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A Greyhound of a Girl by italian director Enzo D'Alo at Berlinale
February 14, 2023
A Greyhound of a Girl by italian director Enzo D'AlÚ at Berlinale
One of the best-known Italian veterans of the animated productions industry is certainly Enzo D'AlÚ, who is ready to return with a new feature film in competition at the Berlinale Generation Kplus.
Enzo D'AlÚ, screenwriter and director of titles such as Zorba and Lucky, Momo and Opopomoz, among the most famous, returns with the feature film A Greyhound of a Girl (Italian Mary e lo Spirito di Mezzanotte), written by D'AlÚ with Dave Ingham and taken from the book with the same name by Roddy Doyle.
The story sees Mary, an 11-year-old girl with an irrepressible passion for cooking: she wants to become a great chef. Her grandmother Emer, with whom she has a very special relationship, encourages her to make her dream come true. But every path has her own obstacles, even unpredictable ones, and tackling them can become an adventure. Mary thus begins an exciting journey that overcomes the barriers of time, in which four generations of women will be able to confront each other and get to know each other deeply. A delicate story of growing up, full of irony.
With the design by Peter De SŤve (Ice Age, Mulan, Finding Nemo) and music by David Rhodes (< i>Zorba and Lucky), the film is produced by Paul Thiltges Distributions, Aliante, Jam Media, Rija Films, Amrion Production, Fish Blowing Bubbles, with the contribution of Italian Ministry of Culture.
The film has already been completed and is in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival in the "Generation Kplus" section.
"I am deeply proud to participate in the Berlinale, a Festival so attentive to content for the new generations; I would like to thank the artists and professionals who made the making of this film possible, during five difficult years crossed by countless problems and great transformations social", admitted the director. "This is a story in which every viewer cannot help but identify with and be moved, to the point of being gently involved. Mary, Scarlett, Emer and Tansey will allow us to face our contradictions in the hope of solving them with the irony and the lightness of an animated fairy tale."
Waiting for the first trailer, here are some images: