ELSA & FRED

By Michael RADFORD

RIO NEGRO - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

The movie tells the story of two senior citizens: Elsa and Fred. They live in the same building and after an incident that forces them to meet, they begin to get to know each other. A romance is born and they both view it as their last chance at happiness.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michael RADFORD
    • Writer(s)
    • Anna PAVIGNANO, Michael RADFORD, Mike BELL
    • Producer(s)
    • Matthias EHRENBERG (RIO NEGRO PRODUCCIONES), Nicolas VEINBERG (DEFIANT PICTURES), José LEVY (CREATIVE ANDINA), Ricardo KLEINBAUM (RIO NEGRO PRODUCCIONES), Ed SAXON
    • Synopsis
    • “Elsa and Fred” is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in ‘La Dolce Vita’ at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive.
      Fred is a bit younger than Elsa and has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes.
      Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live -- be it more or less -- is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases. Fred surrenders to Elsa's frenzy, to her youth, to her boldness, to her beautiful madness. And this is how Fred learns how to live. When he learns about Elsa’s terminal illness, he decides to make her dream come true and takes Elsa to Rome to reenact with her the famous scene at the Fontana di Trevi.
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