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From September 29 at the cinema with 01 Distribution Dante, biographical film by Pupi Avati (He still speaks to me) which tells the life of the great poet Dante Alighieri, played by Alessandro Sperduti, told …

From September 29 at the cinema with 01 Distribution Dante, biographical film by Pupi Avati (He still speaks to me) which tells the life of the great poet Dante Alighieri, played by Alessandro Sperduti, told by Giovanni Boccaccio (Sergio Castellitto), first biographer of the father of the Italian language. In his “Trattatello in Laude di Dante”, Boccaccio retraces the events of his human life, a very complex story in a succession of lights and shadows largely destined to remain so. The official plot: September 1350. Giovanni Boccaccio is instructed to bring ten gold florins as symbolic compensation to Sister Beatrice, daughter of Dante Alighieri, a nun in Ravenna at the monastery of Santo Stefano degli Ulivi. Dante died in exile in 1321 while his fame, thanks to the popularization of the Comedy, spread everywhere. His last twenty years were terrible, in constant flight, seeking hospitality in the various courts, with a sentence to be burned and beheaded both for him and for his sons who in turn fled Florence. Meanwhile, in the Tuscan capital, the balance of power has changed profoundly and the city is seeking a reconciliation, albeit posthumous, with a fellow citizen of such worth. The ten florins would be the symbolic compensation for the confiscation of property and the sentence to be burned alive and beheaded nearly half a century earlier by the Florentine municipality. Against this part of the ecclesial world which considers the Comedy as a diabolical work, Giovanni Boccace accepts this mission in the conviction that he can carry out an investigation on Dante which will allow him to tell the human story and the injustices suffered. During his long journey, Boccaccio, in addition to his daughter, will meet those who, in the last years of exile from Ravenna, gave refuge and offered hospitality and who, on the contrary, rejected and put the fleeing exile. Retracing part of Dante’s journey from Florence to Ravenna, stopping in the same convents, in the same villages, in the same castles, at the opening of the same libraries, in the questions he asks and in the answers he he obtains, Boccaccio reconstructs the human story of Dante, to the point of being able to tell us his whole story. The film tells the human story of Dante Alighieri, certainly among the greatest and best known in the world. The cast of “Dante” includes: Sergio Castellitto (Giovanni Boccaccio), Alessandro Sperduti (the young Dante), Enrico Lo Verso (Donato degli Albanzani), Alessandro Haber (Abbot of Vallombrosa), Gianni Cavina (Piero Giardina), Leopoldo Mastelloni ( Bonifacio VIII), Ludovica Pedetta (Gemma Donati), Romano Reggiani (Guido Cavalcanti), Carlotta Gamba (Beatrice), Paolo Graziosi (Alighiero di Bellincione), Mariano Rigillo (Meneghino Mezzani), Valeria D’Obici (Sister Beatrice), Giulio Pizzirani (Aged Dante), Erica Blanc (Aged Gemma Donati), Morena Gentile (Donna gozzuta), Milena Vukotic (Rigattiera).

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