In 2001, Giuseppe Piccioni’s romantic drama “Light of My Eyes” was screened at the Venice Film Festival, where it took home the Best Actor and Actress Awards. Now, the Italian director returns to the festival with his film “These Days” (“Questi giorni”), which will compete for the Golden Lion.
Starring Laura Adriani, Margherita Buy and Giulio Corso, “These Days” follows four girls who go on an adventure together to Belgrade, where a mysterious friend and an improbable work opportunity are waiting. Their friendship is based not on overwhelming passions, mutual interests or great ideals but rather on habits, occasional enthusiasms, harmless contrasts and feelings cultivated in secret.
Ahead of its premiere at Venice, IndieWire has a new trailer for the upcoming drama, which highlights the friends’ journey as they come to appreciate their present lives.
Piccioni is best known for his 1991 film “Ask For The Moon,” which won him the Grolla d’oro prize for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival. His 1999 picture, “Not of This World,” also garnered a slew of awards at the Venice, AFI and Montreal Film Festivals and was nominated for an Oscar.
“These Days” will be released in theaters in Italy on September 15.