The Great Pumpkin (film)
|The Great Pumpkin|
|Directed by||Francesca Archibugi|
|Produced by||Guido De Laurentiis|
|Written by||Francesca Archibugi|
|Edited by||Roberto Missiroli|
The Great Pumpkin (Italian: Il grande cocomero) is a 1993 Italian drama film directed by Francesca Archibugi. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
The film focuses on Valentina, a young girl, sent to a psychiatric clinic.
A literal translation of the title would substitute "watermelon" for "pumpkin'; the phrase has pop culture cachet from being an intentional mistranslation of "The Great Pumpkin" from the comic strip, Peanuts.
- Sergio Castellitto as Arturo
- Anna Galiena as Cinthya Diotallevi
- Alessia Fugardi as Valentina 'Pippi' Diotallevi
- Silvio Vannucci
- Alessandra Panelli
- Victor Cavallo
- Maria Consagra
- Lidia Broccolino
- Raffaele Vannoli
- Giacomo Ciarrapico
- Lara Pranzoni
- Tiziana Bianchi
- Andrea Di Giacomo
- Marco Coda
- Giuseppe Giordani
- Gigi Reder as Prof. Turcati
- List of submissions to the 66th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Italian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Italian films of 1993
- "Festival de Cannes: The Great Pumpkin". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Frook, John Evan (30 November 1993). "Acad inks Cates, unveils foreign-language entries". Variety. Retrieved 25 August 2008.
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