Il quaderno della spesa (fuori concorso)

Lucca, Tuscany: at the beginning of the XX century, writer Augusto Pavinato, after the great success of his first novel is going through a phase of creative frustration. One day he is invited to a lunch that will change his life. He will meet Antonia, the well-read cook of Countess Celia Sanguineti.

 

Director: Tonino Cervi
Screenplay: Rodolfo Sonego
Cinematographer: Daniele Nannuzzi
Music: Vince Tempera
Cast: G. Lavia, E. Muni, C. Bigagli, D. Sebasti, D. Giordano
Format: 35 Mm.
Duration: 120’


BIOGRAPHY
Writer, producer and director, son of celebrated actor Gino Cervi and father of young actress Valentina, Tonino Cervi began his own career in cinema producing films such as Agguato a Tangeri (1957) by Riccardo Freda, La notte brava (1959) by Mauro Bolognini, La lunga notte del ’43 (1960) by Florestano Vancini and La commare secca (1962) by Bernardo Bertolucci. From the end of the 60s onwards he has written and directed westerns (Oggi a me…domani a te! 1968, with a young Bud Spencer), dramas such as Ritratto di borghesia in nero, 1978 and transpositions of theatre works by Molière: Il malato immaginario (1979) and L’avaro (1990). He has just finished shooting his last film: Il quaderno della spesa.

SYNOPSIS
Lucca, Tuscany: at the beginning of the XX century, writer Augusto Pavinato, after the great success of his first novel is going through a phase of creative frustration. One day he is invited to a lunch that will change his life. He will meet Antonia, the well-read cook of Countess Celia.

 

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