Qhis 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is special for Jasmine Trinca. Not only because the actress is part of the international jury. But also because, among this year’s projections, There will be also Marcel!his first film since movie director.
Jasmine Trinca, her first film as a director
Marcel! (from 1 June to the cinema) will be presented in the Official Selection in the section Special Séances. The film of 93 minutes – which in the cast boasts the presence of names such as Alba Rohrwacher, Maayane Conti, Giovanna Ralli, Umberto Orsini, Dario CantarelliValentina Cervi, Valeria Golino and Giuseppe Cederna – is a Cinemaundici and Totem Atelier production with Rai Cinema.
The plot of Marcel!
The story draws on the actress’s personal experience: that of a little girl who loves her mother. And her mother loves Marcel, her dog. This intertwining is at the basis of the construction of the whole affair. Because an unpredictable event will bring the two women on a journey, pushing them to get closer and to rediscover the geography of their love.
Jasmine Trinca: “A fabulous reworking of the experience”
Presenting his first work as a director, Jasmine he explained precisely that «all this starts from a photograph. It depicted my mother holding my hand on the edge of a wood. Behind us a sunny landscape, but in front of us? The color of that photo I would have defined the color of memory. Not nostalgia, like a sepia-toned color photo, but an indefinable and nuanced color, burnt by the sun, just crossed and inspired by the “dark forest” ready to welcome and protect that two-way step“.
It’s still: “Between dream and reality. This is where this film is located. A fairytale or rather fabulous reworking of the experience, trying to understand it, exorcise it, make it universal. Dirty clothes that are not washed at home but that become flags to be waved, programmatic hymns: “Life is due to art”. After all, all that experience, that heavy baggage impossible to leave, will also have served some purpose. To make a movie. But no. Nothing is more important and ephemeral than living. Not even a film that remains (or maybe not). Life is therefore owed to life“.
A career that began with Son’s room
The debut of the actress born in 1981 comes in 2001 with Son’s room by Nanni Moretti, Palme d’Or, where she plays the daughter of the protagonist and Laura Morante. Since that time her career has been a steady climb, since The best youth by Marco Tullio Giordana (2003) a Handbook of love by Giovanni Veronesi (2005) and Criminal novel by Michele Placido (2005).
With Nanni Moretti she returned to work in 2006, ne The Caiman. While in the following years he collaborated with Riccardo Milani (Plan, alone2007), Michele Placido (The big dream2009), Bertrand Bonello (The Apollonides2011) and Emmanuel Mouret (One other way2013).
Won a Silver Ribbon for Best Actress in a Leading Role for One day you have to go by Giorgio Rights e Honey by Valeria Golino, both from 2013. Two years later she is in the international cast of The Gunman by Pierre Morel and stars in Nobody saves himself alone by Sergio Castellitto e Wonderful Boccaccio of the Taviani brothers. In 2017 she wins the Interpretation Award in the section Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Lucky by Sergio Castellitto. Thanks to this film he also takes home a David di Donatello and a Nastro d’Argento
The latest roles: from The Goddess Fortuna to The Catholic School
In recent years he has returned to the camera with different roles. From the intense interpretation of Ilaria Cucchi in the film On my skin by Alessio Cremonini (2018, presented at the Venice Film Festival) in the role of Annamaria ne The Goddess Fortuna by Ferzan Ozpetek, thanks to which he won a David di Donatello and a Nastro d’Argento. But also Euphoria by Valeria Golino (who appears as an actress in her first film as a director), Cross and delight by Simone Godano (which earned her a Golden Globe as best actress) e Simple Women by Chiara Malta.
The list continues with Romantic guide to lost places by Giorgia Farina, The Story of My Wife by Ildikó Enyedi, Super heroes by Paolo Genovese e The Catholic School by Stefano Mordini. More recently, Jasmine Trinca made her debut on multiple fronts. In 2018 she made her debut in the theater ne The Maladie de la mort and in 2020 he launched his first short film as a director, BMM – Being My Mom.
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