Bruno, a misanthropic professor, reluctantly returns to his home village of Leghorn to visit his dying mother and make amends with his sister.
Paolo Virzì (Born in Livorno, Italy on March 4, 1964) is a film director, writer and producer. He is one of the most acclaimed storytellers for the screen and is considered to be one of the major heirs of the Italian-style comedy film tradition.
Paolo Virzi was born in Livorno, Italy in 1964, the son of a police officer in the Carabinieri and a former singer. After spending his early childhood in Turin in the north of Italy, Virzi’s family moved back to Livorno where he grew up in the working class area of “Le Sorgenti”. As a small boy, he started to cultivate his lifelong passion for literature: Mark Twain and Charles Dickens were among his favourite authors and their classic “coming of age” novels would later serve as a model for his future screenplays.
As a teenager, Virzi’s versatility was already in evidence as he threw himself into writing, directing and acting in plays for drama companies in Livorno. He formed an artistic partnership with his schoolmate Francesco… read more