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Long Live Freedom

Viva la libertà

November 19, 2013

Italy | 2013 | 93 minutes | Roberto Andò

Director Roberto Andó scheduled to attend.

A gentle skewering of Italy's political establishment, director Roberto Andò's timely political dramady uncannily presaged Italy's national elections held last February. Featuring an exceptional cast comprised of some of Italy's best actors who embrace each of their roles wholeheartedly.

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The story begins with Olivieri (Toni Servillo, star of this year's closing night film La Grande Bellezza), the disillusioned leader of a party resembling Italy's Partito Democratico, who escapes in the middle of an election campaign. Olivieri's handler, Andrea (Valerio Mastandrea), is left desperate and he convinces Olivieri's twin, Giovanni (also played by Servillo), a philosophy professor just out of a psychiatric hospital to masquerade as his brother.

Surprisingly, Giovanni takes to his new role and connects with the people, cutting through the political doublespeak. At the same time, Olivieri is happy soul-searching in Paris at the home of his old flame, Danielle (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi). Servillo's consummate performance of twin roles is yet another example of his range and talent, and the film garnered 12 David di Donatello award nominations, winning for Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay.

Director: Roberto Andò
Principal Cast: Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Country: Italy
Year: 2013
Running Time: 93 minutes
Producer: Angelo Barbagallo
Screenplay: Angelo Pasquini
Cinematographers: Maurizio Calvesi
Editors: Clelio Benevento
Music: Marco Betta
Language: Italian
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Format: DCP
International Sales: Rai Trade
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