The fifteenth edition of the Rome Film Fest will be part of Romarama, the program of cultural events promoted by Roma Capitale
Cosa sarà by Francesco Bruni will be the closing film of the fifteenth edition of the Rome Film Fest which will take place from 15 to 25 October 2020 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. This was announced by Artistic Director Antonio Monda, in agreement with Laura Delli Colli, President of Fondazione Cinema per Roma and General Manager Francesca Via. The fifteenth edition of the Rome Film Fest will be part of Romarama, the program of cultural events promoted by Roma Capitale.
Francesco Bruni is an award-winning screenwriter, author of films such as Ovosodo, La prima cosa bella, Il capitale umano by Paolo Virzì, with whom he has had an important artistic collaboration for years, and of TV series such as Il commissario Montalbano. The Roman filmmaker returns to direction after three successful films: Scialla! (Stai sereno), Noi 4 and Tutto quello che vuoi. The movie stars Kim Rossi Stuart as Bruno Salvati: Bruno’s life is stalled, he has never made successful films and his producer struggles to set up the next project. His wife Anna, whom he recently separated from, already seems to have someone else by her side. Bruno cannot be for his children Adele and Tito the present and reliable father he would like to be.
One day Bruno discovers that he has a form of leukemia. He immediately relies on a competent and tenacious hematologist, who accompanies him on what will be a real obstacle course towards healing. The first goal is to find a compatible stem cell donor: after a few unsuccessful attempts, Bruno begins to be seriously afraid. By revealing a secret from his past, his father Umberto kindles a new hope in everyone’s hearts. Bruno and his family embark on an unexpected path of rebirth which will change their relationships and will teach Bruno to raise his eyes and look at others. The film – produced by Palomar and Vision Distribution – will be released on October 29th.
The film has been shot partially in Livorno.
“Francesco Bruni manages to tell a drama that struck him personally with intelligence and depth – explained Artistic Director Antonio Monda – He also manages to entertain, in the best humanist tradition of Italian comedy, without being afraid of feelings”.