Alessandro Gassmann • Director of The Great Silence
"It's a story of things unsaid, and silences work much better in cinema than they do in theatre"
VENICE 2021: The Italian actor-director brings Maurizio De Giovanni's stage play of the same name to the big screen, in which a once well-off family is forced to face up to their own secrets
In his third feature film as a director, The Great Silence [+see also:
interview: Alessandro Gassmann
film profile], Alessandro Gassmann brings Maurizio De Giovanni's stage play of the same name to the big screen. In the film, which is being presented as a special event in the 18th Giornate degli Autori at Venice, a once well-off family is forced to sell their house and face up to their own secrets and silence.