Archive of films NINA / NINA

Italy
2012, 80 min

Section: Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch
Year: 2013

The contemporary architecture of Rome, strikingly photographed, is at the heart of this handsomely produced romantic drama, which is named for a pixie-ish twentysomething singing coach who spends the summer dogsitting in her friend’s swanky apartment and resisting the advances of a handsome young cellist.


Synopsis

The fascist architecture of Rome is at the heart of this handsomely produced romantic drama, which is named for a pixie-ish twentysomething singing coach who spends the summer dogsitting in her friend’s swanky apartment and resisting the advances of a handsome young cellist. Although Nina is almost 30, she still hasn’t figured out what to do with her life. While waiting, she motors her Vespa through sun-bleached suburban Rome, eats pastry and practices calligraphy. Michele D’Attanasio’s striking cinematography evokes Nina’s indefinable anxiety. The film is set in the outer Roman district of EUR, distinctive for its large, modernist buildings and Neoclassical architecture. A preoccupation with colonnades and arches and a fixation with composition betray the 31-year-old director’s background: she is the daughter of two leading Italian architects and studied architecture herself before finding an outlet for her creativity in film.

About the director

Elisa Fuksas (b. 1981, Rome) graduated in architecture from Università degli Studi Roma Tre in 2005, after which she left for New York to attend a directing and screenwriting workshop at the New York Film Academy. Her first filmmaking attempt was the short Marni (2006). Documentaries and music videos followed, as well as other short films (A Short Chinese Dream and Please Leave a Message). NINA (2012) is her feature film debut.

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch
   
Director: Elisa Fuksas
Screenplay: Elisa Fuksas, Valia Santella
Dir. of Photography: Michele D’Attanasio
Music: Andrea Mariano
Editor: Eleonora Cao, Natalie Cristiani
Producer: Silvia Innocenzi, Giovanni Saulini
Production: Magda Film, Paco cinematografica
Cast: Diane Fleri, Luca Marinelli, Ernesto Mahieux
Contact: Intramovies

Guests

Elisa Fuksas

Film Director

Marco Valerio Fusco

Sales Agent, Distributor, Producer


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