Billy

Category

Feature films

International title

Billy

Country of production

Italy

Year

2023

Synopsis

Billy is 19 years old and lives on the outskirts of a northern provincial town, together with his mother Regina, who is in an unstable mood. At 9 years old, Billy was a child prodigy, full of life, who invented and ran a successful music podcast; today he doesn't know what to do with his life and the vibrancy of childhood is a vivid but never-to-be-reached memory that haunts him. Into his everyday life, one day comes Zippo, a former rocker who at the height of his success ran away in the middle of a concert and lost track of him. Zippo is recognised by Billy and, despite seeming opposites, they incredibly become friends. They both realise one thing: it is not always the case that for something to be beautiful it also has to be happy.

Subject

Emilia Mazzacurati

Direction

Emilia Mazzacurati

Script

Emilia Mazzacurati

Photography

Alessandro Abate, Daria D?Antonio

Scenography

Emilia Bonsembiante

Costumes

Sara Fanelli

Original music

Alessandro Stefana

Editing

Jacopo Quadri, Matteo Serman

Cast

Matteo Oscar Giuggioli, Alessandro Gassmann, Carla Signoris, Giuseppe Battiston, Benedetta Gris, Carlotta Gamba, Andrea Busellato, Kristina Hermin, Silvio Comis, Agata Lorenzoni, Bruno Pettenello, Jabari Cogotti, Roberto Citran, Sandra Ceccarelli

Producer

Francesco Bonsembiante, Paola Bonsembiante

Production

Jolefilm

Distributor

Parthenos