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Filming comes to a close on Euphoria, the second film by Italian director Valeria Golino, following the acclaimed Miele (2013). The famous actress (two Volpi Cups at Venice and two Davide di Donatello awards, to name but a few) conducted an eight-week shot on her second feature with protagonists Riccardo Scamarcio and Valerio Mastandrea, joined in the cast by Isabella Ferrari, Valentina Cervi and Jasmine Trinca (who starred as the main character in Miele, and who won Best Actress in the Un Certain Regard at Cannes for Fortunata).

Written by Francesca Marciano, Valeria Golino, Valia Santella and in collaboration with Walter Siti, the film revolves around two distant brothers, forced together by life events. Matteo (Scamarcio) is a young successful entrepreneur who is open-minded, charming and dynamic. His brother Ettore (Mastandrea) still lives in the small provincial town where they were born, teaching at the local middle school. He is a fairly cautious and honest man, who has always stayed out of the spotlight out of fear of making mistakes. They are two apparently very distant people. However, a difficult situation results in the two brothers being given the opportunity to get to know each other, and they soon discover that they have a surprisingly close bond in a vortex of fragility and tenderness, fear and euphoria

Euphoria was produced by HT Film and Indigo Film with Rai Cinema. Hungarian Gergely Poharnok (Silent onesHukkle) is in charge of photography, Giogiò Franchini is in charge of editing (The Consequences of Love, The Girl by the Lake), Luca Merlini is in charge of set design (Terapia di coppia per amanti, Assolo) and Maria Rita Barbera is in charge of costume design (Little Tito and the AliensThose Happy Years). Everyone, bar Merlini, worked with Golino on her first film. Euphoria will be distributed in Italian cinemas in 2018 by 01 Distribution.

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