The Gift (Il Dono)

Italy, 2019, 89 min, 16+
directed by Giuliano Fratini
screenplay Giuliano Fratini
director of photography Francesco Crispino, Stefano Talone
editing Maurizio Baglivo
music Bernardino Fratini
cast Giuseppe Lanci, Ali Chamraev, Andrej A. Tarkovskij, Marlen M. Chuciev, Norman Mozzato, Krzysztof Zanussi, Donatella Baglivo, Enrica Fico, Manolo Bolognini, Renzo Rossellini, Luciano Tovoli
After the release of Nostalghìa, Andrei Tarkovsky runs out his Soviet authorities permission to work abroad: he has to go back home. He understands from the messages of some friends and colleagues that his life in Russia would be even tougher than before. He then decides to break with Soviet authorities and leaves his friends that are hosting him in Rome and takes refuge in a secret location.

Introduction by Giuliano Fratini
Giuliano Fratini was born on September 27th 1972 in Tivoli (Rome). Graduated at DAMS Roma Tre University with a thesis on Marlen Khutsiev's Infinitas. He won the Special Jury Prize at the Franz Kafka Italy Prize (2012 edition) with his first novel, Tre Giorni (Three Days, Cleup Ed. 2014). Il Dono (The Gift) is his first film.

Giuliano Fratini