THE NEW FACES OF ITALIAN CINEMA

A round-up of faces and expressions of the new generation of Italian actors, captured for our readers in a style and music-driven photo shoot. Presenting a series of fashion images from formalwear to streetwear shot to the music of our nine protagonists’ favourite songs. MANINTOWN photographed the looks, investigating the actors’ passions and inspirations, representing a new Italian identity within film, television and theatre.

GIULIO BERANEK

What is your next professional adventure? Can you give us a preview? Will there be more TV/film or theatre in your future?
I hope that in my future will be more film. Coming up I will be on the big screen in the comedy Laciati Andare (Let Yourself Go) by Francesco Amato, with Toni Servillo, and Una Questione Privata (A Private Question) by the Taviani brothers alongside Luca Marinelli. Airing soon on TV is Tutto Puo Succedere 2 (Anything Can Happen 2).

What are your passions and how do you live them out?
I play football when I can manage not to hurt myself, and I like to write- two passions that help me relax my body and my mind.

A must-have garment in your wardrobe?
Socks.

Your favourite place to go to relax your mind, body or spirit?
My favourite place to be is at the beach.

Is the song that you have chosen to play during your photo shoot connected to anything in particular (“Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division)?
The song I chose for the shooting was the first song I could think of.

RIMAU RITZBERGER

What is your next professional adventure? Can you give us a preview? Will there be more TV/film or theatre in your future?
I just finished filming a short film about a character in Sardinia with the director Enrico Pau.

What are your passions and how do you live them out?
I find refuge in literature or in film. Plus I also enjoy chess and running races.

A must-have garment in your wardrobe?
A basic shirt.

Your favourite place to go to relax your mind, body or spirit?
The mountains.

Is the song that you have chosen to play during your photo shoot connected to anything in particular (“Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” by Bach)?
Toccata and Fugue is linked to my family, to my father in particular, who plays the organ.

ALESSANDRO SPERDUTI

What is your next professional adventure? Can you give us a preview? Will there be more TV/film or theatre in your future?
At the moment I am filming La Musica del Silenzio (The Music of Silence) with the director Michael Radford about the life of Andrea Bocelli, with Antonio Banderas, Ennio Fantastichini and other big stars. Coming out shortly on Rai 1 is Il Confine (The Border) by Carlo Carlei in which I play an irredentist in WWI.

What are your passions and how do you live them out?
I am passionate about soundtracks and technology, and I try to combine those two things through my hobby of creating music on the computer. I love sport, from going to the gym to rock climbing to snowboarding

A must-have garment in your wardrobe?
A black coat.

Your favourite place to go to relax your mind, body or spirit?
My ideal location would be a place with a lake among the mountains, like Lake Matheson in New Zealand, or Lake Braies in South Tyrol.

Is the song that you have chosen to play during your photo shoot connected to anything in particular (“New Born” by Muse)?
It is a mysterious and powerful song, very inspiring, and reminds me of a difficult time in my life. I heard it played live at a festival in England.

FRANCESCO DI RAIMONDO

What is your next professional adventure? Can you give us a preview? Will there be more TV/film or theatre in your future?
I’m busy both with theatre and television. In theatre, I just acted in La Belva (The Beast) by Paolo Scotti, and a part in The Stranger by and about Orson Welles. On the small screen, I played Federico, a clarinet teacher on the series Romanza Famigliare (Family Romance), directed by Francesca Archbugi with Giancarlo Giannini and Vittoria Puccini that will air soon on Rai 1.

What are your passions and how do you live them out?
I love music, I am on my fifth year studying clarinet at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, I love dance, singing and sports like tennis, basketball and swimming.

A must-have garment in your wardrobe?
I’m always wearing jackets, which I buy in Paris, and scarves.

Your favourite place to go to relax your mind, body or spirit?
The place for my body: the beaches of Zanzibar. The place for my mind: the library at the School of Philosophy at La Sapienza, from where I did my studies.

Is the song that you have chosen to play during your photo shoot connected to anything in particular (“Unnatural Selection” by Muse)?
It is connected to a vacation I took in Brazil.

ERNESTO D’ARGENIO

What is your next professional adventure? Can you give us a preview? Will there be more TV/film or theatre in your future?
I’m currently on the set for the second season of Non Uccidere (Don’t Kill) co-staring in two episodes, and I am waiting to hear about working on a mini series by Riccardo Milani called Di Padre in Figlia (From Father to Daughter), where I would play a fashion photographer from the ’80s alongside co-star Matilde Gioli. In the meantime I am working on two stories for film and I am in talks about a piece for the theatre.

