It is now available on CG Collection (the Cg Entertainment channel on Prime Video Italia) QUESTA NOTTE PARLAMI DELL’AFRICA (Shapes of Africa) directed by Carolina Boco e Luca La Vopa, based on the novel by Alessandra Soresina (Piemme edition). The movie is available for people registered to CG Collection straight through this link: https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0JVG0KE6VERK1DK5SMCAO9MCTI/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r
QUESTA NOTTE PARLAMI DELL’AFRICA is a produced and distributed by Draka.
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The movie is the first feature directed by Carolina Boco (the docu-film Notturno) and Luca La Vopa (commercials Natuzzi, Stosa, Marina Rinaldi, Camomilla). The story, based on the novel by Alessandra Soresina published by Piemme (the book has been back to bookstores on the occasion of the film’s release in theaters last October) takes us to the wonderful scenarios of Africa and its contradictions, backdrop to the encounter between two women, one traveling and one local; so distant in culture, one European and the other Afro-Muslim, yet so similar in their need for freedom.
In the cast Roberta Mastromichele (Manuale d’amore 1 e 2, Come tu mi vuoi, Una moglie bellissima), Corrado Fortuna (Baarìa, Scusate se esisto !, My name is Tanino), Diane Fleri (Anche se è amore non si vede, Mio fratello è figlio unico, Solo un padre), Marlon Joubert (È stata la mano di Dio, Romulus) and the Kenyan debutant Grace Neema Enock. In a cameo also Maria Grazia Cucinotta.
Shot in Kenya and Puglia, the movie has been produced by Corrado Azzollini for Draka Production, in association with Draka Distribution, Italian Dreams Factory and Seven Dreams Productions, with the contribution of Apulia Film Commission and Regione Puglia (a valere su risorse del POR Puglia FESR-FSE 2014/2020) and as partner Ethiopian Airlines. A distribution by Draka Distribution and Rivista Africa as partner (https://www.africarivista.it/).
Emma, a lawyer in a deep personal crisis, after the loss of her mother decides to leave Italy for Africa. She joints her old friend Fé and thanks to her she comes into contact with an association of activists involved in the protection of animals and local populations. Dylan, the founder of the association, is a mysterious and fascinated man, whom Emma will immediately nourish a strong attraction for. Nuri, a young local girl, from a very strict Muslim family, spends all her free time reading, secretly from her parents. For Nuri, books are the only way to travel and learn about the world. The girl finally gets permission to work for a few hours in the village school library and here she meets Emma and also Finn, a young activist with a stormy past. In the marvelous and contradictory scenarios of Kenya, where beauty mixes with corruption and the elephants poaching for the ivory market, the encounter of Emma and Nuri, two women so distant in culture and yet so similar in their need for freedom, it will push both of them to focus on their fears and desires. Across dangerous and intricate events they will both arrive at a crucial choice.
QUESTA NOTTE PARLAMI DELL’AFRICA a film by CAROLINA BOCO e LUCA LA VOPA produced by CORRADO AZZOLLINI based on the novel QUESTA NOTTE PARLAMI DELL’AFRICA by ALESSANDRA SORESINA published by PIEMME plot CORRADO AZZOLLINI ALESSANDRA SORESINA screenplay LUIGI DIMITRI CORRADO AZZOLLINI FRANCESCA MUCI CAROLINA BOCO SERENA PORTA cinematographer LUCA LA VOPA editing CLAUDIO D’ELIA music ALBERTO SALINI line producer RAFFAELE PETRONE service Kenya CAFE LUNA Carol Niojge James Kimani POPO CAMERA Mohamed Hussein casting director LUCIAZZURRA MARTINO first assistant director ALESSANDRO STELLARI IRENE CAMPANA costume design SABRINA BERETTA ROSA LORUSSO production design BENEDETTA DE PINTO sound recording CORRADO RICCOMINI ROSSELLA ABBATTISTA post-production KRAKEN srl
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