The Hummingbird


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Produced by: Domenico Procacci, co-produced by Anne-Dominique Toussaint


Release: 14 October

Genre: Drama

Country: Italy

Direction Francesca Archibugi
Screenplay Francesca Archibugi, Laura Paolucci, Francesco Piccolo
From the novel by Sandro Veronesi “The Hummingbird” published by “La Nave di Teseo”
Music Battista Lena
Photography Luca Bigazzi
Assistant Director Elisabetta Boni
Costumes Lina Nervi Taviani
Scenography Alessandro Vannucci
Editing Esmeralda Calabria

with Pierfrancesco Favino, Kasia Smutniak, Bérénice Bejo, Laura Morante, Sergio Albelli, Benedetta Porcaroli, Massimo Ceccherini, Fotonì Peluso, Francesco Centorame, Pietron Ragusa, Valeria Cavalli and Nanni Moretti.

This is the tale of the life of Marco Carrera, known as Colibrì or “the hummingbird”: a life of fateful coincidences, loss, and stories of absolute love.
The plot moves forward on the strength of recollections that allow us to leap from one period to another, from one era to another, in a fluid time ranging from the early 1970s to a near future.
It is at sea that Marco meets Luisa Lattes, a beautiful, unusual young woman – a lifelong love never to be consummated and never to be extinguished.
His conjugal life will be a different one, in Rome, with Marina and their daughter Adele.
Marco will be hurled back to Florence by an implacable destiny that subjects him to the harshest tests. He will find Marina’s psychoanalyst Daniele Carradori to protect him and teach him how to accept the most unexpected changes of course.
Il Colibrì is the story of the ancestral force of life, of the arduous struggle we all make to withstand what at times appears intolerable – also by wielding the powerful weapons of illusion, happiness and good cheer.