Michele Astori – Scriptwriter
Michele Astori, who was also born in Palermo like the film’s director, is co-author of the script together with Pierfrancesco Diliberto and Marco Martani.
Astori’s background sees him author of historical TV programmes and documentaries: he has also worked on various projects regarding the Mafia.
In recent years he has written a number of successful documentaries: In fabbrica by Francesca Comencini was presented at the Rome Film Festival, Come mio padre by Stefano Mordini at the Turin Film Festival and 1960 by Gabriele Salvatores, winner of the Nastro D’Argento (2011), at the Venice Film Festival.
His works for television include: Altra Storia (2004-2009), Passato prossimo (2005), Complotti (2009-2010).
Marco Martani – Scriptwriter
Marco Martani, scriptwriter and director, was born in Spoleto in 1968.
Having completed a Literature degree at the Sapienza University in Rome, he made his debut as a cinema critique for Cineforum and Sentieri Selvaggi. He soon started writing scripts, in partnership with Fausto Brizzi, for a number of films for Neri Parenti that went on to become blockbusters. In partnership with Brizzi he also gave life to other very successful productions, including Notte prima degli esami, Notte prima degli esami – Oggi, EX, Maschi contro femmine and Femmine contro maschi. He won the Nastro d’Argento for Best Screenplay for EX. His first film as a director, the metropolitan noir Cemento armato (2007), was distributed in over 40 countries. In 2011 he wrote the script for Amici miei – Come tutto ebbe inizio for Neri Parenti, for the TV movie (Sky) Un natale per 2 with Alessandro Gassman and Enrico Brignano and the 3D film by Fausto Brizzi Com’e’ bello far l’amore. In 2012 he was one of the scriptwriters of the Christmas comedy Un Natale con i Fiocchi for Sky and he wrote Pazze di me, another comedy directed by Fausto Brizzi