‘Boris 4’ at the Rome Festival: “We are boomers in front of the platforms”

ROME – Today at the Rome Film Festival the fourth season of a cult series that everyone has been waiting for. The first two episodes of ‘Boris 4’ and his cast Ennio Morricone welcomed in the Petrassi room of the Auditorium Parco della Musica by applause, great laughter, affection and shouts of joy. But also a lot of melancholy for the lack of those who are no longer there, like the screenwriter and director Mattia Torre and the actors Roberta Fiorentini (interpreter of Italy) and Arnaldo Ninchi. “We didn’t have the feeling that Mattia wasn’t there, he was always with us, we felt his presence in him. The feeling was that of working in 3. Sometimes we thought about how Mattia would fuck on the set ”, said the historical directors and screenwriters Luca Vendruscolo and Giacomo Ciarrapico.


After three seasons and a movie, ‘Boris 4’ returns to the screens to tell once again, with a satirical and unconventional language, the behind the scenes of the world of Italian cinema and television. This time the director René Ferretti (Francesco Pannofino), archived the series ‘The eyes of the heart’, is directing the ‘Life of Jesus’, born from the idea of ​​Stanis (Pietro Sermonti) who plays the protagonist despite having exceeded 33 years ago. In the role of Maria is Corinna (Carolina Crescentini), not only an actress but also a producer with her SNIP (So Not Italian Production). This time, however, a “smarmella tutto” is not enough to satisfy the public. Characters must take into account the impact of social media, the importance of respecting codes of conduct on set (such as respect for minorities), and, above all, the algorithm of an international platform that has the last word, such as asking to include a teen story in the series and actors from various cultures.

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“When the series was on Fox we satirized on generalist TV, like Rai. Now Disney + has given us full freedom. The challenge was that of being able to be biting with our satire towards the platforms without being nice. Disney believed in our goodness to satire on platforms, ”said producer Lorenzo Mieli of The Apartment. “The intelligence of Disney is that it gets fooled at its house. If Boris doesn’t scratch it’s not Boris. This show is a real joy. In your career it is difficult to have a handsome character like René Ferretti, ”Pannofino said in connection. The actor is busy in the theater, but tomorrow he will parade on the red carpet together with the whole cast for the premiere open to the public. “This season we changed everything so as not to change anything, in a Gattopardesque solution. For example, Corinna and Stanis got married but still can’t stand each other. ‘Boris’ is still the same but he couldn’t escape today’s reality, ”said the directors and screenwriters. During the pandemic “I became passionate about the series as a fan. I’ve reviewed it all. The characters we see in the new season are boomers struggling in front of news and technology. First masters of m ** da (with ‘The Eyes of the Heart’, ed) now they have to deal with something new ”, said Caterina Guzzanti (in the series she plays the assistant director of Ferretti). Biascica, in fact, “she did not understand what platforms are, she thinks they are geometric shapes,” said Calabresi. In this new season “Mariano will be back. Before he was a sad psychopath, now a successful one. He could not be missing in the life of Jesus ”, declared Corrado Guzzanti.


In the cast also: Luca Amorosino, Giulia Anchisi, Valerio Aprea, Massimiliano Bruno, Ninni Bruschetta, Raffaele Buranelli, Aurora Calabresi, Astrid Casali, Antonio Catania, Eugenia Costantini, Cecilia Dazzi, Massimo De Lorenzo, Giordano De Plano, Alberto Di Stasio, Angelica Leo, Andrea Lintozzi, Emma Lo Bianco, Jerri Mastrodomenico, Lucio Patanè, Cristina Pellegrino, Maurizio Pepe, Edoardo Pesce, Giuseppe Piromalli, Alessio Praticò, Karin Proia, Andrea Purgatori, Carlo De Ruggieri, Andrea Sartoretti, Giorgio Tirabassi and Nina Torresi. ‘Boris 4’ has not yet come out and there is already talk of a fifth. “It will be? It depends on whether you like the fourth or not, ”said Ciarrapico.

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‘Boris 4’ at the Rome Festival: “We are boomers in front of the platforms”