Naples-New York, shooting has begun on the new film by Gabriele Salvatores with Favino

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Green light for filming Naples-New Yorkthe next film directed by Gabriele Salvatores with protagonist Pierfrancesco Favino. The feature film is based on an unpublished subject by the great director Federico Fellini and the writer and playwright Tullio Pinelli while the production of the film, which has officially started, will involve the cast and crew for 12 weeks of filming between the cities of Naples, Trieste, Rijeka and the Cinecittà studios. In the castin addition to Pierfrancesco Favino, the names of Dea Lanzaro, Antonio Guerra, Anna Ammirati, Anna Lucia Pierro, Omar Benson Miller, Tomas Arana and Antonio Catania also appear.

Naples-New York: cast, subject and production

The director of Mediterranean (which received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1992), I’m not afraid (2003) and As God commands (2008), has recently returned to the big screen with the drama The return of Casanovawhich premiered at the Bari International Film Festival in March 2023. But Gabriele Salvatores is currently working on a new title, with a unique genesis of its kind: Naples-New York indeed takes inspiration from an unpublished subject by Federico Fellini and Tullio Pinelli. The actor Pierfrancesco Favino has been entrusted with the role of the ship’s purser, who will have the objective of helping two children, played by Dea Lanzaro and Antonio Guerra, in an epic journey from one side of the Atlantic to the other. The photography is by Diego Indraccolo, while the scenography is by Rita Rabassini. The costumes are by Patrizia Chericoni, the music by Federico De Robertis and the editing is followed by Julien Panzarasa. Finally, the casting is by Francesco Vedovati, Anna Pennella and Julie Schubert and the visual effects supervision is by Victor Perez. The film is produced by Isabella Cocuzza and Arturo Paglia for Paco Cinematografica with Rai Cinema, with the contribution of the FVG Film Commission – PromoTurismoFVG. Naples-New York will be distributed by 01Distribution.

The official synopsis of Naples-New York

In the’immediate post-waramong the rubble of a Naples bent by hunger, poverty and misery, i little Carmine and Celestina they try to survive as best they can, helping each other. One night, however, they embark as stowaways on a ship bound for New York, to go and live with Celestina’s sister who had emigrated several years earlier. The two children therefore join the many Italian emigrants in search of fortune in America and, in doing so, land in an unknown metropolis, which after numerous and difficult vicissitudes, they will learn to call home.