Caro diario

Nanni Moretti

IFFR 2021

  • 100'
  • Italy
  • 1994

Caro diario is divided into three chapters: ‘On My Vespa’, ‘Islands’ and ‘Doctors’. The first part is set in Rome, where Moretti visits his favourite neighbourhood Garbetella. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to make a film with only pans of houses?” he wonders. In part two, he visits a friend on the island of Lipari who has studied James Joyce’s Ulysses for eleven years and hasn’t watched television for thirty.

In the third part, Moretti films his own chemotherapy and tries various other cures and therapies. Caro diario is a heterogeneous yet coherent film, even in Moretti’s eyes, and he has said that the three parts together form an archipelago with separate sections as islands: the neighbourhoods of Rome, the Aeolian islands and the doctors isolated in their specialisations and unable to communicate with each other or with their patients.

Director
Nanni Moretti
Countries of production
Italy, France
Production Year
1994
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
100'
Medium
DCP
International title
Dear Diary
Language
Italian
Producers
Nanni Moretti, Angelo Barbagallo, Nella Banfi
Production Companies
Sacher Distribuzione, Banfilm
Sales
Fandango
Screenplay
Nanni Moretti
Cinematography
Giuseppe Lanci
Editor
Mirco Garrone
Production Design
Marta Maffucci
Music
Nicola Piovani
Cast
Nanni Moretti, Giulio Base, Carlo Mazzacurati, Renato Carpentieri, Conchita Airoldi, Roberto Nobile, Antonio Neiwiller
Local Distributor
Cinéart Netherlands