Here’s an exclusive clip from Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Me and You” (“Io e Te”), which will make its world premiere in the Cannes Film Festival as an out-of-competition official selection May 23.
It’s Bertolucci’s first film in nearly 10 years (“The Dreamers”) and his first Italian-language film since “Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man” in 1981.
David Bowie also goes Italian in the film with “Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola” (“Lonely Boy, Lonely Girl”) — singing the Italian version of “Space Oddity.”
As for the plot, it’s the story of 14-year-old Lorenzo, a loner who’s not above jettisoning a school ski trip to spend a week hiding in his apartment building’s cellar. But then he’s visited by his older half-sister, Olivia, who changes everything. Their emotional time together will inspire Lorenzo to see the world through new eyes. It’s based on the best-selling Italian novel by Niccolo Ammaniti.
HanWay’s selling the film; no US buyer yet.