Guido, a temporary university researcher, is troubled and chronically undecided and now, after 6 years living together, his girlfriend has dumped him and thrown him out of house. And so it begins, his wandering from house to house as a ‘Guest’ of friends and relatives, looking for the answers to save him from falling adrift. To escape from the uncertainties of what he really is and would like to be, from the doubts on his most intimate desires, to save him from the little space he feels trapped in, which is what he just needs to imagine his future – like all young people today – he leaves on a journey in search for a new perspective. On the trees of contemporary society, Guido is like our ‘Baron in the Trees’, like the character in the same novel by the Italian author Italo Calvino – 1957. The branches are his friends, relatives and acquaintances. Each house he will end up in will be like a raft on which, as a ‘Guest’, he will be able to explore new worlds, with his eyes so close and at the same time detached. So he will eventually find himself, and that place he needs, even to imagine.
Partners & financing
ITALY (MOOD FILM 60%) FRANCE (HOUSE ON FIRE 40%)
RAI CINEMA - Associate Producer (Italy) - Assigned 120.000 MiBACT/ CNC - Development Fund for French-Italian Co-productions - Assigned 45.000 Tax Credit - Automatic 78.000 euros MiBAC (Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities) RAI Cinema - Pre Sale Free TV - Assigned 60.000 CNC - Cinema du Monde - National fund for co-productions FRANCE- Regional Fund Other: TV Pre Sale (Pay Tv/ Distributor MG) Eurimage Sales Agent