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BIRTH OF THE LEOPARD, THE (GEBURT DES LEOPARDEN, DIE)

BIRTH OF THE LEOPARD, THE
© Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2018

When author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa died in 1957 he was penniless. But one year later his only novel, Il Gattopardo, was published and went on to become a global success with more than 13 million copies sold to this day. In 1963, Luchino Visconti's film adaptation, starring Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon, received a Palme d'Or in Cannes. However, hidden behind the genesis of Il Gattopardo there is a true love story – which almost outshines the novel: that of the author and his German-Baltic wife, the psychoanalyst Alexandra Wolff-Stomersee.

THE BIRTH OF THE LEOPARD will tell the story of these two people who almost lost everything in Europe's turbulent changes but, nevertheless, succeeded in reinventing themselves.
Genre Creative Documentary, History, Literature, Love Story
Category Feature, Documentary
Director Luigi Falorni
Producer Jörg Bundschuh
Co-Producer Gints Grübe
Production Company Kick Film, in co-production with Mistrus Media
Original Version
 English, Italian, Russian
Shooting Dates April-June 2018
With backing from BKM, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, MFG Baden-Württemberg, MEDIA, Instituto Luce, National Film Center of Latvia

Contact
Kick Film GmbH
Joerg Bundschuh
Mannhardtstrasse 6
80538 Munich/Germany
phone +49-89-7 47 10 30
fax +49-89-74 71 03 66
http://www.kickfilm.de