Le acrobate

Category

Feature films

International title

Le acrobate

Country of production

Italy

Year

1997

Synopsis

Elena works as a chemist in a cosmetics company in Treviso. One day she meets Anita, an elderly woman of Slavic origins, whom she begins to take care of, fascinated by her stories and her strong personality. After the death of the woman Elena tries to take care of the house: there she finds some postcards sent from Taranto and, thinking that the sender may be a relative of Anita, she decides to track him down. In Taranto she meets Maria, a friend of Anita, and her little daughter Teresa, who is fascinated by Northern Italy. Like two acrobats on the edge of destiny, the two women become friends, united by the need to give a deeper meaning to their lives.

Subject

Laura Bosio

Direction

Silvio Soldini

Script

Laura Bosio, Doriana Leondeff, Silvio Soldini

Photography

Luca Bigazzi

Scenography

Mario Rossetti

Costumes

Annabruna Gola

Original music

Giovanni Venosta

Editing

Claudio Cormio

Cast

Licia Maglietta, Valeria Golino, Angela Marraffa, Mira Sardoc, Manrico Gammarota, Nicoletta Maragno, Teresa Saponangelo, Bonaventura Gamba, Maria Consagra, Vitalba Andrea, Sonia Gessner, Roberto Citran, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Giuseppe Battiston, Marco Baliani, Leo Pantaleo, Arturo Cirillo

Producer

Daniele Maggioni

Production

Distributor

Mikado Film