Silvio Soldini

Written by Doriana Leondeff, Silvio Soldini / From the novel Ieri by Ágota Kristóf / Photography Luca Bigazzi/ Editing Carlotta Cristiani / Starring Ivan Franek, Barbara Lukešová, Ctirad Götz, Caroline Baehr, Cécile Pallas / Produced by Luigi Musini (Albachiara)

Italy/Switzerland, 2002 – 118’



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The son of a prostitute of an eastern European village, Tobias spends his new life in a watch factory. Being alienated by his monotonous work, which seems to slow down the hands of time, he finds a(nother) way out in writing and patient waiting for a woman who exists only in his imagination. Or perhaps not. As always, the arts are the shield and revenge from a tiring routine and slow speed of life. The story has a literary touch even in its photography, which has been masterfully curated by Luca Bigazzi.



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Silvio Soldini is an Italian director and screenwriter. He started his career in 1982 with the short film Drimage. A refined and educated author, Soldini has proven to be at ease with more challenging films such as Brucio nel vento (2002), Un’anima divisa in due (1993) and Le acrobate (1997), and with romantic and exciting comedies such as Pane e tulipani (2000), Agata e la tempesta (2004) and Il comandante e la cicogna (2012).