Paola Cortellesi chats about her new film, ‘There’s Still Tomorrow’

Paola Cortellesi chats about her new film, 'There's Still Tomorrow'

Paola Cortellesi debuted in the show business at the age of 13, as a singer and at 19 she began studying as an actress at the Teatro Blu in Rome. She began her career in television with the show “Macao”, presented by Alba Parietti, but eventually reached nationwide popularity as a comic actress in the TV show “Mai dire Gol” by the Gialappa’s Band (2000), which, in particular, showcased her skills at parodying famous people, a genre where she collected some of her most appreciated performances (the latest one being her parody of Milan’s mayor Letizia Moratti in the 2010-2011 edition of the popular TV show “Zelig”).

She made her debut as a director as well as starring and co-writing in the film There’s Still Tomorrow where she plays Delia trying to escape from the patriarchy in the Italian post-war society and plots an act of rebellion against her violent husband.

Though it might sound a little dour ( the scenes of domestic violence are always suggested rather than seen except in one stunning scene choreographed as a dance sequence) there’s humour and nuance in the film.

She was recently in  London where she introduced the film and spoke extensively about it with several great behind the scenes stories and answered several questions from the audience.

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Here’s the Q&A in full…


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