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Riccardo Scamarcio – If Only #CinemaMadeinItaly2020

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Riccardo Scamarcio talks to us about playing two very differing father figures in If Only and Stolen Days.

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PODCAST | Sarah Bradbury interviews Riccardo Scamarcio, actor of the film If Only.

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We sit down with Riccardo Scamarcio to discuss his two very differing father figure roles in films If Only and Stolen days, both presented at the Cinema Made in Italy festival in London. If Only is the feature debut of film producer Ginevra Elkann and Scamarcio shared his experience of working with her on her first and very personal film alongside child actors also performing in their first film. He also spoke about the contrasting father role he played as a bona fide criminal in noir Stolen Days.

If Only:  Alma, Jean and Sebastiano, three tight-knit siblings live in Paris in the safe, albeit bizarre, bourgeois world of their Russian-Orthodox mother. One day they are suddenly packed and sent off into the arms of their absent, unconventional and completely broke Italian father Carlo, who has no idea how to look after himself, let alone his kids. Despite the daily challenges and tensions, the children can’t help but hope for the family to be reunited. “Captivating drama of a connected family that is a partly autobiographical and impressive debut from noted producer Ginevra Elkann” – Adrian Wootton, curator of Cinema Made in Italy, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Sarah Bradbury
  • Guest
    Riccardo Scamarcio
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    If Only
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