ROME – Arrives today, November 17, in the halls ‘The Prince of Rome’comedy set in 19th century papal Rome with Marco Giallini as protagonist. Behind the camera Edward Falcone.
The film is the result of a well-established partnership between the two (it is the third film they have made together) and is based onheterogeneity of the couple. A director hyper-attentive to every detail and an actor with rampant comedy in front of and behind the camera. “I think there is self-harm in continuing to make films with Giallini. I like to create a human relationship with my actors. Apart with Marco. You come for the money don’t you?” Falcone declared joking with the actor during the presentation of the film at the Rome Film Festival.
THE PRINCE OF ROME, A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN PAPAL ROME
Falcone, together with Marco Martani and Paolo Costella, also signs the screenplay of ‘The Prince of Rome’: an ironic (and at times moving) retelling of Dickens’ Christmas Carol, set in Rome of 1829. To inspire him the cinema of Luigi Magni whose atmospheres are breathed in the film.
THE PRINCE OF ROME, WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT
The protagonist of ‘The Prince of Rome’ is Bartolomeo Proietti, a rich and greedy ‘Ebenezer Scrooge from Trastevere’ (played by Giallini), who wishes to become noble more than anything else. To achieve his goal, he therefore makes an agreement with Prince Accoramboni (Sergio Rubini): he will marry his daughter and inherit the title. However, the money is lost and to recover it Bartolomeo gets to get in touch with the world of the dead. Thus begins an unexpected journey. The shadows of three famous characters from the Capitoline history will act as his guide and try to redeem him: that of Beatrice Cenci (Denise Tantucci), by Giordano Bruno (Philip Timi) and of Pope Borgia (Joseph Battiston). The latter said in the conference: “THEI would like Pope Borgia’s ghost to appear to all those who didn’t go to vote. Those who voted find it in hell”. “Playing this character a dream and a nightmare came true- continued Battiston-, as a child I dreamed of being Pope. The nightmare was cutting my beard. According to my wife, I lose years but also many neurons without it”.
GIALLINI: “DEAF AND DICKENS? NO, NO INSPIRATION”
Papal Rome can only bring to mind the Marquis del Grillo, but Giallini distances himself. “No, I wasn’t inspired by him. Sordi is a Roman, but there are many. Then, either you’re Roman or you’re from Viterbo“, he joked. Then recalling the days on set she added: “It was a bit of a moment like this, there was still Covid. All with masks. It was tough making a period film. I didn’t over prepare. I was not inspired by Dickens’ character, I followed Falcone’s indications”.
GIALLINI: “I PRINCE OF ROME? NO, THE CITY IS NO MORE”
“Me prince of Rome now? No, I don’t see Rome anymore. Maybe someone sees it. I just see a lot of people, which is different“, comments to the microphones of Dire Giallini, who gets serious on the red carpet of the event when asked for a comment on the Capital.
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