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Follow Your Heart

A Feature film by Cristina Comencini

Release in France : 12/03/1997

    Synopsis

    In a lonely house on the Carso plateau near Trieste, an elderly woman decides to write a long letter in the shape of a diary to her granddaughter. She knows that time is short for her and, with this love letter, wishes to renew a relationship that has been made difficult not only the young girl's adolescent crisis but also by the tragic death of her own daughter. She is therefore forced to look back over her own life: her rigid, bourgeois upbringing, her marriage of convenience with a kind but boring man, her secret affair with her daughter's father. Through the story of several generations of women, without false modesty or rhetoric but harshness at times, she tells her granddaughter about herself and invites her to carry out the same "journey" as her: a journey of self-exploration, far from false values and clichés, while above all listening to the voice of the heart.

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    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    GMT Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Videa S.p.A

    Foreign production companies :

    Videa S.p.A, Project Filmproduktions

    French distribution :

    Polygram

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    Subject

    When Carla Cattani asked me to adapt my novelfor the screen, I immediately thought of Cristina Comencini. Once she accepted, I left everything in her hands. Cristina Comencini was able to use her approach, her sensitivity and her "art" to tell a story that henceforward belongs to her. I didn't renounce all interest in her work but I simply remained discreet. I read the screenplay and I was stunned by the extraordinary job that she had done. I went to the set for the first day of shooting to show her that I was with her. And, with the same self-control, I went to see "her" film that had the same title as "my" book. (Susanna Tamaro -

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    Full credits (8)

    Author of original work :

    Susanna Tamaro

    Director of Photography :

    Roberto Forza

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurette Monconduit

    Music Composers :

    Alessio Vlad, Claudio Capponi

    Screenwriters :

    Cristina Comencini, Roberta Mazzoni

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Louis Ducarme

    Editor :

    Giovanni Baragli

    Costume designer :

    Antonella Berardi

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Italy, Germany)

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    12/03/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    89.425

    Visa issue date :

    19/03/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color