director

Antonio, let's smile

 

Why only children? Why not also promote the adoption of old-timers?

That is the premise behind my idea for the film "Antonio, Let's Smile" (Fate un Bel Sorriso). A modern fairytale of sorts, openly paradoxical, that seeks to explore - and compare - various realities.

After refusing to move in with his daughter, old Antonio, a retired magistrate, ends up in a strange Institute where, after an intense preparatory course, the guests find themselves adopted by willing families. Antonio's “infernal” journey begins here... He undergoes a body and soul “re-education” that inevitably leads him to situations beyond his wildest imagination... 

The result will not be a new man, but surely a different one. And perhaps all the wiser.

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Antonio, let's smile

Fate un bel sorriso

2000

Goodtime Enterprise, Mact Productions, Marieto Enterprise

Gold Film

Rai Trade

Anna Di Francisca and Alberto Taraglio

Bernardino Zapponi, Anna Di Francisca, Alberto Simone

Giuseppe Schifani

Beatrice Scarpato

Liliana Sotira

Bernard Bats, Marco Fiumara

Simona Paggi

Charles Papasoff

Anna Di Francisca

Giustino Durano, Claudia Pandolfi, Carla Signoris, Fabrizio Gifuni, Cinzia Mascoli

 

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Set photographer: Marco Di Francisca