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The perfect dinner, a meeting with Salvatore Esposito, crew and director

Food is said as a means of salvation. This is where La Cena Perfetta begins, the comedy by Davide Minnella starring Salvatore Esposito and Greta Scarano that from today until April 28 will be in cinemas and then visible on platforms.

Like a dish prepared from a fusion of different ingredients, La Cena Perfetta is a well-balanced mix of different genres: there’s romantic comedy, typical action crime, a sprinkle of humor that never hurts, mixed records that tell the story of Carmen (Salvatore Esposito), Camorista With a good heart and a bit of a mess, who leaves Naples to run a restaurant in Rome to launder dirty money on behalf of his boss who looks a bit like his putative father (Gianfranco Gallo). In Rome he collides to find himself teaming up with Consuelo (Greta Scarano), a talented and grouchy chef in search of perfection. A Daredevil Rise to Success: Mixing Camorra, haute cuisine and sentiment will end up in a relentless battle against ruthless critics and dangerous criminals. The love for food and the dream of winning a Michelin star will give them a second chance and a chance for redemption.

The importance of cooking

In addition to providing value to all heroes, the kitchen is the fulcrum of this story. Davide Minnella wanted to realistically recreate the ambiance and fast paced cuisine of a starred restaurant, so much so that he wanted real chefs on stage to make up the kitchen team.

Furthermore, to form Grata Scarano, Gianluca Fru of The Jackal (who plays Rosario in the movie) and other cast, star chef Cristina Bowerman was called in as a consultant.

“It’s a movie about food, but it’s also a crime comedy with some romantic notes. The gist of this movie, the element from which conflict and history arise, is the clash between two worlds: the upscale kitchen and the underworld of course. But also the encounter and conflict between two completely different characters that you’ll learn, During the story, love and accept each other in a completely unusual way “explains the director who is known for his autograph on many TV shows as an author” I tried, on the one hand, to be very meticulous, showing skill and attentiveness, mixed with the performance anxiety that characterizes the preparation of a large dish, and on the other hand, I moving the camera almost frantically between utensils, food, and cutlery in order to show the dance of colours, flavors, and emotions that I hope it entails.”

Salvatore Esposito, comedy and his new projects

Having finally ended Gomora’s dismissal by saying goodbye to Jenny Savastano, Salvatore Esposito is increasingly ready to show his maturity as an actor by launching into other film genres. Here he plays with comedy, and proves that he is comfortable with this recording. In The Perfect Dinner, he not only starred but also collaborated on the script with Minnella and the writing team.

The Perfect Dinner won’t be the only comedy we’ll see this year. In the coming months we will see him in the family comedy Rosanero by Andrea Porporati. While we wait, we’ll find him in the third season of Prime Video Celebrity Hunted, the realistic thriller that sees a group of celebrities flee the length and breadth of Italy, trying to keep their identity secret and preserve their freedom for two weeks, with limited economic resources. In Celebrity Hunted, she’ll find herself paired with Marco Demore.

Presentation at Comicon

The director and cast of La Cena Perfetta previewed the film for Comicon audiences, which sold out until the day of its closing. There was no shortage of queues at the entrances and they were also sold in the stalls for food, toys, T-shirts and any kind of gadget.

A long-awaited success after these two years of hiatus that underscores how much the comic show is a resource for Naples.

In the four days there were 135 thousand visitors. Result derived from the choice of COMICON organizers to reduce the number of admissions by up to 80% compared to 2019 to ensure a safe festival for the public.

More than 300 guests and 500 events packed the programs of the many spirits of the festival: comics, TV and film series, video games, games, Asian Village, Neverland and children. But COMICON does not stop there and in 2023 doubles: from April 28 to May 1 in Naples and from June 23 to 25, 2023 COMICON arrives in Bergamo.

“We have been waiting for the 22nd edition of COMICON for two years, due to Covid. We are glad that we were able to find our audience and exhibitors, all of whom are extraordinarily satisfied with the results of the festival. We will not forget the feelings I felt at the reopening,” declared Claudio Corsio, Director of COMICON. We do not stop here, we continue our strategic path as an international festival of pop culture, which operates all over the country with exhibitions and events: in 2023 we will be in Naples from 28 April to 1 May and from 23 to 25 June we will arrive in Bergamo. It’s a huge challenge we can’t wait to take on.”

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List Actor: “Bye bye Greenwashing.”

He had to call himself End timebut you want to put with Good-bye? The original title was too grim, not in keeping with the song’s disastrous euphoric spirit, and there it is. Good-bye, As the most effective, they are “hands, feet, head, chest, heart, and ass.” What we all listened to, everyone sang, and everyone danced, even against our will. from Palermo Veronica Luccese And Dario Mangiaracinain art List representativeCollect the parts of the origin of the phrase that made it a viral phenomenon at the last minute sanremoheroes of hundreds of memes and even an alternate ending to was the hand Of God Paolo Sorrentinowho used the song on social media as the background for the last scene instead of Naples is by Pino Daniele.

