Latin Lover (Latin Lover)


Vogue Theatre Sat, Nov 19, 2016 9:10 PM
Film Info
Category:Special Screening
Running Time:104 min.
Director:Cristina Comencini
Producer:Lionello Cerri
Screenwriter:Cristina Comencini
Giulia Calenda
Cinematographer:Italo Petriccione
Editor:Francesca Calvelli
Music:Andrea Farri
Cast:Angela Finocchiaro
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Virna Lisi
Marisa Paredes
Candela Peña
Jordi Mollà
Lluís Homar
Neri Marcorè
Francesco Scianna
Toni Bertorelli
Claudio Gioè
Cecilia Zingaro
Ippolito Chiarello
Isabella Ragno


Sparks fly when the wives and daughters of fictional 1950s Italian star Saverio Crispo (Francesco Scianna) gather to remember him. Cristina Comencini’s comic drama sports an all-star cast, including ex-wives Ramona (Marisa Paredes) and Rita (veteran Italian actress Virna Lisi). The late Crispo was an unabashed womanizer whose peripatetic work resulted in five daughters born all over the world. The daughters are like strangers and—whether they want to admit it or not—this is the one opportunity they have to finally get to know each other. Susanna (Angela Finocchiaro), the oldest daughter, busies herself preparing clips from her father’s movies. Stéphanie (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), a French actress, feels like she's been neglected. Segunda (Candela Pena), whose mother Ramona is an actress, finds shelter in her role as mother and wife. Shelley (Nadeah Miranda), Saverio's American daughter, was only recognized by her father after a DNA test. Last comes Solveig (Pihla Viitala) a beautiful Swedish actress. Blessed by the same talent as her father, she’s the cause of Stéphanie's envy; they are rivals, while Susanna and Segunda, who eschewed the star system, are allies. Joining the women at the anniversary celebration are film editor Walter, journalist Marco Serra, and Pedro del Rio, who played Saverio’s double in many films and has a secret of his own. At the end of the day, tears are shed, all is revealed. and we learn just how much of an actor’s life happens off screen. Winner of the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon.

Copresented by Museo

About the filmmaker

Cristina Comencini (Rome) made her debut as a film actress in 1969, directed by her father Luigi in Giacomo Casanova: Childhood and Adolescence. Her career as a screenwriter started with her father’s Il matrimonio di Caterina (1982) and Merry Christmas ... Happy New Year (1989); she was co-screenwriter of Ennio De Concini’s Four Women's Stories (1986) and co-author along with Suso Cecchi D'Amico of TV movie Heart and History, both directed by Luigi Comencini. In 1988, she made her directorial debut with Zoo, followed by The Amusements of Private Life (1990), The End is Known (1992), Follow Your Heart (1996), Marriages (1998), Free the Fish! (2000), The Best Day of My Life (2002), and Don’t Tell (2005), which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film and premiered at the Venice Film Festival-winning the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress (Giovanna Mezzogiorno). She also made Black and White (2008) and When the Night (2011).