Who can forget the summer of 1989? Alberto Soriani is eighteen years and, while the world is changing and the whole planet glued to their TV sets, life goes on as normal in his little village in Northern Italy. All his friends leave on an Interrail trip to Berlin, where the famous Wall, Cold War icon, is apparently about to fall; but Alberto has failed his exams and is grounded.
Serena, his dream girl, is going too, but promises to send him a postcard at every stop.
The first week five cards, the second two, the third a note saying she is not in love with him anymore.
Then Alberto, heartbroken, meets the local Sofia Loren, Signora Vanessa, in her forties and with an eye for the boys.
Can love triumph over the temptations of a confused adolescence in a small village?
Enrico Tessarin is an Italian-born, London-based writer and producer with more than 15 years’ experience working on films, documentaries and TV series.
He and his company Pinch Media have written, produced, and co-produced several TV and web series, seven feature films, six feature documentaries, and a documentary TV series, most sold internationally with several selected for prestigious international film festivals.
The awards his projects have won include an Emmy Nomination, a British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nomination, and a United Nations Innovation Award plus many others.
Enrico is a graduate of the London Film School, and teaches film production and writing at MA and BA level and through his consultancy Shorts2features.
Keith Evans –
A charming tale of a year in the life of a young man growing up in rural Italy, the joys, the angst, the passion….A delightfully innocent read.