Cinema Italy

L’Estate di Martino


Miami Italian Film Festival 2012: in Competition Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons 2012: Competition du Meilleur Premier Film Europeen Journees du Cinema Italien Nice 2012: En Competition Nice 2012: Official Selection Australia-Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2011 Flaiano International Prizes 2011: Winner Audience Award Golden Globes Italy 2011: Nominated for Best First Feature (Massimo Natale) Reincontre du Cinema Italien a Toulouse 2011: Panorama Zlin Film Festival 2011: International Competition of Full-Length European First Films Rome International Film Festival 2010: Alice nella Citta Competition


  • Date: May 18, 2013
  • Time: 05:00 PM

About the Film

  • English: Martino's Summer
  • Duration: 90 min
  • Genre: Romantic Drama
  • Release: 2010
  • Director: Massimo Natale
  • Music Director: Roberto Colavalle
  • Producer: Mario Mazzarotto
  • Photography: Vladan Radovic
  • Writers: Giorgio Fabbri, Massimo Natale
  • Stars: Luigi Ciardo, Matilde Pezzotta, Pietro Masotti, Treat Williams

In the summer of 1980, on the backdrop of two tragic events, the downing of a commercial airliner over Ustica and the bombing of the train station in Bologna, we meet Martino, a shy introverted fourteen years old that is spending his vacations with an older brother and his friends. One day, while walking on the beach, they see three American soldiers surfing in the beach inside the military zone controlled by NATO. Martino is impressed by the ability of the soldiers to ride the waves and, entering the forbidden beach thru a hole in the net, he runs into Captain Jeff Clark. A strange friendship is born between the two, growing with the surfing lessons Captain Clark is giving Martino while he is falling in love with his older brother friend.