Friends by Chance (Tutto quello che vuoi)


Vogue Theatre Sun, Nov 12, 2017 3:45 PM
Film Info
Category:Special Screening
Running Time:106 min.
Director:Francesco Bruni
Producer:Beppe Caschetto and Rai Cinema
Screenwriter:Francesco Bruni
Cinematographer:Arnaldo Catinari
Editor:Mirko Platania
Cecilia Zanuso
Music:Carlo Virzì
Cast:Giuliano Montaldo
Andrea Carpenzano
Arturo Bruni
Emanuele Propizio
Antonio Gerardi
Donatella Finocchiaro
Riccardo Vitiello
Raffaella Lebboroni
Aurora Quattrocchi


A cocky, hot-headed 22-year-old troublemaker and an elderly poet living with Alzheimer’s form an unlikely kinship in this delightful coming-of-age story. In the streets of Rome, hot-headed young layabout Alessandro (newcomer Andrea Carpenzano) piddles away time with his friends gambling, getting into fights, and spending nights in jail. Fed up with his misbehavior, Alessandro’s father demands he take a job caregiving for bard and WWII veteran Giorgio (storied Italian filmmaker Giuliano Montaldo). At first, accompanying the ill and disoriented Giorgio on his afternoon walks is a chore for petulant Alessandro, but as Giorgio begins to recall his illustrious past, clues of a buried treasure are revealed, and the two embark on an adventure that will alter the course of their lives. The latest from regular Paolo Virzì collaborator Francesco Bruni (EASY!, NIC 2012) is a pleasing, deeply personal tale of a young manentering maturity and an elderly man reclaiming his youth. Nominated for three prestigious Nastro d’Argento awards, including Best Cinematography and Best Film, it won for Best Screenplay. –Jesse Ryan Knight

Additional Information

Shortly after making his screenwriting debut with CONDOMINIO (1991), Francesco Bruni sparked a long and fruitful collaboration with director Paolo Virzì, with whom he’s written almost a dozen films. Their most recent collaboration, HUMAN CAPITAL (NIC 2014), was a festival juggernaut and won numerous awards, including the Silver Ribbon for Best Screenplay. Bruni’s directorial debut EASY! (NIC 2012) won him the David di Donatello and Nastro d’Argento for Best New Director. For his third directorial feature, TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI, Bruni drew on personal experience to bring the characters of Giorgio and Alessandro to life.