Venerdì, 19 Ottobre 2018
ROME

>>>ANSA/ Excitement high for Gomorra's return to screens

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(by Angela Majoli).
Rome, November 14 - Gomorra, the Italian
language-Neapolitan dialect series dealing with organised crime
in the suburbs of Naples, returns to prime-time television for
its third series on November 17.
It also debuts at the cinema, where the first few episodes of
the series inspired by the novel by anti-mafia author Roberto
Saviano will be screened as a preview in over 300 movie theatres
on November 14 and 15.
Ciro 'the immortal one', played by Marco D'Amore, is now a
shadow of his former self, while Genny, played by Salvatore
Esposito, has become the new clan leader and is wrestling with
the isolation and suspicion that inevitably accompany his new
responsibility.
"Burying a child is a dramatic moment, a point of no return:
this is why Ciro appears much more tired, with a long beard...
his flight (to Bulgaria) derives from the desire to throw
everything away and start over, but the past cannot be wiped
out," says D'Amore, whose character had his daughter murdered in
the second series.
This is why his proverbial "immortality becomes a sentence:
he goes through life, but perhaps he strongly wants to die."
This "desire for death" connects him to Genny.
"My character continues his descent into hell: now he is
accompanied by Azzurra (Ivana Lotito) and the young Pietro and
has chosen to become the head of the family that relegated him
to the role of simple Mafioso: but for this reason the number of
enemies has grown and the number of people he can trust has
dwindled," says Esposito.
"He has made a new ruthless pact with Ciro, we'll see how it
goes."
The new series has been written by Leonardo Fasoli,
Maddalena Ravagli and Ludovica Rampoldi and directed by Claudio
Cupellini and Francesca Comencini.
It "broadens its gaze to include the Scampias of Europe, the
outlying suburbs that all experience the same dimension: and
Gomorra interprets the grammar of violence, of business, of
profit," explains author Saviano.
"The hope is precisely in the storytelling, in the
possibility that Italy, by telling its own story, has managed to
find a model of analysis of power, also on an international
level."
The cast once again strongly rejects the idea that Gomorra is
a negative model carrying risks of emulation.
"Why don't we talk about the acting schools that attracted
young people after the series?" asks Esposito.
"Art doesn't teach, it doesn't soften, it isn't benevolent:
art divides," says D'Amore.
"In a reality in which politicians, administrators, people
who count make serious claims against minority groups, against
women, also with apparently stupid jokes that however leave
their mark, we present a cross-section of our country."
This time in order to do this D'Amore had to learn Bulgarian.
"I picked it up easily during a month's filming in Sofia, a
beautiful city. Eastern Europe is a marvellous place, which is
also imbued with suffering and devastation, but with bursts of
infinite beauty."

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