Lazy Susan make big screen debut

Lazy Susan is extremely proud to share this sneak peek of our first foray into the world of cinema.

In these difficult times it is nice to share something positive too…

We were recently sent some wonderful photographs of our garden furniture making its big screen debut!

They were sent to us by Production Designer, Francesco Fonda, and the photographs come from the set of a film called “Qui rido io”.

The scenes pictured were shot earlier this year in Rome, Italy, and feature our Tulip Bistro Set.

The film is by iconic Italian film director and screenwriter, Mario Martone, and it centres around the king of Neapolitan comedians, the great actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta.

Lazy Susan make big screen debut
Lazy Susan’s Big Screen Debut

Scarpetta will be played by esteemed Italian actor and theatrical director Toni Servillo (pictured below), who has won the European Film Award for Best Actor twice, in 2008 for both Gomorrah and Il Divo, and in 2013 for The Great Beauty, as well as winning the David di Donatello for Best Actor four times from 2002 to 2013.

Toni Servillo
Actor Toni Servillo

Scarpetta dedicated his whole life to theatre, creating works that have become timeless classics, such as “Miseria e Nobiltà“, which features a young Sophia Loren.

He achieved extraordinary successes and was the protagonist of the famous dispute with Gabriele D’Annunzio for “Il figlio di Iorio”, a parody of Vate’s opera, which was the subject of a memorable trial.

Lazy Susan make big screen debut
Mario Martone’s new film is about the king of Neapolitan comedians and the timeless elegance of our Tulip Bistro Set looks at home on your patio today as it does in the 1880’s/1890’s.

Although not from a theatrical family, Scarpetta (pictured below) was on the stage by the age of 4 and is best remembered today as the creator of a character that became his stage alter-ego, Felice Sciosciammocca, a good-natured Neapolitan who’s was known for being wide-eyed and little a bit scatter-brained.

Eduardo Scarpetta
The movie “Qui rido io” is about the life of Eduardo Scarpetta

The film is a joint Italian-Spanish production between Indigo Film and Rai Cinema for Italy and Tornasol in Spain. Written by Mario Martone and Ippolita Di Majo, with photography by Renato Berta, editing by Jacopo Quadri, set design by Giancarlo Muselli, with costumes by Ursula Patzak.

Shooting has been taking place at the Teatro Valle, a historical Roman theatre where “Miseria e Nobiltà” made its debut in 1889. After Rome, the set will move on to Naples.

Production is ongoing, but of course currently on hold as we face these incredibly difficult times in Italy, here in the UK, and around the world.

We’ll be sure to share any further updates, photos etc as and when we receive them.

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