STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce the release of two newly restored films from the highly acclaimed writer, director and actor, Nanni Moretti. Debuting on UK Blu-ray for the first time, APRILE (1998) and, the Palme D’or winning, THE SON’S ROOM (La Stanza del Figlio, 2001) will be available to own from November 23. These stunning new restorations will also be available on DVD and Digital and are a welcome addition to the growing Vintage World Cinema Collection. These new restorations and digitisations were carried out in partnership with STUDIOCANAL and with the support of the CNC.

To celebrate these two releases, Studiocanal have offered us two copies of each of the films on Blu-ray to give away to two lucky readers!

Details on how to enter the competition are at the bottom of this page, but in the meantime, below is some information about the films:

Aprile

DIRECTED BY: Nanni Moretti
WRITTEN BY: Nanni Moretti
STARRING: Nanni Moretti, Silvio Orlando, Silvia Nono, Pietro Moretti, Agata Apicella Moretti
1998 / Cert: 12 / Total Running Time: 78 mins approx

Nanni Moretti’s semi-autobiographical and humorous account of his experiences in fatherhood was nominated for a Palme D’or on its release in 1998. Beginning when his wife Silvia (played by Moretti’s actual wife, Silvia Nono) announces her pregnancy, family, work and politics mingle in a charming light-hearted tale with a large helping of irony and humour.

Following the general election of 1994, won by the centre-right coalition led by Silvio Berlusconi, Moretti is encouraged by a journalist friend to make a documentary about the current political situation in Italy.

Two years pass, another election is held, and he has still made no progress with his documentary. He starts another project (a musical about a Trotskyist pastry chef in the 1950’S) but becomes disillusioned and increasingly distracted by the pregnancy. When his son Pietro is born and the centre-left coalition Ulivo wins the election, he continues to try to shoot his documentary, but with the film remaining unfinished he must learn to stop hesitating in order to complete his passion project.

DVD / Blu-Ray Extras include Le cercle du cinéma (Festival de Cannes 1998).

The Son’s Room

DIRECTED BY: Nanni Moretti
WRITTEN BY: Nanni Moretti
STARRING: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Giuseppe Sanfelice, Jasmine Trinca
2001 / Cert: 15 / Total Running Time: 99 mins approx

Nanni Moretti writes, directs and stars in this Palme D’or winning story of family grief and bereavement. Psychiatrist Giovanni (Moretti) lives happily with his family in a small Italian coastal town. One Sunday he is due to spend time with his son Andrea (Giuseppe Sanfelicem, AmeriQua), when he receives an anguished call from Oscar, one of his patients, and feels he must go and see him instead; however later that afternoon Andrea accidentally drowns in a diving accident.

Over the following weeks, Giovanni, his wife Paola (Laura Morante, Cherry on the Cake), and daughter Irene (Jasmine Trinca, The Gunman), remain shell-shocked with grief; with Giovanni suspending his practice, and relations between himself and Paola becoming increasingly difficult. When a letter then arrives from a girl who Andrea had met the previous summer, who none of the family knew anything about, they all become curious to learn more about this person who meant so much to their departed son and brother.

DVD / Blu-Ray Extras include an Interview with Nanni Moretti and Laura Morante (Cannes Film Festival 2001).

BOTH AVAILABLE ON DVD, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL ON NOVEMBER 23

ENTERING THE COMPETITION:

To enter you simply need to share the competition on social media AND email us your details.

To use Twitter to share the competition, follow us @blueprintrev and copy and paste the following into a Tweet:

#competition @blueprintrev @StudiocanalUK Win #NanniMoretti films on Blu-ray http://blueprintreview.co.uk/2020/10/competition-win-aprile-and-the-sons-room

Or you can share the page on Facebook by pasting the link or using the appropriate share icons below (don’t forget to ‘Like’ us too): www.facebook.com/bpreview

Once you’ve shared/tweeted the competition, you need to email us (subject – ‘Nanni Moretti Competition’) with your name and postal address to: info@blueprintreview.co.uk

2 winners will be picked at random when the competition has closed. The competition is only open to residents of the UK – one entry per person. The competition ends on 27th November 2020 at 12pm. The winners will be contacted by email soon after that date.

Your details will not be kept for any purposes other than to contact you if you win and then for the PR company handling the competition to post your prize.

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