Relives the Sordi-Vitti couple in ‘Amore mio help me’ with Micheli-Caprioglio at the Ciak theater in Rome

Directed by Renato Giordano inspired by the text by Sonego from which the film of the same name was based

Relives the golden couple of the Italian comedy of excellence, formed by Alberto Sordi and Monica Vitti; lives again with the duo formed by Maurizio Micheli and Deborah Caprioglio that al Ciak theater in Rome on Saturday and Sunday, directed by Renato Giordano who is also on stage, they propose ‘My love help me’, freely inspired by the screenplay by Rodolfo Sonego from which the film starring Sordi and Vitti in 1969 was based. E ‘Amore mio help me’ is precisely the classic Italian comedy of the Sixties, which lives in contrast and inbalance between the grotesque and the real, or at least potentially so.

The story is known to the cinematic public: in the center is a couple who appear to be close-knit and run-in from ten years of marriage, but whose relationship goes into crisis for his wife’s infatuation with an attractive young man. But no amorous subterfuge, no affair, given that the woman trusts in the understanding of her husband who has always prided himself on being a modern and open type, never prey to reactions but always rational: he will have to be the one to help her to clarify her true feelings towards the new flame, however, in the dark about everything …

“It is a strange story, almost a pamphlet on the change of customs and values ​​of an Italy tired of old hypocrisies and eager for new sensations, preferably strong ones – underlines the director Renato Giordano – in which the protagonist tells of his discomfort at the sudden and incomprehensible change in human relationships and feelings, based on the not always correct obstinacy of the truth at all costs. Hence the difficulties and hypocrisies of a couple who want to open up, become modern, enter the time they live, but without having the necessary culture and detachment. A history always current like love, which inexorably evolves, changes, changes, crosses everything and everyone “.

(from Enzo Bonaiuto)