If Life Gives You Lemons
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    If Life Gives You Lemons

    Un giorno all'improvviso

    Directed by

    Italy

    2018

    88 min

    • Italian

    Drama

    Antonio is seventeen years old and has a dream: to be a footballer in a great team. He lives in a small town in a province of Campania, a land where getting away is not always that easy. What makes the situation even more complex is the beautiful Miriam, a sweet but highly problematic mother whom he loves more than any other person in the world. In addition, Carlo, Antonio's father, abandoned them when he was very young and Miriam is obsessed with the idea of ​​rebuilding her family. Suddenly life seems to give Antonio and Miriam a real opportunity: a talent scout, Michele Astarita, is looking for young promises to bring in the Primavera of Parma and when he sees him play, Antonio in the field is a real revelation. But every dream has a very high price to pay.

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    Cast
    Anna Foglietta
    Fabio De Caro
    Biagio Forestieri
    Screenplay
    Cosimo Calamini
    Ciro D'Emilio
    Cinematography
    Salvatore Landi
    Editing
    Gianluca Scarpa
    Music
    Bruno Falanga
    Production
    LUNGTA FILM
    Sales
    TRUE COLOURS

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    Ciro D'Emilio

    Ciro D'Emilio

    Italy

    Ciro D'Emilio (28 September 1986) was born in Pompeii and after finishing high school, he moved to Rome where he studied cinema at the University of RomaTre. In 2007 he wrote, produced and directed his first short film, THE OTHER. This short film, which deals with the serious problem of xenophobia, won many national and international awards, such as the Best European Short Award at the West Hollywood Int'l Film Festival 2008. With the same team produced and directed many music videos of Italian hip-hop music. In 2011 he created, with Manuela Ianniello, the Road to Pictures Films, and produced his second short film, "MASSIMO", which tells the story of a young Italian soldier on a mission in the Middle East. His feature-length debut, WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS (2018), premiered at the Venice Film Festival.