Italian actor KIM ROSSI STUART (Romanzo Criminale, The Keys to the House) makes his impressive directorial debut with this moving and richly rewarding coming-of-age drama that he co-wrote with LINDA FERRI (The Son's Room). Featuring a stand-out debut performance from the young ALESSANDRO MORACE as Tommi, and from Rossi Stuart himself as the raging single father, LIBERO rightly won the Directors' Fortnight prize at the Cannes Film Festival and has been hailed as a modern update on the masters of the French and Italian neo-realist tradition. Renato, a freelance cameraman, is bringing up his 11-year-old son Tommi and daughter Viola alone, after being abandoned by his wife, Stefania (BARBORA BOBULOVA). A strong believer in tough love, Renato offers kindness with harsh discipline. Their individual loneliness and collective yearning for the return of the most important woman in their lives creates a strong bond within the surviving family unit. That is until Stefania returns out of the blue.
Interviews with Kim Rossi Stuart and Linda Ferri, Photo gallery
Release Date: 26 May 2008
Certificate: tba - To Be Announced
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English