L'OSPITE

by Duccio Chiarini
THE GUEST

Informations

Nation: Italy, Switzerland, France

Year: 2018

Length: 96'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Guido used to think he had a peaceful life until something unexpected rattles his relationship with Chiara. As they head to the pharmacy to buy a morning after pill, Guido suggests that she might not have to take it and Chiara is forced to confess her concerns about their relationship. It is the beginning of the crisis: Guido has to pack his bags and move out. But he is unable to be by himself, so he asks his parents and friends for hospitality, putting him in the unusual role of being a witness to their lives and love tangles…

Director

Duccio Chiarini

Duccio Chiarini

Duccio Chiarini (Florence, 1977) graduated from the London Film School. He wrote and directed several short films before presenting his documentary Hit the Road, Nonna to the Venice Film Festival in 2011; the film also received the People’s Choice Award from the Festival dei Popoli and was selected by several other film festivals. In 2014, he presented his first feature-length fictional movie Short Skin and received a special mention. The movie was also selected by the Berlin Film Festival in 2015 and various other international festivals in Rio de Janeiro, Seattle, Sofia, and Vancouver, among others. L’ospite (“The Guest”) is his second fictional film; it was developed in the writing workshops Cinéfondation Résidence in Cannes and the TorinoFilmLab, where it won the Production Award.

Filmography:
Alone Together (cm, 2004), Fine stagione (cm, 2006), Dopodomani (cm, 2006), Lo zio (cm, 2008), Hit the Road, Nonna (doc., 2011), Short Skin - I dolori del giovane Edo (2014), Settembre (doc., 2016), L’ospite (2018).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Duccio Chiarini
soggetto/story
Duccio Chiarini, Davide Lantieri, Marco Pettenello
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Duccio Chiarini, Roan Johnson, Davide Lantieri, Marco Pettenello
fotografia/cinematography
Baris Ozbicer
montaggio/film editing
Roberto Di Tanna
scenografia/production design
Laura Boni
costumi/costume design
Kay Devanthey
musica/music
Tyler Ramsey, Brunori Sas
suono/sound
Luca Anzellotti
interpreti/cast
Daniele Parisi, Silvia D’Amico, Anna Bellato
produttore/producer
Tommaso Arrighi
produzione/production
Mood Film
coproduzione/coproduction
Cinedokke, House On Fire, Rai Cinema, RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera

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contatti/contacts
Mood Film
Tommaso Arrighi
[email protected]
www.moodfilm.com

Director statement

“The idea of this movie is to tell that passage in life connected to the end of a love story in all of its painful and ironic complexity […]. It’s a journey full of setbacks and yet every step we take helps us understand something more about ourselves; we receive fundamental support from the people we encounter along the way, people who can give us a different perspective on things to help us reach that “recovery” that used to seem so far away.”

Synopsis Learn more

Guido used to think he had a peaceful life until something unexpected rattles his relationship with Chiara. As they head to the pharmacy to buy a morning after pill, Guido suggests that she might not have to take it and Chiara is forced to confess her concerns about their relationship. It is the beginning of the crisis: Guido has to pack his bags and move out. But he is unable to be by himself, so he asks his parents and friends for hospitality, putting him in the unusual role of being a witness to their lives and love tangles…

Director All about direction

Duccio Chiarini

Duccio Chiarini

Duccio Chiarini (Florence, 1977) graduated from the London Film School. He wrote and directed several short films before presenting his documentary Hit the Road, Nonna to the Venice Film Festival in 2011; the film also received the People’s Choice Award from the Festival dei Popoli and was selected by several other film festivals. In 2014, he presented his first feature-length fictional movie Short Skin and received a special mention. The movie was also selected by the Berlin Film Festival in 2015 and various other international festivals in Rio de Janeiro, Seattle, Sofia, and Vancouver, among others. L’ospite (“The Guest”) is his second fictional film; it was developed in the writing workshops Cinéfondation Résidence in Cannes and the TorinoFilmLab, where it won the Production Award.

Filmography:
Alone Together (cm, 2004), Fine stagione (cm, 2006), Dopodomani (cm, 2006), Lo zio (cm, 2008), Hit the Road, Nonna (doc., 2011), Short Skin - I dolori del giovane Edo (2014), Settembre (doc., 2016), L’ospite (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Duccio Chiarini
soggetto/story
Duccio Chiarini, Davide Lantieri, Marco Pettenello
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Duccio Chiarini, Roan Johnson, Davide Lantieri, Marco Pettenello
fotografia/cinematography
Baris Ozbicer
montaggio/film editing
Roberto Di Tanna
scenografia/production design
Laura Boni
costumi/costume design
Kay Devanthey
musica/music
Tyler Ramsey, Brunori Sas
suono/sound
Luca Anzellotti
interpreti/cast
Daniele Parisi, Silvia D’Amico, Anna Bellato
produttore/producer
Tommaso Arrighi
produzione/production
Mood Film
coproduzione/coproduction
Cinedokke, House On Fire, Rai Cinema, RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera

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contatti/contacts
Mood Film
Tommaso Arrighi
[email protected]
www.moodfilm.com

Director statement Read more

“The idea of this movie is to tell that passage in life connected to the end of a love story in all of its painful and ironic complexity […]. It’s a journey full of setbacks and yet every step we take helps us understand something more about ourselves; we receive fundamental support from the people we encounter along the way, people who can give us a different perspective on things to help us reach that “recovery” that used to seem so far away.”