Filming kicked off this week
on Luca Lucini’s new film Le mie ragazze di carta,
produced by 302 Original Content and Pepito Produzioni together with RAI Cinema. The director behind Three
Steps Over Heaven, Love, Soccer
and Other Catastrophes and Nemiche per la pelle is shooting his nineth feature film
between Treviso and Rome, offering up a comedy about three teens wrestling with
two milestone moments in their lives: the transition from puberty to the
preteen years, taken up by first loves and rugby matches, and the leap from a
rural world to an urban universe.
Inspired by an idea by Mauro
Spinelli and Luca Lucini, the screenplay was penned by Luca Lucini,
Mauro Spinelli, Marta Storti and Ilaria Storti,
and subsequently earned itself the Leo Benvenuti Solinas Prize for Best Comedy
Screenplay. It’s the end of the 1970s in the Treviso region, at a time when the
rapid growth of cities is also affecting the Bottacin family, composed of
Primo, Anna and Tiberio. For them, and for young Tiberio in particular, the
change from a country life to an urban setting will be a somewhat tumultuous
one. The film speaks of a time of great social and economic transformation,
where even movie theatres –places where local communities come together – are
forced to fall back on X-rated films in a bid to avoid collapse.
The cast of Le mie ragazze
di carta includes Maya Sansa (seen last year in Lasciami
Pennacchi (Welcome Venice) and thirteen-year-old Alvise
Marascalchi (Mamma o papà?), as well as Cristiano Caccamo, Alessandro Bressanello, Giuseppe
Zeno, Neri Marcorè and, in their big screen debut,
youngsters Christian Mancin and Marta Guerrini.
The crew comprises director of photography Luan Amelio Ujkaj (Hammamet ), set designer Silvio
Di Monaco, costumer designer Diamante Cavalli and
editor Carlotta Cristiani (The
Peacock’s Paradise , The Inner Cage).
The film enjoys the support of
the Veneto Film Commission, with the shoot set to last seven weeks in