Together with the writer Daniela Porto, Cristiano Bortone directs My place is here. Production has just begun in Calabria and the protagonists of the film are Ludovica Martino and Marco Leonardi.
Filming has begun in Gerace, in the province of Reggio Calabria My place is herethe new film by Cristiano Bortonewho shared the direction with Daniela Porto. Set in rural Calabria in the forties of the last century, My place is here is inspired by the novel of the same imminent publication Daniela Porto, here in her debut behind the camera and as a screenwriter. Through the book and the script, the writer wanted to tell a story of friendship and emancipation, setting it in a place still strongly dominated by patriarchal culture.
My place is here: the protagonists
My place is here has as protagonists Ludovica Martino e Mark Leonardi. The first, despite her young age, is already quite established. In fact, we know it for Shame on Italy, Under the Riccione sun, Lovely Boy, The sample e The best days.
Mark Leonardi needs no introduction, since we all remember his performance in New Paradise Cinema. More recently he has been among the interpreters of Mary e you Father Pio Of Abel FerraraOf Black souls Of Francesco MunziOf Maradona Of Marco Rice e you Martin Eden Of Peter Marcellus.
As for Cristiano Bortonealso a screenwriter of the film, we certainly remember Red like the Skywith which he won a David di Donatello in 2008, e Coffee (2016), the first co-production between Italy and China.
My place is here: the plot
And we come to the plot of My place is here. Here is the official synopsis of the film, which is produced by Orisa Produzioni, with the support of the Calabria Film Commission Foundation, the Apulia Film Commission and the Lazio Region.
In the aftermath of the end of the Second World War, in a small Calabrian town, the meeting between Marta (Ludovica Martino), a single mother promised to marry a man she does not love, and Lorenzo (Marco Leonardi), the local homosexual known as “the wedding planner”, she forges a deep friendship that leads her to challenge the prejudices of the community around them and to struggle to find her place in the world as a woman.
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