Passato prossimo

Passato Prossimo is the story of five friends who gather together, in two different moments of their lives, in a villa in the countryside. Both a summer and winter weekend intertwine through a series of flashbacks, telling us their past (the summer weekend) and their present (in winter)…

 

Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi
Screenplay: Daniele Prato – Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cinematographer: Giulio Pietromarchi
Music: Andrea Guerra
Cast: P. Cortellesi, V. Cervi, C. Santamaria, I. Oliva, C. Gioe’
Format: 35 Mm.
Duration: 90′
Production: Medusa Film – Seal Production
Distribution: Medusa Film


BIOGRAPHY
Maria Sole Tognazzi began her work in cinema first working as an apprentice and later as assistant director. She’s simultaneously directed her first music videos and “backstage” videos such as the recent L’eccezione by Italian singer Carmen Consoli. She has been assistant and apprentice director for many films. With C’ero anch’io she won the “Globo d’oro “ for best short film. She wrote the script and later on the screenplay for Passato prossimo, directed in 2002 and released in March 2003.

SYNOPSIS
Passato Prossimo is the story of five friends who gather together, in two different moments of their lives, in a countryside villa. One summer and one winter weekend intertwine through a series of flashbacks, telling us the past (summer) and present (winter) of these five friends: Claudia, Andrea, Edoardo, Carola and Gianmaria. In the villa, living together in such a meaningful place, the five friends compare their lives and experiences. They begin to blur their dreams and expectations with memories made in this villa. A series of events will somehow change the life of each of these five friends, who have known each other for so many years. When Claudia summons them all urgently, the heavy moment arrives to face their everyday problems.

Passato Prossimo is a metaphor for the end of something, a transition. The five friends will have to come to terms with feelings that are inevitably connected to their friendship: jealousy, selfishness, past loves and unconfessed ones. Thanks to these crossings in time, we come to learn of what’s happened, what has changed and what will continue to change. Passato Prossimo is a reflection on the fear of change and abandonment and on the difficulty of letting go of our memories, which are life’s undisputable certainties.

 

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