This Tuesday Claudio Giovannesi will premiere his latest film “Fiore” at the Cannes Film Festival. Just in time for it’s debut, Indiewire has an exclusive clip of the upcoming drama.
The film stars Daphne Bonori as Daphne, a young girl who is imprisoned for robbery and falls in love with another young thief Josh (Josciua Algeri). While males and females can’t mix in the juvenile detention center, their love blossoms with secret letters and fleeting conversations through the bars that separate them. This forbidden romance soon gives them hope of something better while confined with no freedom.
In the first clip we see Daphne and her friend wait patiently for the subway to arrive. Minutes of silence go by as passengers start to disembark. Suspense rises when a group of chatty girls walks by them and they follow suspiciously. Watch the clip above to see what goes down between them.
The film also stars Laura Vasiliu, Valerio Mastandrea, Aniello Arena, Klea Marku, Francesca Riso and Gessica Giulianielli.
An interesting anecdote about “Fiore” is that the cast of inmates is made up non-professional actors, most of them former inmates or on probation, with some who the director met in the prison laboratories. The Department of Juvenile Justice gave its permission for them to be involved in the film.
Giovannesi’s last documentary, “Wolf,” won the Jury Special Award at the 31st Torino Film Festival and was nominated for the Nastri d’Argento as Best Documentary.