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Filming to commence on Giorgio Diritti's Volevo nascondermi in May

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- The new film by the director of The Man Who Will Come tells the story of Antonio Ligabue and is due to star Elio Germano. A Palomar production

Filming to commence on Giorgio Diritti's Volevo nascondermi in May
Director Giorgio Diritti and actor Elio Germano

Shooting is due to kick off in May on Giorgio Diritti's new film, Volevo nascondermi (lit. "I Wanted to Hide"), which tells the story of the great Naïve movement Italian painter Antonio Ligabue, produced by Carlo Degli Esposti's Palomar. The artist from Reggio Emilia (1899-1965), one of the protagonists of the international contemporary art scene, will be brought to life by Elio Germano (winner of Best Actor at Cannes in 2010 for Our Life [+see also:
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and recently seen in Holding Hands [+see also:
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by Gianni Amelio). This the fourth feature by Diritti following the award-winning The Wind Blows Round [+see also:
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(2005), The Man Who Will Come [+see also:
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(2009 - winner of a David di Donatello for Best Film in 2010, among many other awards) and There Will Come a Day [+see also:
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(2013), starring Jasmine Trinca.

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Written by Giorgio Diritti, Tania Pedroni and Fredo Valla, the screenplay tells the story of Antonio Ligabue, an imaginative painter of the Naïve movement who painted tigers, gorillas, lions and jaguars living in the endless poplar woods of the Po floodplains. A hard life that was also somewhat of a fairytale: the story of a lonely and marginalised child who found a means of redemption in painting, allowing him to express himself and to be adored by the world. The extraordinary events that characterised Ligabue’s life offer an important starting point for reflection on the value of "diversity." Every person has a precious individuality that, beyond appearance, can be a gift for the whole community. 

Filming on Volevo nascondermi will begin in May 2018 and will mainly take place in the region of Reggio Emilia, focusing on the places where the great painter spent most of his life.

It's worth noting that Palomar, creator of great television hits such Montalbano and Braccialetti rossi, is currently working on the filming and development of two new international series in English: The Name of the Rose and Gheddafi. In cinemas, among recent productions, it has also produced the likes of Leopardi [+see also:
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by Mario Martone on the life of the poet Giacomo Leopardi (5 David di Donatellos, including Best Actor for Elio Germano), Piuma [+see also:
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by Roan Johnson, in competition at Venice in 2016, Tommaso [+see also:
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by Kim Rossi Stuart, out of competition at the Lido the same year, and Rupert Everett's directorial debut, The Happy Prince [+see also:
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, screened at this year's Berlinale.

(Translated from Italian)

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