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Zagreb Film Festival
19 - 25 October 2008

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10000 Zagreb

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Saturn in opposition / Saturno contro
Turkey, Italy, France , 2007

Directed by: Ferzan Ozpetek
Script: Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli
Producer: Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli
Production company: R&C Produzioni s.r.l., UGC YM
Cinematography: Gianfilippo Corticelli
Editing: Patrizio Marone
Music: Giovanni Pellini
Cast: Favino Stefano Accorsi, Margherita Buy, Serra Yimaz, Ennio Fantastichini

Format: boja, color, 35mm
Running time: 113'

A group of friends meet for dinner. The hosts of these regular gatherings are the dynamic Lorenzo and his life partner, the successful writer Davide. The somewhat uptight Angelica is helping to prepare the food, while her Antonio has yet to appear. Also on the guest list is the abrasive Neval and her husband Roberto, Davide’s embittered ex, Sergio, the spirited Roberta, and a new arrival, the budding writer Paolo. This is one of the evenings during which these 40-somethings will remember the carefree existence of the past two decades, now edged out by everyday concerns and the somewhat perplexing spectre of the beginning of the rest of their lives. Brilliant group portrait artist Ferzan Ozpetek brings his characters towards a critical moment when they are forced to cast off their stiffened masks and to return to the very essence of the friendship which unites them.

2007 David di Donatello: Best Supporting Actress (Ambra Angiolini) 2007 Nastro d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) Best Script, Best Supporting Actress (Ambra Angiolini), Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Song

Directors Biography
Ferzan Ozpetek was born in Istanbul and moved to Italy in 1978 to study at La Sapienza University in Rome. He made his feature directorial debut with Hamam (1997) and followed that with Harem Suaré (1999). His next film, Le Fate Ignoranti (His Secret Life a.k.a. Ignorant Fairies) (2001), garnered notice on the international film scene, winning the award for Best Feature at the 2002 New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Facing Windows (2003) won the David Award for Best Film. 2005 was the year of the awarded Sacred Heart.

Location and screening schedule: EUROPA cinema, Friday, October 24th at 19.00

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