April (1998 film)
- Aprile redirects here, for the fictional character see Richie Aprile
French film poster
|Directed by||Nanni Moretti|
|Produced by||Angelo Barbagallo
|Written by||Nanni Moretti|
|Music by||Ludovico Einaudi|
|Edited by||Angelo Nicolini
|20 May 1998 (France)|
April (Italian: Aprile) is a 1998 Italian semi-autobiographical film directed by Nanni Moretti. Moretti also played the central character, a filmmaker who has to deal with Italy's political situation, his own goals as an artist and becoming a father.
"He wants to make a musical comedy but he can't get started. So instead he talks about his life, his new baby, his desires and fears. Finally in the very last scene he begins."
Moretti's wife, son and mother appear as themselves.
Nanni is a director in crisis and would like to make a musical film that speaks to the history of a pastry in the Cold War. However, each time you start to develop the project, Nanni leaves the Institute to devote himself to meditation. In fact there is something in the Italy of his day that afflicts him: the demonic presence in Italy of Silvio Berlusconi and his corrupt colleagues (including Emilio Fede in the TV news) in the government. Nanni, which is the Communist Party, would like a jolt did topple the government of Berlusconi, but to no avail. After a few days he really wants to make a movie about all the misdeeds of the Prime Minister, but his plans are thwarted by anascita of the child, to which he devoted himself with an obsessive love. Not knowing what to do, as he seriously risking to fail as a film director, Nanni takes up the idea of the film on the pastry singer.
- Nanni Moretti - Himself
- Silvio Orlando - Himself
- Silvia Nono - Herself
- Pietro Moretti - Himself
- Agata Apicella Moretti - Herself
- Nuria Schoenberg - Herself
- Silvia Bonucci - Herself
- Quentin de Fouchécour - Himself
- Renato De Maria - Himself
- Claudio Francia - Himself
- Jacopo Francia - Himself
- Matilde Francia - Herself
- Daniele Luchetti - Himself
- Giovanna Nicolai - Herself
- Nicola Piepoli - Himself
- David di Donatello 1998: Best Supporting Actor (Silvio Orlando)
- Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or (nominated)
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