What are your passions and how do you live them out?
I love to get lost among the streets, especially in a new city, following where inspiration leads me. Usually I travel with others, but often I find myself travelling alone without a set itinerary. Recently I’ve also become interested in motorbikes.

A must-have garment in your wardrobe?
A great jacket that feels elegant but also free and relaxed.

Your favourite place to go to relax your mind, body or spirit?
The streets.

Is the song that you have chosen to play during your photo shoot connected to anything in particular (“Lust for Life” by Iggy Pop)?
It makes me think of my apprentice year and my life in England when I was 19 and worked as a waiter earning 800 Euros a month.

BRANDO PACITTO

What is your next professional adventure? Can you give us a preview? Will there be more TV/film or theatre in your future?
Between film and theatre, I’m indifferent- I’ll choose whichever project excites me the most. I am writing a lot and filming a few small projects.

What are your passions and how do you live them out?
Lots of music, from Pink Floyd to Bon Iver, from Chet Faker to Moderat, every genre; and also sport, I like to surf.

A must-have garment in your wardrobe?
A black turtleneck

Your favourite place to go to relax your mind, body or spirit?
The sea.

Is the song that you have chosen to play during your photo shoot connected to anything in particular (“505” by the Arctic Monkeys)?
Yes, it is connected to someone who is still part of my heart, regardless of everything.

DAVIDE IACOPINI

What is your next professional adventure? Can you give us a preview? Will there be more TV/film or theatre in your future?
I am filming the second season of Non Uccidere (Don’t Kill) on Rai 3. In a few months I will begin another Rai programme and within the end of the year it should be in cinemas.

What are your passions and how do you live them out?
I have been doing rock climbing for some time. When I can, I read, cook and play the harmonica.

A must-have garment in your wardrobe?
I like technical materials, those that keep you warm without being encumbering. Also a great wool coat.

Your favourite place to go to relax your mind, body or spirit?
The mountains, the valley around Mont Blanc in particular. Facing that giant king relaxes me.

Is the song that you have chosen to play during your photo shoot connected to anything in particular (“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” covered by Creedence Clearwater Revival)?
It reminds me of the grape harvests I did as a kid. And it’s one of the few songs I know how to play on the guitar.

GIUSEPPE MAGGIO

What is your next professional adventure? Can you give us a preview? Will there be more TV/film or theatre in your future?
In January I have a TV series coming out on Canale 5, and another project I am working on in France that I cannot discuss. I hope my future brings both cinema and theatre because I love doing them both.

What are your passions and how do you live them out?
I practice CrossFit, an American workout based on combining various exercises, increasing in intensity. I love the theatre for understanding what is the culture environment of the moment. Plus I like to write- I am finishing my first book- and more than anything, I love to travel

A must-have garment in your wardrobe?
A studded black leather jacket

Your favourite place to go to relax your mind, body or spirit?
Salento. It’s a place where I go to find myself, and my roots.

Is the song that you have chosen to play during your photo shoot connected to anything in particular (“Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” by Poison)?
It reminds me of a past love story of mind with an unhappy ending.

LEONARDO PAZZAGLI

What is your next professional adventure? Can you give us a preview? Will there be more TV/film or theatre in your future?
I’m waiting to hear back on a few calls, so being superstitious as I am, I won’t say. However, more cinema.

What are your passions and how do you live them out?
I love to play football. I read a lot of narratives. I love hiking in the mountains. A few days’ excursion in the Alps to escape detoxes me from the chaos of Rome.

A must-have garment in your wardrobe?
A plain black tee shirt, it goes with everything.

Your favourite place to go to relax your mind, body or spirit?
One place that both relaxes and stimulates me are public libraries; in the centre of Rome there are some marvellous libraries.

Is the song that you have chosen to play during your photo shoot connected to anything in particular (“Karma Police” by Radiohead)?
It is connected to the sabbatical year I took during high school to go work in London, the melody reminds me of my thoughts and experiences during that time.

Photographer| Roberta Krasnig
Stylist| Stefania Sciortino
Hair| Rockhair
Grooming| Ilaria Di Lauro
Photographer Assistant| Sean Ferritto
Stylist Assistant| Giulia Pandolfi
Location| Mia Visual Studio

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