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Dolce Farniente

Dolce Farniente

A Feature film by Nae Caranfil

Produced by Mact Productions

Release in France : 31/03/1999

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Mact Productions

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France 2 Cinéma, K2

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December 1816. Enter, stage right, the 33-year-old writer Henri Beyle (later known as Stendhal) who stops at Terracina on his way from Rome to Naples. Enter, stage left, the 24-year-old composer Gioacchino Rossini, on his way from Naples to Rome, who halts at the same border town (then on the edge of the Kingdom of Naples). In center stage is an inn and a palace. Also center stage are an exiled aristocrat, his flighty wife and his overly melancholic female cousin.


"Dolce Far Niente" is a subtly, rigorously written film that takes us back to Stendhal's literary Italy. I'm pleased to discover it conveys the same pleasure I had when reading not only Frédéric Vitoux's "La Comédie de Terracina" but also Henry Beyle's Italian stories with their heroines, their architecture, their music. "Dolce Far Niente" is a paean to Italian beauty as imagined by the French."

(Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Producer)

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre

Screenwriter :

Nae Caranfil

Sound Recordist :

Henri Morelle

Editor :

Maryline Montieux

Music Composer :

Nicola Piovani

Line Producer :

Alberto Passone

Director of Photography :

Christian Comezga

Press Attaché (film) :

Corinne de Bury

Production Designer :

Elena Ricci Poccetto

Costume designer :

Christian Gasc

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Feature film

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French, Italian

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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Festival Selections (2)


Namur International French-Language Film Festival - 1998

Namur International French-Language Film Festival (Belgium, 1998)


Golden Bayard for Best Screenplay