Mary through Rome: to tell the capital through the day of Mary
The movie Maria through Rome by Karen Di Porto is released in cinemas. The film, which has received flattering criticism at the Rome Film Festival, is the first feature film of the director, who made his debut in 2011 with the grotesque short Nicolino presented at the Macro Museum in Rome. With Cesare, second short film, he has won several awards including the Archipelago Festival and is the finalist of the Silver Ribbons.
The story of the day, from early morning to night, of Mary, a confused but dynamic woman who pursues her acting career but is lost in the daily chaos of Rome. A daily that revolves around what seems to be the only source of the eternal city's livelihood: tourism. Let's see Mary run from the theatre rehearsals to check-in to the tourists and from check-in to screen tests, in a frenzy that will blur in comical and exhausting situations.
"The idea of the film was born some years ago when, at the end of an exhausting day, I saw the possibility of telling Rome through the day of a single character. Drawing on my personal story I have tried to return the contrasting impetus of the city, recalling moods and conflicts, beauty and fatigue, antiquity and sense of void, obstinacy and approximation".
Karen Di Porto, Andrea Planamente, Cyro Rossi, Diego Buongiorno, Nicola Mancini, Lorenzo Adorni, Massimiliano Padovan Di Benedetto, Paolo Samoggia, Boris Avramov Giulivi, Paola Venturi, Marianna Costantini, Bruno Pavoncello, Mia Benedetta and with friendly participation of Daniela Virgilio.
Subject and script: Karen Di Porto. Music: Methonic. Editing: Mirco Garrone and Michelangelo Garrone. Backstage: Federico Faini. Photography: Maura Morales Bergmann. Sound: Francesco Liotard (direct grip). Producer: Galliano Juso. Distribution: Bella Film.