TE LO LEGGO NEGLI OCCHI

This is the story of three women, three generations who spend periods together and apart, divided between Rome and Naples. Margherita is a dynamic and unpredictable woman. She’s a singer who comes face to face with a personal and professional crisis when she has serious problems with her vocal cords…

TE LO LEGGO NEGLI OCCHI

regia/director valia santella
soggetto/subject
sceneggiatura /screenplay
valia santella, linda ferri
fotografia/cinematographer
tommaso borgstrom
montaggio/editing
clelio benevento
scene / scene design
eugenia f. di napoli
costumi / costume design
maria rita barbera
musica / music
paolo fresu
suono / sound
alessandro zanon
cast/cast
stefania sandrelli, teresa saponangelo, camilla di Nicola, luigi maria burruano, ernesto mahieux, catherine spaak
formato originale/original format
35 mm – color
durata/running time
82’
paese di produzione/country of production
italia / italy
produzione/production
sacher film s.r.l. e rai cinema s.p.a. con la collaborazione di bac films
distribuzione/distribution
sacher distribuzione

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Naples in 1965. Since 1990 she has worked as editing secretary and assistant director for many Italian directors among whom Antonio Captano, Carlo Cecchi, Pappi Corsicato, Daniele Lucchetti, Mario Martone, Nanni Moretti, Gabriele Salvatores and Silvio Soldini. She has directed several film shorts and participated in the Cinema Giovani Festival in Turin and the Sacher Festival. In 2001 she directed “In nome del popolo italiano”, inspired by the diary of Claudio Foschini. “Te lo leggo negli occhi” is her first full-length film.

FILMOGRAPHY

2004 Te lo leggo negli occhi (lungometraggio, feature) 2001 Nel nome del popolo italiano (corto, short).

SYNOPSIS

This is the story of three women, three generations who spend periods together and apart, divided between Rome and Naples. Margherita is a dynamic and unpredictable woman. She’s a singer who comes face to face with a personal and professional crisis when she has serious problems with her vocal cords. Chiara is her daughter who has abandoned her roots. She lives in Rome where she works as a speech therapist. Her relationship with her mother is mostly based on fights and distance. Lucia, Chiara’s daughter, provides a bridge between the two women. The child has a free and easy relationship with her grandmother. Through her granddaughter Margherita can be the mother that she never was with Chiara.

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