The trailer for “L’immensità” presents us with an intimate, painful and beautiful family history. With Penélope Cruz as headliner, these first images take us into a nostalgic universe where the joy of living is omnipresent despite the hardships.
The immensitya story of freedom…
With the help of a warm-hued trailer, The immensity takes us into the 70’s Rome where life is good… After Respiro (2002), Golden Door (2006) and Terraferma (2011) who already mentioned family stories on the shores of the Mediterranean, Emanuele Crialese returns with a new intimate story.
Clara, Italian mother of three, is played by the famous Spanish actress Penélope Cruz. In a world in transition where traditions evolve, she has to face a troubled family life… Despite the liberation of morals, her couple circumvents the life-saving divorce and stagnates in a bitterness in love. Closer to her children than to her husband, she sees herself becoming a spectator of a painful phase of introspection : his eldest daughter was born in the wrong body. Despite these difficult trials, she clings to her freedom and to his joy of living.
Personal and recurring themes
The director’s last three films already revolved around the family themeand in particular its malfunctions. The characters represented, such as the young Adri played by Luana Giuliani, go to against the current, creating disruptive waves. Here they are a young girl wishing to be a boy and a wife asking for a divorce. L’intimate balance is then turned upside down, a mirror situation of a society undergoing social change…
The questioning of traditions and morals is a must in the films of Emanuele Crialese, who draws inspiration for this from his own experience… The immensity has always been “his next film”, his most valuable, as he explains in the press kit. The warm atmosphere that we feel in the trailer comes from the memories of the artistic team, all united in this search:
This is my most personal film, a trip down memory lane through memories, sometimes precise, sometimes vague, and impressions of a time past, revisited and reworked through the prism of the experience I have acquired. today. (…) I asked all my collaborators to play with their memories: family photos, Polaroids, all those things that belong to our childhood past (…). The result is the synthesis of our pasts, our families, our places, our colors, our atmospheres.