With their tale of a world on the brinkthe end of the world (“What a fear, it’s the end of the world”), from a planet being destroyed and a “social vertigo” flooding cities, the list actor also created the first hymn Italian for the cause of the environment, the perfect soundtrack for appearances Friday for Italian futuresa movement Greta Thunberg. In the bubble, in February, cry CosmosThe guest list representative on the evening of the covers, the only one who released a political message from the festival: “Stop green washing!”. The reference was to .’s marketing campaign where are you, the main sponsor of the event, accused of processes that are built to make what is not green appear green. In Italy, Veronica and Dario are among the artists most seriously involved in the movements they engage with climate crisis, which we’ll hear a lot about on April 22nd on Earth Day. Ongoing political commitment led them to hold a concert on April 5 in support of Save the Children to help war-affected children in Ukraine.

Good-bye It combines a serious theme with a cheerful, light-hearted record and sound. How did you find it?
Dario: “On New Year’s Eve, a friend of ours wrote a wish list for next year and said among other things: Let’s hope that climate change isn’t what we’re witnessing, but rather what we want to happen. Not the bleak scenario but a positive ending. When faced with absurdities, there is Always two options: tell them disastrously or respond, clash hard with the problem, and seek transformation. We chose the second track musically as well.”

Veronica:Good-bye Close a circle that started with Mom, the book we wrote about a woman getting pregnant nine months before the end of the world. It was the secret dramaturgy of the record.”

How was the song born?
Veronica: “We recognized the potential of the famous phrase, but I wasn’t convinced by the song, I preferred another. And then, when you write a piece that you imagine will become something great, you have some fear: change fascinates you but at the same time frightens you.”

Dario: “We wrote it in the days of COP 26 in Milan, in the days when we were in the square with Friday for Future, immersed in the atmosphere of cheerful protest.”

Have you met Greta Thuberg?
Veronica: “We shook hands with her and said only one thing: thank you. She was having a snack and we didn’t want to bother her.”

Good-bye It’s an environmental anthem but many don’t get the meaning of the song, they only have the chorus and ballet in their minds.
Dario: “It seems natural to me. In the list actor bubble, you think you were obvious, you might also think that anyone who asks you for a picture knows very well how committed you are to the climate change front, but that’s clearly not the case. After all, 90 percent Who do the people at De Andre know gorilla for sexual innuendo, mouth of roses Because it’s a love song and Fisherman Because in C major. It works like this.”

Don’t you mind?
Veronica: “But no, that is something you have to deal with. These phrases have different levels of interpretation, and sometimes when something hits you on a superficial level, you can also glimpse the stratification of meaning.”

“Stop the green washing”, Cosmo shouted, onstage with you in Sanremo, against Eni. Was it an agreed gesture? How did it go?
Veronica: With Cosmo, Margherita Vicario and Ginevra (All three guest list representative on the covers evening, ed) We thought for a long time back in the days of a gesture to make at that point was so important to send a message, we felt responsible. Friday for Future and Greenpeace have written to us about the Eni marketing process.”

Dario: “At first we wanted to do something to tell the independent club-related scene, and then this Eni command came to the fore.”

Veronica: “For days we thought about a way to protest Eni’s greenwashing, but we were armored: It doesn’t say anywhere you can’t compete with the sponsor but we were in the race, the situation was delicate. Then Cosmo came up with the idea to bring the shriek into the music , then inserting it into the song. It was the best way.”

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Elisa de Oceano, from the set with Luca Argentero to the stage with a unique work

Elisa D’Osanio She is one of the most famous Italian actresses. We recently saw her on TV in Document – in your hands where she plays the role of Teresa Maraldi, who is busy today with a very special theater project, 1223 Last Stop Slaughterhouse, which has a national preview on April 22 and 23 in the Carrozzerie and not in Rome. Along with her is an astrophysicist and songwriter Emiliano Merlinin art unòrsominòre.

It’s a straightforward and accurate journey into the darkest secrets of the intensive livestock industry. A system that makes a profit from animal carcasses, without names but marked with an identification number. Unidentified numbers, numbers used to calculate the profit margin obtained from their exploitation.

Elisa D’Osanio Tell us about the commitment to make it happen 1223 Last Stop Slaughterhouse And the important awareness message he wants to send to this project. But also about what it was like to work on a set Document – in your hands With Matilda Giuli and Luca Argentero, waiting to be seen in two new films, however, they remain very secretive.

