Il Padre d’Italia

Year: 2017

Country: Italy

Director: Fabio Mollo

Cast: Isabella Ragonese, Luca Marinelli, Anna Ferruzzo, Mario Sgueglia, Federica De Cola, Miriam Karlkvist

Writers: Fabio Mollo and Josella Porto

Production: Bianca Film, RAI Cinema

Producers: Donatella Botti

Synopsis: Paolo is a sceptical 30-year-old who works unwillingly as a sales clerk in a Turin department store. Mia is a back-up singer in a band and lives her life haphazardly, which leads her to being practically homeless. One night, they bump into each other by chance, in a gay club in Turin. It will be the beginning of an emotional adventure and a journey across the country looking for the father of Mia’s baby.


– Globo d’Oro 2018 – Italian Golden Globe Award from the Rome Foreign Press Association:
Award for Best Actress to Isabella Ragonese
Nomination for Best Actor to Luca Marinelli.
– Nastro d’Argento 2017 – Silver Ribbon Italian Film Critics Award:
Nomination for Best Actress to Isabella Ragonese
Nomination for Best Actor to Luca Marinelli
Nomination for Best Actress in a Supportin Role to Anna Ferruzzo
Nomination for Best Script to Fabio Mollo and Josella Porto
– Award for Best Film at N.I.C.E USA 2017, New Italian Cinema Events, San Francisco
– Award for Best Actor Luca Marinelli at Bif&st – Bari International Film Festival 2017
– Jury Award and Jouth Jury Award at Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt 2017
– Critic Award at Les rencontres du cinéma italien à Toulouse 2017
– Audience Award at Festival du Cinema Italien de Bastia 2017
– Audience Award at Festival del Cinema Italiano di Ajaccio 2018

Official Selection: Annecy Cinema Italien 2017, Cinema Italian Style – Seattle 2017, ICFF Toronto Italian Contemporary Film Festiva – Toronto, Italy on screen today – New York 2017, Raindance Film Festival 2017, Tal Aviv Fest 2017.

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