announces the shooting
QUESTA NOTTE PARLAMI DELL’ A F R I C A
(SHAPES OF AFRICA)
A feature film by Carolina Boco & Luca La Vopa
ROBERTA MASTROMICHELE CORRADO FORTUNA DIANE FLERI MARLON JOUBERT MARIA GRAZIA CUCINOTTA
Shooting begins today in Kenya on Questa notte parlami dell’Africa (Shapes of Africa), the first feature feature film directed by Carolina Boco (the docu-film Notturno) and Luca La Vopa (dop for the documentary The Shaman’s Touch, Notturno), based on the novel by Alessandra Soresina and produced by Corrado Azzollini for Draka Production. In the cast Roberta Mastromichele (Manuale d’amore 1 e 2, Come tu mi vuoi, Una moglie bellissima) at her debut in a main role, Corrado Fortuna (Baarìa, Scusate se esisto!, I più grandi di tutti, My name is Tanino), Diane Fleri (Mio fratello è figlio unico, Solo un padre), Marlon Joubert (Romulus) and Maria Grazia Cucinotta.
A film on the universal value of friendship, in which the encounter between two women becomes the symbol of two worlds they represent: European and the Arab-African one. Six weeks of shooting planned, between Kenya, in Watamu and Malindi, and Italy, in Puglia.
Two women, Emma and Nuri,a long way far from each other, intersect in the charm and contradictions of sub-Saharan Africa. Emma, a lawyer – stuck in between the end of her marriage and a job that is draining her last drop of energy – she can not handle it anymore. She decides to leave and to go to Africa. Nuri, a young African girl, though intimately faithful to her Muslim beliefs and traditions, wants to discover strongly the world outside her dimension. Their meeting will help both of them to better focus on their fears and desires. They will come into contact with a group of activists engaged against elephant poaching; among them also Dylan, charming and mysterious, and Finn, a young man with a stormy past. Emma and Nuri will deal with their inner ghosts, running into very dangerous events but in friendship and into the desire to freedom will find the courage to face a crucial choice: find their own path and follow it without regrets.