Film - Piano, solo

Film - Piano, solo

cinema premiere september 2007


The true story based on the life of Italian jazz pianist Luca Flores. A tragic event immediately takes its toll onyoung Luca (Kim Rossi Stuart) when he sees his mother perish in a car accident on a road in Africa. The boy’s obsessive feeling of guilt for the terrible loss plants the seed of a torment that will pursue the fragile musician for the rest of his life. Reconsructing the life of one of the brightest musical talents to emerge in Italy in the past few decades, Piano Solo follows Luca from his boyhood in Africa to his years playing with such greats such as Chet Baker and Dave Holland. But sadly, as the young pianist develops his prodigious, spellbinding talent at music school in Florence and discovers jazz, his loved ones watch helplessly as he retreats further and further into his personal darkness.


Luca Flores: Kim Rossi Stuart Cinzia: Jasmine Trinca Baba: Paola Cortellesi Raffaele: Roberto De Francesco Pablo: Corso Salani Heidi: Mariella Valentini Giovanni: Michele Placido


director: Riccardo Milani cinematographer: Arnaldo Catinari production: Palomar, Rai Cinema, Hugo Films screenwriter: Ivan Cotroneo, Claudio Piersanti, Sandro Petraglia, Riccardo Milani editing: Marco Spoletini