Here’s the official trailer of Yuri Esposito, one of the three finalist feature films of the first edition of Biennale College – Cinema. Directed by Alessio Fava and produced by Max Chicco, Yuri Esposito stars Matteo Lanfranchi as the slowest man on Earth. Here’s the full synopsis (SPOILERS):
Yuri Esposito is a 40-year-old man who lives in a state of perpetual slowness that he keeps under control by taking a daily vaccine which makes him move at a fifth of the speed of normal people. Without the vaccine, discovered by Vittorio, the father of his wife Lucia, he would slow down to the point of complete immobility. Notwithstanding this “syndrome,” he leads a happy life: he has a wife who loves him, an excellent job as a restorer and a great passion for the discipline of static apnea. Lucia tells Yuri she is pregnant. Yuri, believing himself incapable of being a good father, decides to try an experimental treatment to change his condition: to speed him up. For this he puts himself in the hands of Vittorio who, brushing up his knowledge, succeeds in finding a cure, turning him into a “normal” person. But the treatment fails. Yuri is unable to come to terms with this. Seized with anguish decides, he doesn’t want to become a father. Lucia, distraught, leaves. Yuri now is alone and slow and he understands that, to be happy and overcome his fears, he just has to learn to accept himself. So he tapes a message on a recorder that he leaves in front of the door of Vittorio’s house. Lucia finds the recorder and listens to the message. Several months later, Lucia and Yuri are in the water with their baby. Happy.
Screenings at the 70. Venice Internazional Film Festival:
- Friday 30th August, 2.30pm, Sala Perla
- Sunday 1st September, 9.00am, Sala Pasinetti (Industry only)
- Tuesday 3rd September, 8.00pm, Sala Perla 2
- Saturday 7th September, 6.30pm, Sala Casinò
Yuri Esposito is also part of the program of the Web Theatre: it will be available for viewing around the world in streaming concurrently with the official screening on the Lido on the 30th August. Further info here.