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Mimmo Verdesca

Italy | 2020 | 1 h 44 min
Italian |
Subtitles: English
The Italian director award-winning Mimmo Verdesca tells the story of the legendary Italian movie star Alida Valli, muse of Visconti, Hitchcock, Welles, Bertolucci, Argento, etc.), through the unpublished words of her letters and diaries that come back to life through the actress Giovanna Mezzogiornos voice, enriching it with other exclusive materials: photographs, home movies in 8 mm, new interviews with her sons, relatives, friends and collaborators, including Dario Argento, Roberto Benigni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Charlotte Rampling, Vanessa Redgrave among the others, and much more archive material from all over the world. The documentary Alida, in official selection at Cannes Classics 2020, shows a complete and unseen portrait of the life of a beautiful young girl from Pula (Istria) who quickly became one of the most famous and beloved actresses of Italian and international cinema.
Cannes Classics 2020
Director Mimmo Verdesca
Script De Mejo Pierpaolo, Verdesca Mimmo
Editing Verdesca Mimmo
Cast Pascoli Mariu’, Redgrave Vanessa, Fremaux Thierry, Farnese Tatiana, Benigni Roberto, Tosi Piero, Ponzi Maurizio, Von Trotta Margarethe, Tullio Giordana Marco, Silvi Lilia, Mezzogiorno Giovanna, Laudadio Felice, Argento Dario, Rampling Charlotte, Gravina Carla, Bertolucci Bernardo, Calenda Antonio
Cinematography Annicchiarico Federico
Music Lucarelli Andrea

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Mimmo Verdesca

Mimmo Verdesca

Mimmo Verdesca, after a long experience as assistant director in cinema and theater, where he worked, among others, with Ferzan Ozpetek, Maurizio Ponzi, Fabio Grossi and Leo Gullotta, makes some award-winning documentaries on cinema, winning two Nastri d’Argento and participating in numerous international festivals such as Rome Film Fest, Lumière Festival in Lyon and Giffoni Film Festival. His latest documentary film Alida, dedicated to the life of the legendary actress Alida Valli, was selected at the Cannes Film Festival 2020, in the Cannes Classics section, and presented with great success at the Rome Film Fest 2020.

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