‘Marx Can Wait’ by Marco Bellocchio is the ‘Film of the Year’ at Nastri d’Argento 2022. The Italian film journalists (SNGCI) announce who will present the awards in Rome at the Maxxi National Museum of 21st Century Art next Monday , 20
A decision that includes among the titles of the most interesting and exciting cinema of the year, the very personal journey into the family memory of an author who, with this film, adds to nostalgia the painful story of a collective and above all intimate feeling.
The elaboration of a very serious grief, in fact, becomes in the film a reflection on life and death in an investigation that deals with unresolved feelings and is finally revealed with clear sincerity in the face of a tragic event experienced within the walls of the family home and never seen together: the suicide of Camillo, Marco’s twin brother, who died on December 27 of a feverish year and great changes like 1968.
“Marx can wait left a special mark on cinematic history during this life-changing time,” said Laura Delli Colli, President on behalf of the SNGCI National Board. “For this reason we have selected it among the films, not even among the excellences, only in the world and in the ‘category’ of the most touching and clear cinema of the real”.
The film is a Kavac Film, Ibc Movie, Tender Stories production with Rai Cinema in collaboration with Fondazione Cineteca Bologna.
Produced in collaboration with the Lazio Region-Fondo per il Cinema e l’Audiovisivo, Produced by Simone Gattoni and Beppe Caschetto, co-produced by Malcom Pagani and Moreno Zani, Executive Produced by Michel Merkt and Alessio Lazzareschi and distributed by 01 Distribution. Selected to premiere in Cannes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, which celebrated Marco Bellocchio with the Palme d’Or of Honour.