My Country
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Director: Giancarlo Iannotta
Category: Narrative Feature
Runtime: 78
Place of Origin: Chicago, IL
Shooting Locations: Chicago, Rome, Lazio, Molise, Castel San Vincenzo

Synopsis: (Comedy/Drama) Luciano "Lucky" De Luca, a young Italian-American with a passion for photography, lives a quiet middle-class life on the northwest side of Chicago with his ailing immigrant father, Vincenzo. When Vincenzo confides in Lucky about a past indiscretion - a son he fathered during his service in the Italian army (before meeting and marrying Lucky's late mother in the U.S.) he sets off a whirlwind of questions and emotions. Passing away shortly after, Vincenzo leaves Lucky with only a name and childhood photo of the boy. After much soul-searching, Lucky decides he'll travel to Rome to find the boy, Francesco, now in his mid-30's, and convince him to take their father's urn on a road-trip to Molise to the small paese where he was born, Castel San Vincenzo (IS).

Cast: Giancarlo Iannotta, Antonio Palumbo, Rossella Celati, Demi Zaino, Mario D'Agostino.

Crew: Writer: Giancarlo Iannotta; Producers: Robert Iannotta, Giancarlo Iannotta;

Production Background & Fun Facts: Born in Chicago, Giancarlo has been writing and directing short films since graduating film school at Columbia College Chicago. His latest, MY COUNTRY, is his first feature and first starring role. His past film, the mid-length documentary Miracle On South Street: The Julie D Story, aired nationally on Comcast-Xfinity, PBS Chicago and currently streams on Hulu. He has over 100+ films and commercials on his resume, some that have screened at such respected film festivals as: South by Southwest, Chicago Critics, Mill Valley (San Fran) and the Bahamas.

Festivals & Accolades: San Diego Italian Film Festival

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