FLORENZA

By Matteo PICCININI

CURYLO - as PROD / FIN

Romance - Completed 2015

An artist meets a model during their brief stay in Florence and they spend four days together in a whirlwind of talks, yoga, artists interruptions and spiritual gurus giving advice.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Romance
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ITALIAN, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Matteo PICCININI
    • Writer(s)
    • Michael CURYLO
    • Producer(s)
    • Michael CURYLO (CURYLO)
    • Synopsis
    • This is a composition of the film FLORENZA, which is still in post-production. It is an “experiential romance” of two people who meet in Florence, Italy, in the vein of Before Sunrise but with modern spiritual touches.

      The goal is to be ready for the Italian festivals (Venice, Rome, Milan, Salento) all in a row for next Fall… Italian director, and technically all EU cast and crew (except for the Yoga teacher). It was filmed with a loose script, some improv dialogue and many scenes that did not make it in the film, so there are a lot of way to re-look at the film that I am working on and this is a draft of the story.

      WHIT and MONTSERRAT meet on the countryside and as they nervously evaluate each others connection, they keep extending their time together, from long walks on the countryside to going inside his artists fellowship, to then exploring Florence together. Their first day is a success but she is supposed to leave back to Paris in the morning rejecting his offer to do yoga class in the morning. Whit is somewhat distraught but her works is delayed - and they spend the morning at a strange yoga class led by philosopher JEAN, which is just the beginning of multiple strange experiences with artists and philosophers along the way who substantially challenge their relationship, views on happiness, and relationships. They also experiment with ideas of spiritual tools to help them move forward from their past relationships and traumas. Montserrat has her work go well, and Whit convinces her to stay another day to support his sale of his work to an art gallery. Afterwards they know they are each going their separate ways and have their own paths but, maybe they will meet again!


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