Easy (Un viaggio facile)

Showings

Vogue Theatre Sun, Dec 2 4:30 PM
Film Info
Category:Competition
Country:Italy
Ukraine
Year:2017
Running Time:91 min.
Language:Italian
Credits
Director:Andrea Magnani
Producer:Fresh Pruduction
Pilgrim Film
Bartlebyfilm
supported by MIBACT
with the support of Ukrainian State Film Agency
Fondo Audiovisivo FVG
Screenwriter:Andrea Magnani
Cinematographer:Dmitriy Nedria
Editor:Luigi Mearelli
Music:Luca Ciut
Cast:Nicola Nocella
Ostap Stupka
Veronika Shostak
Libero De Rienzo
Barbara Bouchet
Lorenzo Acquaviva
Nadia Magnani
Oreste Garda
Katerina Kosenko
Beso Moistrapisihvili
Orest Syrvatka
Volodimir Kuchma
Nina Naboka
Invited Guest(s)::Invited Guest: Director Andrea Magnani

Description

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Isidoro (Nicola Nocella), known to everyone as Easy, is lonely and depressed. His career as a go-kart driver is over because he gained so much weight that he’s not able to get into the seat any more. When Taras, a Ukrainian worker, dies while working on a building project for Easy’s brother Filo, Easy gets a chance for a fresh start behind the steering wheel. Filo gives his sibling the seemingly simple assignment of driving Taras in his coffin from Italy to his home village in the Carpathians, a journey which turns out to be complicated and epic. Easy sets off with GPS, an apple, a smart phone set to translate from Hungarian to Italian, and a winter coat from his mother. The hearse is soon stolen, but Easy remains steadfast in his promise to deliver Taras to his resting place, hitching a ride with the wooden box, putting it on a tractor, and even floating down a river astride the coffin. Easy was nominated for Best Actor and Best New Director at the David di Donatello Awards and won the Jury Prize for Best Actor at the Monte Carlo Comedy Film Festival.

Additional Information

Andrea Magnani, born in Rimini in 1971, lives in Rome and Trieste, and has a degree in political science. He was a finalist for the Solinas Prize in 2002 and was selected for the first edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Magnani writes for cinema and television. He has directed several documentaries, including Caffè Trieste (2009), awarded Best Documentary at the Trieste Film Festival (Zone di Cinema), and Watching Me is Enough (Basta guardarmi, 2006), selected for the World Film Festival in Montreal and the Giffoni Film Festival, among others. He is writer and director, along with Davide Del Degan, of Paradise, a co-production between Italy and Slovenia, in theaters in 2018. For television, he is the writer of the series Inspector Coliandro. Easy (Un viaggio facile) is his first feature film.