EFP Cannes
25 September 2017

Press (first feature)

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Press

original title:

PRESS

cast:

Mario Accampa, Gianluca Guastella, Pietro Casella, Giulia Cotugno, Pierre Lucat, Andrea Zirio, Alberto Barbi, Thomas Tinker, Sonia Caramma, Stefania Stirone, Gabriele Ottino, Lia Tomatis

screenplay:

Paolo Bertino, Alessandro Isetta, Marco Panichella

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

music:

Gabriele Ottino, Davide Tomat

production:

Lunafilm, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, in association with FIP Film Investimenti Piemonte, with the support of Film Commission Torino Piemonte

country:

Italy

year:

2015

film run:

88'

format:

colour

release date:

07/07/2016

festival & awards:

Maurizio and Luca work in a local Tv channel called Rete Unita 2. Maurizio is a resourceful young journalist while Luca is his cameraman. Concerned about the impending staff cuts and tired of the boring local news that he has to report, Maurizio decides to add a little sparkle making up the stories he has to report for the network. A little reluctantly, Luca takes part in this operation. The reports start to be more and more fake and every day they have more success. Unfortunately, between Luca and Maurizio strong conflicts about the work ethic arise. Meanwhile, the director of Rete Unita 2 discovers the falsity of the news reports. He informs Maurizio that the liability of this serious gesture will fall solely on him and it will be the ruin of his career, if the truth should come to light. The deadline for the network staff cuts is approaching and Maurizio is still among the leading candidates for the dismissal. He wants to be successful so badly, that he decides to make up his latest shocking piece of news. As Maurizio and Luca hoped, the news report is greeted from the colleagues, but this time their need for success must come to terms with their humanity.