Agata e la tempesta

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Agata e la tempesta

AGATA E LA TEMPESTA / Agata and the storm

Director: Silvio Soldini
Script: Doriana Leondeff, Francesco Piccolo, Silvio Soldini
Photography: Arnaldo Catinari
Music: Giovanni Venosta
Editing: Carlotta Cristiani
Cast: Licia Maglietta, Emilio Solfrizzi, Giuseppe Battiston, Marina Massironi, Claudio Santamaria, Giselda Volodi
Production: Luigi Musini, Roberto Cicutto, Tiziana Soudani per Albachiara, Amka Film, TSI, Mercury Films, Production Lumiere & co., Eurimages
Distribution: Mikado
Year: 2004
Running Time: 118′
Country: Italy

Fourty-four year old Agatha manages a bookstore. After having initiated a problematic relationship with a twenty-eight year old, her life is turned upside down by an unexpected revelation. Her beloved brother Gustave, who is also her best friend, finds out that he is in reality the illegitimate son of a poor peasant woman who was not able to raise him. And Romeo, the colorful personality of Cicognara who told her this shocking news, is her birth brother. Both Agatha and Gustave decide to search for and form a bond with Gustave’s family of origin, and begin a new life.


Born in 1958, he directed his first short film in 16mm Paesaggio con Figure that together with his first full length film Giulia In Ottobre, obtained various prizes at many National and international film festivals. In 1985 he starts to direct documentaries as well with Voci Celate. From 1989 to 1997 he directs three feature films: L’aria serena dell’ovest (1989), Un’anima divisa in due (1993, winner together with actor Fabrizio Bentivoglio of the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival) Le Acrobate (1997, winner at the Paris Film Encounters). In 2001 he directs Pane e Tulipani and wins the prestigious prize David di Donatello for “Best Director” and “Best Screenplay” and he also wins the Nastro d’Argento for “Best Director” and “Best Screenplay”.