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En sista semester

Paolo Virzì | 112min | Italien, Frankrike

  • År: 2017
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Text: Svensk
  • Nordisk Premiär

Helen Mirren och Donald Sutherland briljerar i en varm, humoristisk och rörande komedi om ett gammalt par som rymmer från sina barn och gör en sista resa i sin ungdoms husbil.

När den hyllade italienske regissören Paolo Virzì (Galna av lycka) gör sin första film i USA har han fått med sig två riktiga skådespelarlegendarer. Och både Mirren och Sutherland är helt oemotståndliga i sina tolkningar av två älskande vars liv börjar gå mot sista versen. Men istället för att långsamt tyna bort så gasar paret mot Florida med Janis Joplin på högsta volym. Det är en sann njutning att hoppa in i husbilen och följa med på deras omvälvande road trip, som låter dem träffa gamla bekanta, konfronteras med bortglömda minnen och hamna mitt i en Trumpdemonstration.

Visningen på Stora Teatern den 27:e januari är en Röda mattan-visning. Då serveras det bubbel i Kristallfoajén och Clara Gustavsson och pianisten Niklas Rydén spelar live under minglet inför visningen. Dörrarna öppnas 45 minuter före filmstart.

- Jonas Holmberg

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lördag 27 januari

20:30

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söndag 28 januari

10:00

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måndag 29 januari

17:30

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Paolo Virzì

Regissör: Paolo Virzì

Paolo Virzì was born in Livorno, Italy, in 1964. He later left Livorno for Rome to study screenwriting at the time-honored Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografiafilm school, and graduated in 1987. His teachers included well-known film director Gianni Amelio and Furio Scarpelli. With Scarpelli, Paolo co-wrote the screenplay for Giuliano Montaldo’s Time to Kill, based on the Ennio Flaiano novel and starring Nicolas Cage, as well as several other projects for cinema and TV.

I remember a sort of commitment escaping from my mouth: if Donald Sutherland agrees to play the role of John and if Helen Mirren will play Ella, then I swear I will make this movie. But I was just shooting a line, covering my back, to avert the possibility of having to make this American project which my producer friends and co-scriptwriters were fanatically supporting. But destiny wrong-footed me: unexpectedly, and I still can’t figure out how it happened, Mirren and Sutherland accepted. A few weeks later, we were already on the set; I virtually didn’t have time to put what was happening into focus and there we were, deep in preparations, bringing along half an Italian crew and all our habits, including - for better or worse - our way of seeing things and making movies. I certainly hadn’t crossed the ocean to become an “American director.” But, working with a sublime actress like Helen and an authentic legend like Donald was not only electrifying, it was also very instructive. I was spellbound watching them perform together; he is intense and regal, but also funny and unpredictable; she is sharp, wise, very witty and suddenly full of ardor, rage, pain. I had a hard time saying the word “cut!” Maybe it was, above all, so I could enjoy the pleasure of sharing an experience with two artists who fascinate and move me that I packed my bags and went to shoot a movie in America, at least once in my history as an Italian director, or better, one from Livorno.

Producent:
Fabrizio Donvito, Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib
Manusförfattare:
Stephen Amidon, Francesca Archibugi, Francesco Piccolo, Paolo Virzì
Fotograf:
Luca Bigazzi
Klippare:
Jacopo Quadri
Musik:
Carlo Virzì
Medverkande:
Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian Mckay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey, Dick Gregory
Svensk distributör:
Scanbox Entertainment
Regissörens filmografi:
  • (select) 2010 The first beautiful thing; 2009 L'uomo che aveva battuto la testa, doc; 2008 A whole life ahead; 2006 N, Napoleon and me; 2003 Caterina in the big city; 2003 My name is Tanino; 1999 Kisses and Hugs; 1997 Hardboiled; 1996 Ferie d'Agosto; 1996 Intolerance, short; 1994 Living it up