Will Americans Ever Appreciate Nanni Moretti_ - The New York Times.pdf

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"THE CHARACTERS IN THIS film," Mr. Aaronson says, "can be sympathized with, whereas his previous films were somewhat insular in their cultural and political sensibility. This film is about personal and professional stuff that American baby boomers are now going through as well." Mr. Aaronson was attending the Berlin Film Festival last February when he decided to make a side trip to see "Caro Diario" in Rome. Since competition for foreign films capable of appealing to an American audience has become increasingly fierce, Mr. Aaronson did not want to wait to see the film at a festival. Instead, an Italian friend accompanied him to a theater in Rome and, since Mr. Aaronson does not speak Italian, whispered a translation into his ear. Luckily, he says, it was a midweek showing, and the theater was nearly deserted. Fine Line bought "Caro Diario" two months before the movie went to Cannes and won the award for best director. One of the more distinctive features of "Caro Diario" is its mixture of comic and serious. Thus a sketch about Mr. Moretti's travels on the Lipari Islands off Sicily is followed by one about his successful treatment for cancer. He says all of his films have purposely mixed moods. His movies also always include a figure, often called Michele, who functions as Mr. Moretti's alter ego. "In one film I was a student, in another a director, then a Will Americans Ever Appreciate Nanni Moretti? - The New York ... ... 2 of 3 3/21/18, 11:11 AM
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math professor, a priest and a Communist waterpolo player. But there were always constants in the characters I was playing. One of these constants was gluttony, and that's why my production company is called Sacher, for the Austrian pastry." (He
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  • Film director, Silvio Berlusconi, Mr. Moretti, Nanni Moretti

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