Happy to announce that Spaccapietre, the new film by brothers Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio, produced by La Sarraz Pictures, is presented in competition in the Giornate degli Autori section at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.
The film, which Fondazione Merz with hopefulmonster is associated producer, will be in cinemas from 8 September.
After a serious accident Giuseppe is out of work. His son Antò dreams of being an archaeologist and thinks his father’s glass eye is a sign he has superpowers. It’s just the two of them now, since their beloved wife and mother Angela collapsed and died while working in the fields. Now they’ve lost their home, too, and have taken shelter in a tent city with other seasonal workers. Through all this, Giuseppe still summons up the strength to hug his son every night and tell him a story. He’s promised Antò he will have his mother back, one day, and will do anything to keep his promise.
Direction: Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio
A Production: La Sarraz Pictures
In coproduction with: Shellac Sud, Take Five
In Cooperation with: Rai Cinema
Sponsored by: MIBACT – DIREZIONE GENERALE CINEMA E AUDIOVISIVO, EUROPA CREATIVA, APULIA FILM COMMISSION, HOPEFULMONSTER/FONDAZIONE MERZ, CINÉAXE, RÉGION PROVENCE ALPES CÔTE D’AZUR, CNC, TAX SHELTER (GOUVERNEMENT FÉDÉRAL DE BELGIQUE)
Distribution by: La Sarraz Distribuzione
Cast: Salvatore Esposito, Samuele Carrino, Licia Lanera, Antonella Carone, Giuseppe Loconsole, Vito Signorile