Film for the cinema as a director Valeria Golino has already made two, beautiful and also awarded (Honey and Euphoria), so she went further "with a beautiful project on which I have been working for years, a kind of body to body with Goliarda Sapienza and her posthumous work The art of joy, adapting it to transpose it into a TV series is something all-encompassing - she says in an interview with ANSA on the sidelines of the talk Literature and seriality with Giancarlo De Cataldo and Antonio Scurati during the event in Rome that celebrates 20 years of Sky - and we are only at the beginning".
The first of the four parts of the Sky Original series is in post production, mixing, for a delivery before Christmas "and in the meantime I return to my main job as an actress, I will be on the set - she anticipates - of a film that I can't wait to start, first of all because I respect the director, Pablo Larrain very much. I will be the sister of Angelina Jolie, protagonist in the role of Maria Callas in the film Maria who reimagines her during her last days in Paris in the 70s. The film begins on October 15th, I arrive in November and it is shot in Budapest, Paris, Athens, maybe something in Italy and in the cast there are also Alba Rohrwacher, Pierfrancesco Favino, always us usual unknowns - he jokes -. I said yes because I love the style of Larrain, a director of great stature and unscrupulousness, I loved his Jackie". Produced by Sky and Viola Prestieri for HT Film, L'arte della gioia is based on the homonymous posthumous novel by Goliarda Sapienza (Einaudi), rejected for a long time by Italian publishing houses until reaching success abroad. And tells of Modesta (Tecla Insolia), unscrupulous, sensual and courageous girl of Sicily at the beginning of '900. A period fresco with a direction: the personal path of emancipation, including sexual emancipation, that led Modesta in those years to claim for a woman the right to pleasure and happiness.
"I learned a lot, it frustrated me three times more than a film can frustrate you: I was handling a beautiful subject, very difficult to transpose, in which I was always in danger of falling especially during the writing lasted three years and I do not brag. I tried to get the most important things that Goliarda wanted to convey to us, simplifying them without superficiality. Something that is difficult when you have a beautiful book, not so much as a rough feuilletton but for its intuitions, introspections. As a screenwriter together with Luca Infascelli, Francesca Marciano, Valia Santella and Stefano Sardo we have also often been in crisis". The cast includes Jasmine Trinca as Leonora, mother superior of the convent where Modesta will be welcomed as a child; Guido Caprino Carmine, the man who manages the lands of the Villa del Carmelo, home of the Brandiforti, Leonora's noble and wealthy family; Alma Noce is Beatrice, the youngest heir of the Brandiforte family, led by Princess Gaia, played by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. It is a golden moment for the actresses-directors (at the Rome Film Festival the debuts of Paola Cortellesi and Margherita Buy are expected), "but also actors - she adds, remembering Claudio Bisio and Luca Zingaretti -: it is a favorable moment, it is nice that they give us this opportunity, then as always and as for everyone we have to see if the work is good, in that case there is a trace of it, otherwise it is only chronicle".
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