TWO LITTLE ITALIANS

a feature film by Paolo Sassanelli

Two naive friends in their forties flee from a small town in Southern Italy and find themselves catapulted into Northern Europe.
They will, for the first time, understand what feeling alive and happy means.
Through a series of surprising adventures and with the help of a woman, they will overcome their fears and inhibitions, they will discover the joy of life, affection and even love, becoming part of a bizarre but also reassuring ‘modern family’ with this woman.

DIRECTOR
Paolo Sassanelli

STORY
Francesco Apice
Luca De Bei
Paolo Sassanelli

IN COLLABORATION WITH
Chiara Balestrazzi

SCREENPLAY
Francesco Apice
Chiara Balestrazzi
Paolo Sassanelli

CAST
Paolo Sassanelli
Francesco Colella
Rian Gerritsen
Marit Nissen
Kenneth Herdigein
Tiziana Schiavarelli
Lia Cellamare

AND WITH
Totò Onnis
Dagmar Lassander

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Federico Annicchiarico (AIC)

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Daniele Frabetti

COSTUME DESIGNER
Sara Fanelli

SOUND MIXER
Iacopo Pineschi

CASTING
Francesca Sambataro (UICD)

1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Berenice Simona Vignoli

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Francesco Lopez
Marloes Luinge
Tinna Proppe

EDITOR
Roberto Di Tanna (AMC)

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Giorgio Giampà
Gyda Valtysdottir

ORIGINAL SONG
Luca Giacomelli
Luca Pirozzi

SOUND SUPERVISOR
Davide Favargiotti

DIALOGUE EDITOR
Daniele Scaringella

SOUND DESIGNER
Luca Anzellotti

RE-RECORDING MIXER
Gianni Pallotto

PRODUCTION
Mood Film (Italy)

IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH
Duo Productions (Iceland)

IN COLLABORATION WITH
Rai Cinema

WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Eurimages
MIBACT
Regione Puglia & Apulia Film Commission
Regione Lazio
BCC San Marzano di San Giuseppe

ASSOCIATED PRODUCERS
Danielle Guirguis per Smarthouse Films (Olanda)
Hans de Weers, Elwin Looije per FATT Productions (Olanda)

DELEGATE PRODUCERS
Leonardo Baraldi
Livia Cortese

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Leonardo Baraldi

CO-PRODUCER
Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir

PRODUCER
Tommaso Arrighi

PREMIERE
BIFEST – Bari International Film Festival (Bari, 2018) – Special Event Out of Competition

AWARDS
Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Frontiera (Italy, Marzamemi SR, 2018) – Presidenza della Camera dei Deputati Award
AD ARTE Festival (Italy, Calcata VT, 2018) – Best Film
MGFF Magna Graecia Film Festival (Italy, Catanzaro, 2018) – Best Director Award
Villamare Film Festival (Italy, Villamare SA, 2018) – Best Actor Award to Paolo Sassanelli and Best Story and Screenplay Award
SA.FI.TER – Film Festival Internazionale Salento Finibus Terrae (Italy, San Severo FG, 2018) – Ferrarelle Award to Paolo Sassanelli and Touring Club Italiano Award to Francesco Colella
Santa Marinella Film Festival (Italy, Santa Marinella RM, 2018) – Best Actor Award to Paolo Sassanelli

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Cairo International Film Festival (Egypt, Cairo, 2018)
Est Film Festival (Italy, Montefiascone VT, 2018)
Molise Cinema (Italy, Casacalenda CB, 2018)
Bobbio Film Festival (Italy, Bobbio PC, 2018)
Foggia Film Festival (Italy, Foggia, 2018) – Special Event
Cinema delle Terre del Mare (Italy, Olbia, 2018)
Donnafugata Film Festival (Italy, Ragusa, 2018)
Del racconto il film- Festival Cinema&Letteratura (Italy, Sannicandro di Bari BA, 2018)
Villamare Film Festival (Italy, Villamare SA, 2018)
QCine Festival del cinema da mangiare (Campomartino TA, 2018)
Mònde – Festa del cinema dei cammini (Monte St Angelo FG, 2018)

SHOWCASES
BIMBI BELLI – Esordi nel cinema italiano (Italy, Rome, Arena Nuovo Sacher, 2018)

AWARDS TO THE PROJECT
Premio Franco Solinas (Italy, Rome, 2011) – Screenplay Finalist

MERCATI WORK IN PROGRESS
Official Selection at the What’s Next Italy (Mia, Italy, Rome 2017)
Official Selection at the  This is IT (When East Meet West e Trieste Film Festival, Trieste 2018)

MERCATI DI CO-PRODUZIONE
Official Selection at the  Mia Cinema Co-Production Market (Italy, Rome, 2012)
Official Selection at the Co-Production Market Apulia Film Forum (Italy, Bari, 2012)