Italy’s Nanni Moretti breaks a five-year hiatus (from feature films) with his thirteenth narrative, Tre piani, which is also the director’s first adaptation. Moretti assembles a high profile cast including Riccardo Scamarcio, Margherita Buy, Alba Rohrwacher, Adriano Giannini, Elena Lietti, Denise Tantucci, Alessandro Sperduti, Anna Bonaiuto, Paolo Graziosi, Tommaso Ragno, Stefano Dionisi and himself. Cinematographer Michele D’Attanasio (Gomorrah, 2014) lensed the feature, produced through Sacher Film, Fandando, RAI Cinema and Le Pacte. Moretti has competed seven times in Cannes, with 1978’s Ecco Bombo, 1994’s Dear Diary (winning Best Director), 1998’s Aprile, 2001’s The Son’s Room (which won the Palme d’Or), 2006’s The Caiman, 2011’s We Have a Pope and 2015’s Mia Madre (winning the Ecumenical Jury Prize). Moretti competed once in Berlin, in 1986 with his 1985 title The Mass Is Ended (which won a Silver Bear Special Jury Prize) and competed once in Venice with 1981’s Sweet Dreams (which won a Special Jury Prize). 1989’s Red Wood Pigeon was programmed in Venice out of competition.
Gist: Based on a novel by Eshkol Nevo and adapted by Federica Pontremoli and Valia Santella, Three Floors is about three families who live on three different floors told in three different chapters.
Release Date/Prediction: Filmed in March through May of 2019, we expect Moretti to compete in Cannes for the eighth time in 2020.