Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 23 Nov 2020
STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce the release of two newly restored films from the highly acclaimed writer, director and actor, Nanni Moretti. Debuting on UK Blu-ray for the first time, APRILE (1998) and, the Palme D’or winning, THE SON’S ROOM (La Stanza del Figlio, 2001) will be available to own from November 23. These stunning new restorations will also be available on DVD and Digital and are a welcome addition to the growing Vintage World Cinema Collection. These new restoration and digitisations were carried out in partnership with STUDIOCANAL and with the support of the CNC. Nanni Moretti’s semi-autobiographical and humorous account of his experiences in fatherhood was nominated for a Palme D’or on its release in 1998. Beginning when his wife Silvia (played by Moretti’s actual wife, Silvia Nono) announces her pregnancy, family, work and politics mingle in a charming light-hearted tale with a large helping of irony and humour. Following the general election of 1994, won by the centre-right coalition led by Silvio Berlusconi, Moretti is encouraged by a journalist friend to make a documentary about the current political situation in Italy. Two years pass, another election is held, and he has still made no progress with his documentary. He starts another project (a musical about a Trotskyist pastry chef in the 1950’S) but becomes disillusioned and increasingly distracted by the pregnancy. When his son Pietro is born and the centre-left coalition Ulivo wins the election, he continues to try to shoot his documentary, but with the film remaining unfinished he must learn to stop hesitating in order to complete his passion project.