Available on MyCanal, the Made in Italy film brings together Liam Neeson and his son Micheál Richardson on screen. A family drama against a background of mourning that celebrates the Dolce Vita in passing …
What is it about?
Robert, a bohemian artist from London, returns to Italy with his son to sell the house he inherited from his late wife as quickly as possible.
The good life…
Do you dream of a change of scenery and a vacation? Then Made in Italy is the film for you. Direction Tuscany, its breathtaking landscapes, its intoxicating music and its delicious dishes. It is in these paradisiacal settings that Liam Neeson and his son Micheál Richardson find themselves on the screen. This is not the first time that the two actors have given each other the answer: in Cold Blood, Richardson already played the son of the Irish star.
No action, brawl or thriller scenes here. Neeson father puts away his fists and weapons to camp a painter in mourning after the death of his wife. A family drama that speaks to us of forgiveness, all under the Italian sun.
Made in Italy celebrates the Dolce Vita in passing: an impression of sweetness runs through the film, and even if it is not full of action, the script touches us with its humility. Father and son were also particularly touched by the script of the film, imagined by actor James d’Arcy (Jarvis at Marvel) who is directing his first feature film here.
Both saw resemblances to their own history. In 2009, actress Natasha Richardson (Neeson’s wife and Micheál’s mother) died after a skiing accident. Micheál Richardson will tell in this interview given to Vanity Fair :
“He gave me the script, telling me I had to read it. He didn’t say anything more. The parallel with our life was so apparent, that I had the impression that my mother – on a spiritual level – had participated in it ”. A cathartic film that allows us to see an even more touching facet of Liam Neeson.
Casting side, the two actors also give the answer to Lindsay Duncan and Valeria Bilello. Made in Italy can be found on MyCanal.