Mario Martone

Award to Mario Martone

Film Notes

Original Title: Il Giovane Favoloso

Country, year: Italia, 2014
Duration: 145′
Color: colore

Director: Mario Martone

Cast: Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popolizio, Anna Mouglalis, Valerio Binasco, Paolo Graziosi, Raffaella Giordano, Edoardo Natoli, Isabella Ragonese, Federica De Cola, Giorgia Salari, Gloria Ghergo, Vanni Leopardi, Giovanni Ludeno, Sergio Albelli

Screenplay: Mario Martone, Ippolita di Majo

Photography: Renato Berta

Film editing: Jacopo Quadri

Music: Sasha Ring

Production: Palomar, Rai Cinema


Screening info

  Location: Cinema Astra | Date: 24/09/2023 Time 21.00

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Lifetime achievement award to MARIO MARTONE

Followed by a screening of the film


Giacomo Leopardi was born in Recanati in 1798. He is a child prodigy growing up under the relentless gaze of his father, who has a library that would rival the great European courts. Giacomo’s mind wanders, but the house feels like a prison: he reads about everything, but the universe is outside. In Europe, the world is changing, revolutions break out and Giacomo desperately seeks contact with the outside. At the age of twenty-four, he finally leaves Recanati. Italian high society opens its doors to him, but he struggles to adapt and lives a life full of expectations and desires yet marked by melancholy.

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