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Guida romantica
a posti perduti

by Giorgia Farina
Italy, 2020, 106', color, DCP
Screenplay: Giorgia Farina, Carlo Salsa
Tuesday 08 September 2020
11:30 Sala Perla All Accreditations
Followed by Q&A
Wednesday 09 September 2020
21:00 Cinema Rossini Tickets

Romantic Guide
to Lost Places

collaboration on the screenplay
Heidrun Schleef

Timo Salminen
Paola Freddi

Eve Owen
Emanuele De Raymondi
production design
Alessandro Vannucci
Massimo Cantini Parrini

Clive Owen
Jasmine Trinca
Irène Jacob
Andrea Carpenzano
Teco Celio
[Concierge Excelsior/Piano Bar]
Edoardo Gabbriellini

Anastasia Michelagnoli
Rita Rognoni
Oplon Film
with Rai Cinema
in association with
Lucky Red

world sales
Rai Com

press office
Geneviève Rabe

Romantic Guide to Lost Places is an unusual road movie that ranges across Europe looking for forgotten places, during which two strangers, both trapped in lives of deceit, come to terms with their own pasts. Benno and Allegra: he's over fifty, English, and drinks like a fish; she's twenty years younger, a travel blogger with lots of imagination. They both live off their lies and have no intention of stopping now. Next-door neighbors who had never met until the day he wound up on the wrong landing, and nothing would ever be the same. Sheer chance leads this odd couple on a flight towards lost or forgotten places, where their mutual support makes for self-discovery.



2020 Guida romantica a posti perduti
[Romantic Guide to Lost Places]
2015 Ho ucciso Napoleone
[I Killed Napoléon]
2013 Amiche da morire
2012 The Sounds of Clashing Scabbards [short]
2010 Achille [short]
2008 Alba [short]
2007 Zona rossa [short]

Romantic Guide to Lost Places is an intimate little story with a light touch, about two souls brushing up one another as they try to make sense of their existences. As the narrator of the tale, I aim to reawaken the audience's curiosity and awareness of their need to allow themselves a journey out to find their own lost places, hidden in the folds of their lives.

A film aficionado from her early days, Giorgia Farina started experimenting with short films when she was still at school. After working as a photographer, she got an MFA in directing and screenwriting from Columbia University in New York. While doing her Master's she wrote and directed several short films that made the rounds of festivals such as Venice and Berlin. For the big screen she wrote and directed Amiche da Morire and I Killed Napoleon. Her films have earned her nominations and awards from the David di Donatello to the Golden Globes and the Ciak d'Oro. Farina is involved in international cooperation projects under the aegis of the EU, in which she introduces young people in developing countries to cinema. Romantic Guide to Lost Places is her third feature film.

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