ITALY, FRANCE

ALASKA

2015 – colore – 125’

 

Direction: Claudio Cupellini

Screenplay: Claudio Cupellini, Guido Iuculano, Filippo Gravino

Cinematography: Gergely Pohárnok

Editing: Giuseppe Trepiccione

Set design: Paki Meduri

Music: Pasquale Catalano

Costumes: Mariano Tufano

Cast: Elio Germano, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Valerio Binasco, Elena Radonicich, Antoine Oppenheim, Paolo Pierobon, Pino Colizzi, Marco d’Amore, Roschdy Zem, Anastasia Vinogradova, Xavier Lemaître, Eric Caruso, Fred Epaud, Maria Sole Mansutti, Riccardo Floris, Stefano Fregni, Nadia Aldridge, Rossana Mortara, Anna Zelthonosova, Florence Villain, Hazel Morillo, Édouard Giard, Gharbi Anis, Dov Maman, Orietta Notari, Roberta Rovelli, Nicola Sisti Ajmone, Gianni Bissaca, Désirée Giorgetti, Elena Vettori

Producers: Fabrizio Donvito, Benedetto Habib, Marco Cohen

Production: Indiana Production, Rai Cinema in co-produzione con in co-production with 2.4.7. Films

 

SYNOPSIS

This is the story of two people who have nothing but themselves. They are not rooted anywhere, and there is not even a place they can call home. They meet each other by chance, on the roof of a hotel in Paris, and already in this first meeting they realise how similar they are, both fragile, lonely and obsessed with an ideal happiness that seems impossible to achieve. Fausto is Italian but lives in Paris; he works as a waiter in a large hotel and aims to become a maître. Nadine, a 20-year-old French girl gifted with the touching beauty of her age, reluctantly applies for a fashion model casting. She is fragile and determined at the same time, vibrating with life as only people of her age can be.

 

CRITICAL NOTE

“(…) The incredible succession of fortunes and misfortunes in the life of the two protagonists is totally implausible, but that is an excellent perspective from which to watch the film: the story is blatantly fictional, as it draws much more from the cinematic epics than from real life, and for this very reason it manages so well to portray the world in which we live. Despite not being an action movie, Alaska is nevertheless a story of big events and spectacular reversals, crazy chases and abrupt decisions. It translates the frantic rhythm of over-the-top adventure films into a dramatic film. (…)” (Gabriele Niola, Mymovies.it)

AWARDS

2015 Festival del Cinema di Roma – Official Selection

2016 Festival del Cinema Italiano di Bastia – Concorso CompetitionJury Grand Prize