Il prossimo film in lingua originale è GREEN BOOK, in programma al Cinema Centrale lunedì 4 febbraio ore 19.05, martedì 5 e mercoledì 6 ore 21.30.
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Green Book is a 2018 American comedy-drama film. Set in the Deep South in the 1960s, it follows a tour between African-American classical and jazz pianist Dr Don Shirley and Tony Vallelonga, an Italian-American bouncer who served as Shirley’s driver and bodyguard.
Directed by Peter Farrelly, the film was written by Farrelly, Brian Currie and Vallelonga’s son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother. The film is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book, a mid-20th century guidebook for African-American travellers written by Victor Hugo Green, to help them find motels and restaurants that were safe for them.
The film received positive reviews from critics and won 3 Golden Globes – Best Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture & Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture. It was also nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards including Best Film & Leading Actor.
Green Book tells the true story of Tony Lip Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), a working-class Italian-American bouncer* who is offered a job as a driver for Dr. Don Shirley (), a highly-educated African-American classical and jazz pianist, who needs more of a body guard than a chauffeur. Tony accepts the job for Don’s eight-week concert tour through the Mid-West and Deep South and has to leave his wife, Dolores Vallelonga (Linda Cardellini), and two children behind. On their way, Tony and Don learn more about each other than they ever thought possible. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humour, the mismatched pair are forced to set aside differences and discover they’re on the road to a meaningful and unique friendship.