The Christmas Show: review and video interview with Raoul Bova and Alberto Ferrari

What happens to a family that hasn’t even celebrated Christmas for some time, catapulted into a Christmas reality show, with all its noise, its excessive decorations, its trashy language and no respect for the privacy of its protagonists? welcome to The Christmas Show, the first Christmas movie to hit our theaters. Set and shot in Lecce, directed by Alberto Ferrari with Serena Autieri, Raoul Bova, Tullio Solenghi, Francesco Pannofino and Ornella Muti, The Christmas Show it is a somewhat crazy tale which, on the wings of comedy, talks about important themes such as the elaboration of mourning and love.

Sofia (Serena Autieri) suddenly lost her husband five years ago, left alone with her two children, Alice (Alice Ferrari) and Ricky (Giulio Nunziante Cesaro), to whom it no longer gives that festive and family flavor typical of Christmas: no tree or nativity scene, no gifts, nothing at all, on the contrary, on Christmas Eve Sofia always tries to be put on duty at the hospital where she works as a primary surgeon but, apparently, earns very little because of his boss Oscar (Francesco Pannofino) who, moreover, wants her at all costs. For what reason, we leave you to the film.

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Sofia, however, has had her heart turned off for five years, and that is from that dramatic day when the plane where her man was traveling suddenly stopped flying. But also Pierre (Raul Bova) has pulled the plug on emotions since he no longer has his wife by his side. And yet, looking out the window, it is Sofia he sees, her neighbor, and slowly he is captivated by that woman whom he will love with a delicate love and who he will call princess, even in the story he is writing. Yes, because Pierre is a writer and he also hides a secret about it. But, as we said, the loudest reality show on television breaks into Sofia’s house and, despite the morbidity of director and spectators, the privacy violated and the unwelcome incursions into the house, it will have the merit of giving both a jolt.

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The Christmas Show, to the cinemas from Thursday 17 Novemberis a pleasant and even ironic film, which looks at Christmas from another point of view, certainly not revolutionary but still different, making it, in fact, vulgar and invasive, filtered as it is by a certain type of television, mixing its sacred and the profane. Raul Bova he is perfect in his role as a neighbor, first of all, but also as prince charming, and also Serena Autieri she does well in that of modern and disenchanted princess after having dubbed a real one (so to speak) for Disney, namely Elsa of Frozen. The spontaneous and sincere comedy of Tulio Solenghi here in the role of Sofia’s father-in-law, which makes the ending somehow amazing (then you will understand). As well as the funny parody of light and laughing mother performed by Ornella Muti. The most mistreated is Francesco Pannofinoappealed with derogatory nicknames by the whole company which, however, really arrives in a moment from the realization of his dream, that of marrying Sofia, and of winning The Christmas Show as the most popular with reality television audiences.

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The director’s wife and daughter are also in the cast: Frances Giovannetti gives life to the producer and director of Christmas ShowAnd Alice Ferrari she is Sofia’s teenage daughter to whom the whole family owes her participation in the reality show, who sings very well and who ends up serenading her boyfriend. In the role of the little one of the house there is Giulio Nunziante Cesaro in that of the proven and entertaining host of the show there is Francesca Della Ragione. Inexplicable cameo by Gianluca Mech who is the director of the program sponsor for a few seconds. We met director and cast: here are ours video interviews with Raoul Bova and Alberto Ferrari, it’s at Francesca Giovannetti and Alice Ferrari, it’s ours video meeting with Serena Autieri and Tullio Solenghi:







The Christmas Show: review and video interview with Raoul Bova and Alberto Ferrari