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New Italian Cinema
A Brighter Tomorrow
Australian Premiere

A Brighter Tomorrow

Il sol dell'avvenire

From Italian maestro Nanni Moretti (Mia Madre, The Son’s Room), A Brighter Tomorrow is a multi-layered new comedy about filmmaking in the age of the streaming giants. 

Moretti stars as Giovanni, a prolific, pedantic Roman movie director who has just started shooting ‘A Brighter Tomorrow’, a new period drama but everything, both personal and professional, seems to be conspiring against Giovanni: his 40-year marriage and working relationship with Paola (Margherita Buy) is in crisis, his French co-producer Pierre (Mathieu Amalric) is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the commercial prospects of his new film in a rapidly changing market are decidedly uncertain. It may be time for Giovanni to start rethinking his stringent way of doing things… 

Featuring an ensemble cast of Moretti regulars, A Brighter Tomorrow is the auteur’s biggest box office hit to date, achieving over 500,000 admissions in Italy in mid-2023. Playfully blurring the lines between his onscreen character’s life and movies with his own filmography and neuroses, Moretti invites audiences to take pause and to embrace the true joy and magic of cinema once more.

Moretti puts a playful spin on a director’s late-career crisis. The Palme d ’Or winner has got his groove back.
2023 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama | Italy, France
Cast: Nanni Moretti, Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando, Barbora Bobulova, Mathieu Amalric
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Giovanni “Nanni” Moretti


Born in 1953, Giovanni “Nanni” Moretti is a director, producer, screenwriter and actor. Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or in 2001 with The Son’s Room, Moretti was president of the Cannes Film Festival jury in 2012 and his recent films Three Floors (2021) and A Brighter Tomorrow (2023) also premiered at Cannes.

Cannes Film Festival 2023 (Nominee - Palme d’Or)
Guglielmo Biraghi Award, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2023
Nastri d’Argento Awards 2023