Wondrous Boccaccio
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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Florence, Italy, 1348. As the plague ravages the city dwellers of Tuscany, a group
of young men and women takes shelter in a remote villa in the hills surrounding Florence. Now living as a community, they decide to tell each other a story a day to take their minds off their precarious situation…

"We tell this story, or rather these stories, which were freely inspired by Boccaccio's Decameron because we have accepted the challenge: to contrast the grim colors of the plague – then as now, the plague is everywhere, in various forms – with the conspicuous colors of love, commitment and imagination. Then there's chance, as always, but this will make our story more exciting."
Directors' Statement

tags: History, Humor, Art, Literature, Feature film

Cast: Lello Arena, Paola Cortellesi, Carolina Crescentini, Flavio Parenti, Vittoria Puccini

Credits

Screenplay: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Director of Photography: Simone Zampagni

Film Editor: Roberto Perpignani

Composer: Giuliano Taviani, Carmelo Travia

Production Designer: Emita Frigato

Costume Design: Lina Nerli Taviani

Sound: Benito Alchimede, Maurizio Grassi

Producer: Donatella Palermo, Luigi Musini

Co-Producer: Fabio Conversi

Production Company: Stemal Entertainment

Co-Production Company: Cinemaundici, Barbary Films

World Sales: MK2

Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani