Internationally renowned Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores is shooting “Napoli-New York“, his sixth film in Trieste, confirming the attraction of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region to the world of cinema. The film will be based on an unpublished subject by Federico Fellini and Tullio Pinelli, which plot tells the story of Carmine and Celestina, two children trying to survive in the ruins of postwar Naples. They then decide to embark, with the goal of joining their sister in New York.
The protagonists, played by young actors Dea Lanzaro and Antonio Guerra, are joined by Pierfrancesco Favino as the ship’s marshal.
The film is being produced by Isabella Cocuzza and Arturo Paglia for Paco Cinematografica, in collaboration with Rai Cinema and the contribution of the FVG Film Commission – PromoTurismoFVG, while the distribution will be handled by 01Distribution.
Shootings will involve a crew of 41 permanent technicians, with the addition of about 20 part-time technicians and local workers. More than 100 people, including the main actors, will stay in local hotels. The production will spend nearly 1.5 million euros in the area, making a significant contribution to the local economy.
The film’s main locations will be in Trieste, including Palazzo Carciotti, Porto Vecchio, Salone degli Incanti, Stazione Marittima, Palazzo Berlam, Piazza S. Giovanni, Chiesa S. Antonio, Caffè San Marco, Palazzo Vivante, Pasticceria Bomboniera, Stock and the exteriors of the Savoia Excelsior Palace.
Filming, which began on May 15, will last 28 days. Taking into account also the preparation period, the crew will be busy for twelve weeks between Naples, Trieste, Rijeka and Cinecittà studios.
“Fellini used to shoot everything at Cinecittà’s Teatro 5, and Trieste has become my Teatro 5.” – Gabriele Salvatores