Some new information on Anita B has been released – including the name of Robert’s character, which appears to be Eli – and we can confirm that the movie will be in English.
Roberto Faenza has started shooting his new film, Anita B., in Bolzano, Italy, with an international cast: Robert Sheehan, Eline Powell, Antonio Cupo, Nico Mirallegro are among the young protagonists. The movie is based on a novel by Edith Bruck (read about her HERE), titled Quanta stella c’è nel cielo, which, for what I know, hasn’t been translated into English so far…
Anita who’s only 16, has one of the great Hungarian poet’s books and little else left, but she keeps many ripping memories inside herself. She survived the concentration camp, is beautiful and sensitive, life trials have tattoed her soul forever. She’s running away from a Hungarian orphanage to join her aunt, Monika. Eli, Monika’s young brother-in-law, meets Anita at the border to accompany her in a journey through Czechoslovakia, where she finds herself a clandestine in a world still in turmoil.
Eli (Robert Sheehan) doesn’t seem to care about her past, her wounds: the young man is attracted by her body and as soon as they start their journey in a train, overcrowded by a vagabond multitude, he starts harassing her in a cruel, cynical game. Quanta stella c’è nel cielo is full of unexpected twists and turns. It tells how the journey from death to life is possible and how the path to hope sometimes follows unforeseeable schemes.
The movie will be shot completely in English like Roberto Faenza’s previous movie, “Un giorno questo dolore ti sarà utile” (Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You), which was based on Peter Cameron’s best selling novel.
Source: Fly High!