Cannes 2012: REALITY by Matteo Garrone

By Apr 23, 2012 Comment (0)


One thing you just have to love about all those film festivals out there is that they (still) give a chance to filmmakers all over the world to show their movies no matter what they’re about. Comedy, horror, disaster, drama – all is involved! Cannes Film Festival is no exception.

This year it runs from May 16-27, and one of the titles that will compete for Palme d’Or is Matteo Garrone‘s Reality, previously known as Big House.

This time Garrone, who won Cannes Grand Prize of the Jury for Gomorrah in 2008, is giving us a dark comedy which centers on the lives of a Neapolitan based family whose father, a fish merchant, is so infatuated with the reality TV show “Grande Fratello” (the Italian version of “Big Brother”) he starts living his life as if he were on it.

As you see, we have one pic which shows a scene from Garrone’s movie – that guy definitely looks happy with the reality he created, way to go!

The whole thing was inspired by Italy’s obsession with the reality TV show, and is based on the original Dutch version where housemates are locked up together in a house and viewers can watch them 24 hours a day, voting the ones they don’t like off the show as the season progresses.

Reality stars Claudia Gerini, Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Ciro Petrone and Arturo Gambardella.

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