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.

IL QUADERNO DELLA SPESA (fuori concorso)

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

Writer, producer and director, son of celebrated actor Gino Cervi and father of young actress Valentina, he started his 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 e La commare secca (1962) by Bernardo Bertolucci. From the end of the 60’s onwards he has written and directed “western movies” (Oggi a me…domani a te! 1968, with a young Bud Spencer), dramatic movies such as Ritratto di borghesia in nero, 1978 e 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.

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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