Leo Bernardi is an experienced and acclaimed director at the end of his career, who has no intention of accepting his own decline. For his latest movie, Leo has chosen to tell the story of Arthur Schnitzler’s Casanova. The one narrated by Schnitzler is a Casanova who has passed his youth: he no longer has his charm and power over women, he no longer has money, and he no longer has the pleasure of travelling around Europe. After years of exile, he has only one goal: to return to Venice, his home. On his journey home, Casanova meets a girl, Marcolina, who awakens his desire for conquest. While trying to seduce her, he will come to the most tragic conclusion: he has become old. The concerns and doubts of both men are incredibly similar. What is more important, cinema or life?

Italy, France, 2023
Gabriele Salvatores
Gabriele Salvatores, Umberto Contarello, Sara Mosetti (Based on the novel Casanova’s Homecoming by Arthur Schnitzler)
Toni Servillo, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Sara Serraiocco, Natalino Balasso, Alessandro Besentini, Bianca Panconi, Antonio Catania, Elio De Capitani, Angelo di Genio…
2023 – Bari / Bari International Film Festival
Italo Petriccione
Julien Panzarasa
Niccolò Ballarati, Marco Cohen, Fabrizio Donvito, Francesco Grisi, Benedetto Habib, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli, Giorgia Priolo
Indiana Production, BaBe Films, RAI Cinema
Centar Film
2023 Il ritorno di Casanova / Casanova’s Return / Povratak Kazanove
2021 Comedians
2019 Tutto il mio folle amore / All My Crazy Love
2018 Il ragazzo invisibile:
Seconda generazione / The Invisible Boy:
Second Generation
2014 Il ragazzo invisibile / The Invisible Boy
2014 Italy in a Day (Documentary)
2013 Educazione siberiana / Deadly Code
2010 Happy Family
2008 Come Dio comanda / As God Commands
2005 Quo Vadis, Baby?
2003 Io non ho paura / I’m Not Scared / Ništa se ne bojim
2002 Amnèsia
2001 Un altro mondo è possibile / Another World Is Possible
2000 Denti / Teeth
1997 Nirvana
1993 Sud
1992 Puerto Escondido
1991 Mediterraneo / Mediteraneo
1990 Turné / On Tour
1989 Marrakech Express / Marakeš ekspres
1988 Kamikazen:
Ultima notte a Milano
1983 Sogno di una notte d’estate / A Midsummer Night’s Dream / San letnje noći


26. Feb

Time: 19:30
Price: 600 RSD
Cineplexx Galerija Belgrade - Hall 5

27. Feb

Time: 17:30
Price: 600 RSD
Cineplexx UŠĆE Shopping Center, Hall 2

28. Feb

Time: 14:30
Price: 600 RSD
Cineplexx UŠĆE Shopping Center, Hall 1

29. Feb

Time: 21:00
Price: 400 RSD
Jugoslovenska kinoteka, Makavejev Hall


Gabriele Salvatores (Naples, 1950), debuted as a theater director. After graduating at acting school he founded the stage company “Teatro dell’Elfo” in 1972, making 21 shows in a decade. He directed for stage show A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, which garnered him the opportunity to direct his first feature by the same name in 1983, which received an award in Venice. Salvatores became known to a larger Italian cinema audience primarily through the comedies Marrakech Express (1989) and Turné (1990). He received international praise for Mediterraneo (1991), which won Oscar for Best Foreign Film. In his films he likes to mix genres and narrative style: from I’m Not Scared (2003) to As God Commands (2008), Educazione siberiana (2013); in Nirvana (1997) he combined sci-fi and Italian comedy while Italy in a Day (2014, his first documentary) is an experiment of cinema ensemble where he narrates a day in the life of Italians from their point of view.



Casanova’s Return jumps from reality to fiction thanks to Julien Panzarasa’s punctually alternating editing, visually distinguishing the two parts clearly.

Vittoria Scarpa, Cineuropa

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