I racconti dell’orso is a new film directed by two young guys from Rome, Samuele Silvestri and Olmo Amati. This movie is very significant for the Italian cinema because it was shot with an innovative approach. The two directors in fact fully stage-managed the film, from the recitation to direction. For their debut in the world of cinema, they decided to initiate an improvised journey through Finland and Norway.
In a world abandoned by humans, a mechanical monk follows a strange little red man. After crossing forests, ghost towns, and desolate plains, the two odd characters reach the top of a magic hill. They discover a torn teddy bear which bad shape reconciles the two who join forces hoping to bring the inanimate toy to life in order to escape the void surrounding them.
From the Synopsis the naive approach is immediately apparent, the story is, in fact, a mix of fantasy, comedy and children’s novels. Because of the plot or the low budget production, it may not be a movie accessible to all, but one thing for sure, it won’t go unnoticed. The film has been already presented to a number of international festivals and was released from the 12th of March to Italian cinemas.