How did the idea for your latest theatrical project come about: 1223 Last Stop Slaughterhouse?
Several years ago, I was very sensitive to the issue of animal rights, particularly the intensive livestock industry. I watched a Joaquin Phoenix documentary called Dominion And my life changed forever. It’s almost as if I’ve opened my eyes to a topic I didn’t know in the sense that it’s very interesting to understand how mass consumers completely detach from the reality of farm animals i.e. their path to becoming producers. Since I am in constant contact with this problem, for the sake of my sympathy speech because I recognize the right to life for all creatures and above all the right not to suffer, I have decided to devote a part of my artistic and human life to raising awareness about this issue, trying to connect people. And since I’m an actress, the best way to do this is to use technical language. So I decided to build a show.

A show that uses not one but several technical language: Can you explain how it happens?
We use not only prose, but also plastic artist, music with songs on a theme written and written live by unòrsominòre, my songwriter and collaborator. I also use language very close to theatrical conference, and publish scientific data and concepts, but always in an exciting and poignant way. Then I wrote a monologue that tells the highly sensitive love story of a cow bull and a dairy cow who find themselves united on a journey of death that leads them to the slaughterhouse on an intense farm. I will try through this poetic language, almost infantile, close to the primitive feeling of animals, to arouse the attention of the viewer and make him sensitive to the fact that animals are conscious beings, that is, they do not speak like us but feel, perceive the emotions and the world around them. To them, just like us. And then there will also be a physical performance of telling the alienation of the workers who work in the slaughterhouse, because this is also an important matter to be investigated. In fact, let’s try to imagine a human being working in such a place, usually non-EU nationals or people who have had problems with justice, usually the last to find themselves doing work every day there is a connection with the violent death he perpetrated These are against innocent creatures. So on a psychological level, there’s a whole world opening up.
In this work, I have included different types of languages ​​to make the message more direct.

Is there awareness in Italy of animal rights or not?
Definitely. We are in a time of great change and greater awareness than has been the case in years, and this has been made possible thanks to the work of many associations that have conducted clandestine investigations into these facts. Sensitivity to this issue has certainly increased, and in fact it is no coincidence that many people begin to prefer a vegetarian diet or in any case reduce meat consumption. But there is still much to be done, and in my opinion we must insist on starting from schools and young people who are very interested in the subject.

Your show in Rome is organized with two dates, but then will you take it all over Italy?
certainly. The dates April 22-23 in Rome are a preview of the project’s testing, and it will also be important for us to understand whether it works and where it will ultimately be necessary to adjust the shot. Then we plan to display it all over Italy.

Elisa de Osaño Emiliano Merlin unòrsomin

Elisa de Osagno and Emiliano Merlin, also known as Unòrsominòre

On TV we saw you in Ray’s Fantasy 1, Document – in your hands: Can you tell us about this experience?
Document – in your hands It was a really basic experience. In my career as an artist, it has given me a very important insight and potential to grow and reach the general public. It brings me a lot and I hope we can move forward with Season 3. For me it was also a wonderful human experience, because I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful team, both visible and invisible.

Did you feel very comfortable working with Luca Argentero and Matilda Giuli?
Mathilde also became friends because we made a movie together a few years ago, Okay by Francesco Marioni, and in document We have strengthened this friendship. Matilde is a very real person, she is a volcano of energy and she is a very sensitive girl. I love him. Luca is the perfect helmsman, because he’s really what you see him. He is a good person, polite, polite, he is always one step behind, never imposing his person, he is very keen on teamwork. So when the helmsman is so beautiful, inside and out, the ship can only travel calmly.

I recently worked on the series devotionHow did you find yourself there?
There too, very well, because there is a real Lucrezia Guidon from Abruzzo like me. We’ve known each other before, we have a theatrical journey behind us, we have a lot of appreciation and we love each other very much. At Fidelity, I basically interacted with her, so there was perfect synergy. I also got along very well with the directors, Stefano Cibani and Andrea Molayoli, who are great professionals.

Do you have any anticipation for your future projects?
I was going to have it but it’s so modern… I can reveal I’m about to head back to the filming set for the cinema, but I can’t say more than that the trend is signed by a woman. There are two films in the pipeline.

Have you always wanted to be an actress?
I didn’t even ask myself what the problem was, because I was born in an artistic womb because my mom was a choreographer and dance theater teacher. That’s how my world has been since I was in her womb, and so I didn’t know anything else. Then he advised me to attend Silvio D’Amico Academy, I was a crazy horse, I was so full of energy that I needed to impart. But everything was normal, and I had no alternative.

Do you have a favorite actor or actress?
I have so much that I always freeze a little at this question. I have references ranging from the past, like Anna Magnani, to both more contemporary. So I don’t have a specific reference. I am a very curious person, so wherever there is talent, I remain enchanted. So I can give you many names, like Olivia Colman, Judi Dench, and Joaquin Phoenix.

I ask you a similar question: Do you have a favorite movie that you always see again?
Here an infinite state opens. If we stay on the contemporary side, I’m a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino and as soon as I can review his films.

Elisa D'Osanio

Elisa D’Osanio

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