Ciambra
20 November 2017

Summertime

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Summertime (L' estate addosso)

Summertime (L' estate addosso)

original title:

L' ESTATE ADDOSSO

directed by:

cast:

Brando Pacitto, Matilda Lutz, Taylor Frey, Joseph Haro, Jessica Rothe, Scott Bakula, Tatiana Luter, Timothy Martin, Guglielmo Poggi, Laura Cayouette, Vanessa Ross, Natalie Stephany Aguilar, Brittany Roche, Carlos R. Hailey

screenplay:

Gabriele Muccino, Dale Nall

cinematography:

editing:

Alexandro Rodriguez, Valentina Brunetti

set design:

costume design:

production:

Indiana Production, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, in association with Ifitalia Gruppo BNP Paribas, Banor, Viris

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2016

film run:

106'

format:

colour

release date:

15/09/2016

Marco and Maria, two eighteen-year-old Italian kids taking an “on the road” trip in America, meet a gay couple, not much older than they are, who are trying to escape from a world that does not accept them.
The journey that results will teach them all about the world and themselves and about who they want to be in their lives. None of them will remain unchanged.
The other kids at her high school call Maria "the nun”, but during the course of the journey, to the great surprise of her travel companions, she will overcome her prejudices and realize that she must be herself if she wants to be happy.
18-year-old Marco appears to have everything, but the truth is that he is depressed, overwhelmed by uncertainty about what the future holds. His journey will help him to regain faith in himself and find the courage to follow his dreams.
Paul and Matt moved to San Francisco to escape family disapproval. Matt dreams of being a photographer, Matt’s passion is horseback riding, but both are stuck in jobs they hate and neglect what they really love. Their encounter with the two young Italians will help them remember what is important and get back onto the paths they were meant to travel.
This is a coming of age tale and a story of love found in unexpected places, but it is also the story of four young people who, despite coming from different worlds, will discover just how much they have in common. In helping each other to realize their dreams, they will discover the truth about their own.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES:
"L'estate adosso" is the summer that you will never forget, the one that will always be a part of you.
Marco and Maria, two eighteen-year-old Italian kids taking an “on the road” trip in America, meet a gay couple, not much older than they are, who are trying to escape from a world that does not accept them. The journey that results will teach them about the world and themselves, about who they want to be in their lives, and none will remain unchanged.
“When you stop counting the days, that's when they start to fly by and life slips out of your control.
We felt like we were in the right place at the right time.
Everyone was in love with everyone else, none were reciprocated.
It may be hard to describe, but everything was so perfectly imperfect... There was exactly half an inch of distance between one and the other, and it made for a unique sort of happiness, where no one got let down, no one was judged, no one was a stranger. We had found a perfect balance."