Drive Me Home

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    Drive Me Home

    Directed by

    Italy

    2018

    90 min

    • Italian

    Drama

    Antonio and Agostino grew up together in a small town in Sicily; they dreamt of living a different life, somewhere else. Now thirty-year-olds, they both live abroad but they lost touch years ago. When Antonio discovers that the house he grew up in, which had been empty for a long time, is about to be sold at auction, he decides to leave and reconnects with his childhood friend. But their lives have changed a lot. Old conflicts and new revelations bring them through Europe on a truck journey.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Nicola Adobati
    Marco D’Amore
    Vinicio Marchioni
    Lou Castel
    Jennifer Ulrich
    Chiara Muscato
    Screenplay
    Fabio Natale
    Simone Catania
    Cinematography
    Paolo Ferrari
    Editing
    Chiara Griziotti
    Music
    Giorgio Giampà
    Aimée Portioli

    Director's Statement

    DRIVE ME HOME is the story of two best friends who reunite after years of silence and incommunicability. They are young emigrants, dissatisfied with the place where they were born and grew up, and this is why they decided to live “somewhere else.” Compared to the emigration we are witnessing today, which involves non-European countries, my protagonists Antonio and Agostino are Italians, profoundly solitary, and, like many others, they inevitably want to belong to a culture which isn’t their own. They are lost souls in search of a lifeline, of a value which our generation has trouble recognizing: their own origins.

    Production
    INDYCA FILMS
    Sales
    COCCINELLE FILM PLACEMENT
    Simone Catania

    Simone Catania

    Italy

    Simone Catania has been working for years in the European filmmaking business as director, producer and artist. Ever since 2001 Catania has been involved with contemporary art, creating video performances internationally acclaimed with high-profile artistes such as Janet Cardiff and Bures Miller, Kate Gilmore, Enzo Unbaca, Rebecca Belmore, Cesare Pietroiusti, Gareth James. In 2007, together with other professionals with an eye for quality projects, he co-founded Indyca, an indipendent production company based in Turin.