OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
I’m Back (Sono Tornato)
DIRECTOR : Luca Miniero
COUNTRY : Italy
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 100min
Nu Metro 5, 17 Oct @ 12pm | Nu Metro 6, 11 Oct @ 8pm
“You were a people of illiterates, and after 80 years I come back and I still find a people of illiterates.” Rome. Our days. Eighty years after his death, Benito Mussolini is among us again. The war is over, his Claretta is gone and everything seems changed. Apparently. His return is casually filmed by Andrea Canaletti, a young documentary filmmaker with great aspirations but very few successes. Believing him to be a comedian, Canaletti decides to make Mussolini into the protagonist of a documentary that will finally consecrate him to the world of cinema. The two thus begin a surreal cohabitation, that between trips to Italy and curious moments of confrontation with today’s Italians. This leads the Duce to become more and more notorious and recognized, to the point of becoming the protagonist of a TV show and making up his mind to reconquer the country …
A politically incorrect comedy that poses a disturbing question: what if he really comes back?.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Luca Miniero (born 17 January 1967) is an Italian director and screenwriter. Born in Naples, after graduating in Letters Miniero moved to Milan where he started working as a director of commercial shorts. In 1998 he started collaborating with Paolo Genovese co-writing and co-directing the short film La scoperta di Walter; the duo made their feature film debut in 2002, with the critical acclaimed comedy film A Neapolitan Spell.
Miniero made his solo-directing debut in 2010, directing the box office hit Benvenuti al Sud.