Shooting is currently underway in Südtirol for What Are You Doing on New Year's?
, debut feature by Filippo Bologna
, novelist and scriptwriter who won Best Script at the David di Donatello Awards and Tribeca Film Festival 2016 for Perfect Strangers. The film stars Luca Argentero, Massimo De Lorenzo, Carlo De Ruggieri, Isabella Ferrari, Alessandro Haber, Ilenia Pastorelli, Vittoria Puccini, Ludovico Succio, with the participation of Valentina Lodovini and Riccardo Scamarcio. Produced by Isabella Cocuzza and Arturo Paglia for Paco Cinematografica, the shooting will last six weeks. The screenplay is penned by Bologna himself, cinematography is by Maurizio Calvesi, costumes by Catia Dottori, and art direction by Giada Calabria.
December 31, snow-covered mountains, trees as far as the eye can see. As the radio announces that a solar storm is about to hit planet Earth, a catering company van, full of lobsters and champagne, is trying to reach the delivery place. This is a chalet lost on the mountains where people are getting ready to celebrate the new year in a peculiar way - by organizing an orgy. Guests do not know each other. Among them, Marina and Valerio - ordinary newlyweds looking for some emotions; Romano and Nancy - a mature and corrupted politician in a wheelchair and a young spoiled daddy's girl; Domitilla - an high-class lady; and Jacopo - a polemic young man with some conspiracy theories.
However, they haven't dealt with Mirko and Iole, a couple of thieves who sneaked in the chalet looking for the strongbox.Taken aback by the arrival of the guests, the thieves pretend to be the landlords in order not to arouse suspicion. As midnight is fast approaching and dinner hasn't been yet delivered, couples get to know each other and the atmosphere warms up. Will these strangers be able to pair up by midnight? Or secrets and lies will turn the night into a reckoning in which no salvation is guaranteed? To know the answer, we must wait the coming of the new year...