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Nina in Rome - Elisa Fuksas - Italy

Nina in Rome (Italy, 2012) by Eurochannel



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Nina in Rome (Nina, 2012)

Director: Elisa Fuksas
Cast: Diane Fleri, Luca Marinelli, Ernesto Mahieux
Genre: Drama
Length: 84’


In the heart of Rome, a city steeped in history and vibrant culture, lies a hidden gem of a film that captures the essence of adventure, self-discovery, and the power of unexpected encounters. Eurochannel premieres Nina in Rome.

The story revolves around Nina, a spirited young woman on the cusp of turning 30, who finds herself at a crossroads in life. Uncertain about her future and yearning for something more, Nina spends her days meandering through the picturesque streets of Rome on her trusty scooter. She indulges in delectable pastries, practices calligraphy, and makes a living as a dogsitter and singing coach.

Nina's life takes an unexpected turn when she agrees to care for Omero, a depressed dog belonging to her best friend's parents, and moves into their house. It is here that the magic begins, as Nina finds herself immersed in a world of intriguing characters, blurring the lines between dream and reality.

One such character is Ettore, a mysterious and wise young boy who holds the keys to all the apartments in the building. Ettore's enigmatic presence ignites a deep connection with Nina, and his intuitive nature guides her towards a life-altering decision. As their bond grows stronger, Ettore becomes the catalyst for Nina's introspection and self-discovery, urging her to confront her fears and pursue her lifelong dream of visiting China.

In the midst of Nina's enchanting journey through the deserted streets of Rome, a captivating character enters her life: Fabrizio, a handsome cellist. With his magnetic presence and undeniable charm, Fabrizio becomes a pivotal figure in Nina's story, adding an element of romance and serendipity. As their paths intertwine, their connection deepens, and together they embark on a transformative journey of love and self-discovery. Fabrizio's passion for music and his shared love for beauty and imagination resonate with Nina, amplifying her own desires and dreams.

Nina in Rome, takes viewers on a captivating journey through the streets and suburbs of a depopulated Rome during one scorching summer. Amidst the backdrop of Rome's architectural wonders, Nina's story unfolds with heartwarming charm. The cinematography captures the city's timeless beauty, painting a picture of a Rome that is both familiar and enchanting. Through Nina's eyes, viewers experience the city's serene summer ambiance, as well as its hidden nooks and crannies that hold secrets and surprises.

Nina accepts a dog-sitting job in Rome for the summer. She thought she would never fall in love again but everything changes when she meets Fabrizio, a young cello player.

Awards and festivals:
• Bimbi Belli Festival 2013 - Nominee - Best Film
• BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival 2013 - Winner - First and Second Feature Competition Award - Special Mention
• Tokyo International Film Festival - 2012 - Nominee - Tokyo Grand Prix

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