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Toni Servillo, the passing of time and ridiculous vanity

2023-03-27T09:12:18.310Z


Actor, protagonist with Bentivoglio, of The Return of Casanova (ANSA) Time that passes, vanity and behind a 'fierce' masterpiece like that of Schnitzler. This is how IL RITORNO DI CASANOVA by Gabriele Salvatores presents itself at the Bif&st in Bari. On the one hand we find an established Italian director (Toni Servillo) who does not accept the passage of time and thus decides to tell the latest adventure of a now elderly Casanova (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), but who doe


Time that passes, vanity and behind a 'fierce' masterpiece like that of Schnitzler.

This is how IL RITORNO DI CASANOVA by Gabriele Salvatores presents itself at the Bif&st in Bari.

On the one hand we find an established Italian director (Toni Servillo) who does not accept the passage of time and thus decides to tell the latest adventure of a now elderly Casanova (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), but who does not give up on his latest gallant adventure.

During filming, however, the director, who lives in a disturbing domotic house, will realize that he is very similar to the character he is portraying.

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My character - explains Servillo - is always looking for recognition and it is precisely this aspect that, in my opinion, makes him ridiculous.

Salvatores treats him without any indulgence and this also makes him likeable.

Just like Casanova, he needs to always feel in an atmosphere of seduction, these are the whims that come to him from a life continually supported by an enormous feeling of vanity".


And Servillo again: "There is a very beautiful phrase that says that life is something that happens to us while we are busy with other things. My character is obsessively focused on his career, but life sometimes runs faster than cinema and the it sucks".

Servillo underlines this film in theaters from March 30 with 01: "There is above all Arthur Schnitzler and his intellectual adventure, which Freud himself also drew on. His book is truly ferocious and cruel. I am thinking, for example, of that situation in which Casanova, after lying by deception with Marcolina the young blindfolded girl (Bianca Banconi) in the morning realizes that she sees him naked in all his old age".

In reality, explains Salvatores, "

Sara Serraiocco, Natalino Balasso and Alessandro Besentini and the participation of Antonio Catania.

Cult phrase from the film that Casanova says when he meets the beautiful Marcolina for the first time: "Her eyes didn't even have a bit of that light that had welcomed me in other times"

Source: ansa

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