioli, Paolo Pierobon, Manuela Martelli, Caterina Bussa, Marcelo Alonso. Produzione / Produced by: Macaia Film, Atomica, 17Films. In associazione con / In association with: M74, Mola Film International. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Ibermedia, Por Fesr Liguria 2014-2020, Genova Liguria Film Commission, MiBACT (Tax Credit). Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Coccinelle Film Sales.
Vera, an eleven-year-old girl, disappears without a trace. Two years later she returns not as a teenager but as a young woman. She remembers nothing. The parents are upset but the DNA test confirms that it is really her. When memories come back, Vera realizes that she had lived the life of a Chilean man, clinically dead, who, on the other side of the world, had awakened at the same moment in which she had vanished.
Vera de Verdad premiered at the latest Torino Film Festival.
“Vera de Verdad is a film that has many souls and many faces. The story told here has mestizo connotations because fantasy blends with science fiction, embracing drama and the romantic genre. However, the cinematic style is hyper-realistic, lucid, sometimes documentary. From this contrast arises that fruitful idiosyncrasy that is magical realism, a language that enhances the message of our film. Because Vera de Verdad tells something on the verge of reality by exploring what is not visible but equally tangible and strong such as fear, love, pain, the sense of infinity.” (B. Catena)
Italian film director, Beniamino Catena was born in 1968 in Ancona, Italy. He graduated in Film History from the University of Bologna and made a number of short films, music videos (for singers, songwriters and groups, including Andrea Bocelli and Laura Pausini) and popular Italian TV series for Mediaset and RAI.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
1995 L’ultimo uomo cm / sf 2000 Quando si chiudono gli occhi cm / sf 2002 Pornodrome, una storia dal vivo 2009-2013 Squadra Antimafia serie TV / TV series 2016 Rosy Abate serie TV / TV series 2020 Vera de Verdad
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