The original cast of Gabriele Muccino’s The Last Kiss is reunited after 10 years. Carlo and Giulia are separated, but see each other every day because of their daughter Sveva. Carlo is still in love with his ex-wife and would like to win her back. The marriage between Marco and Veronica is very shaky after years of unsuccessfully trying to have a child. Adriano returns to Rome after a 10-year absence (two of which were spent in prison for drug smuggling) and wants more than anything to establish a relationship with the son he abandoned at childbirth. The boy’s mother Livia has recently started seeing Paolo, who is struggling with a serious depression. Alberto, on the contrary, is the only one still open to a life that breaks the moulds of marriage, children and routine. Baciami ancora is a life-affirming homage to friendship and romance. –Ghent Film Festival
Gabriele Muccino (born 20 May 1967) is an Italian film director. He is the elder brother of actor Silvio Muccino, who often appears in his brother’s films.
Born in Rome, Gabriele Muccino gained success with films such as L’ultimo bacio (One Last Kiss) and Remember Me, My Love (Ricordati di me).
He is currently making a switch to directing Hollywood films after L’ultimo bacio won the Audience Award for World Cinema at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival bringing him to the attention of the American film industry. Muccino was handpicked by Will Smith to serve as the director of The Pursuit of Happyness. Muccino said in a later interview, “Will had to defend me as a choice to the studio; I could barely speak English and I could barely express my vision. I felt protected and that I could push my ideas even when they weren’t totally conventional. The reason why I found respect, and respect for my ideas, was because of Will.” Muccino also directed Smith’s later film, Seven Pounds… read more