Reality – dir. Matteo Garrone, 2012 – PREMIERE

date: 28/07/2012 time: 16:30 place: PGE Cinema film program: Opening | Closing Gala film program: the audience poll artistic program: films

IT, FR | 2012 | 115 min
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Breathtaking first and last takes of the most recent film by Matteo Garrone and a panorama of Naples shot from a helicopter appear to be a perfect summary of “Reality”. Viewed from a God-like height, the buildings become the size of doll houses and minute people are by nature confined by their surrounding, not wholly capable of self-fulfilment.

Sympathetic and naive Luciano (Aniello Arena) is a fish monger from Naples who increases his modest income through petty cons. One day, driven by desire to impress his nearest and dearest, he decides to take part in a reality show. An innocent satire on the world of media fiction, clad in a fairy-tale form, depicts in fact yet another, more gloomy face of the reality.

2012 Cannes IFF – Grand Prix

Matteo Garrone (1968)
An Italian director, screenwriter and film producer, one of the most renowned contemporary directors of Italian cinema. Discovered on account of “The Embalmer” (2002), gained the greatest recognition with “Gomorra” (2008). The latter, an adaptation of bestselling Robert Saviano’s book on Neapolitan mob, won numerous awards including Grand Prix at Cannes IFF (2008), European Film Award for The Best Picture and David di Donatello’s Award (2009).