Il ritorno di Casanova

Category

Feature films

International title

Casanova’s Return

Country of production

Italy, France

Year

2023

Synopsis

Leo Bernardi is an accomplished and acclaimed director at the end of his career, who has no intention of accepting his slow decline. For his latest work, Leo has chosen to tell the story of Arthur Schnitzler's Casanova, a character incredibly similar to himself, more so than he can imagine. The one recounted by Schnitzler is a Casanova who has outlived his youth, his glory days are gone: he no longer has his charm and power over women, he no longer has a penny in his pocket, he no longer has the desire to tour Europe. After years of exile, he has only one goal: to return to Venice, his home. On his journey home, Casanova meets a girl, Marcolina, who rekindles a hunger for conquest he has not felt in years. In his attempt to seduce her, Casanova will come to the most tragic of conclusions: he has become old.

Subject

Arthur Schnitzler

Direction

Gabriele Salvatores

Script

Gabriele Salvatores, Umberto Contarello, Sara Mosetti

Photography

Italo Petriccione

Scenography

Costumes

Original music

Editing

Julien Panzarasa

Cast

Toni Servillo, Sara Serraiocco, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Natalino Balasso, Alessandro Besentini, Bianca Panconi, Antonio Catania, Elio De Capitani, Angelo di Genio, Francesco Villa aka Franz, Walter Leonardi, Sara Bertelà, Marco Bonadei, Nicole Piazzetta

Producer

Marco Cohen, Fabrizio Donvito, Benedetto Habib, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli

Production

Indiana Production

Distributor

01 Distribution