Pupi Avati’s upcoming film is being taken up under Duea Film. Titled, ‘The Backyard’ or ‘L’Orto Americano’ the film is set around the time of the Second World War and will narrate a twisted tale of a man’s obsession with a woman. Duea Film is an emerging production company whose works include, ‘Dante’ which was also directed by Pupi Avati and starred Alessandro Sperduti, Carlotta Gamba and more, ‘The Hideout’ which premiered as a mystery thriller, ‘We Still Talk’ which is another one of Pupi Avati’s films and more. As per our sources, Pupi Avati will be composing the screenplay for ‘The Backyard’ alongside directing the upcoming feature film. Pupi Avati and his brother Antonio Avati are established filmmakers who has developed a number of hits including, ‘Regalo di Natale’, ‘La Quattordicesima Domenica del Tempo Ordinario’ and more.
‘The Backyard’ will supposedly commence its filming by the beginning of November, this year. Rome and Davenport will be serving as the primary locations for the upcoming feature film.
Plot for ‘The Backyard’
‘The Backyard’ will narrate the story of a man who falls in love at first sight with a young nurse working for the US Army. Aspiring to be a writer, the troubled man is quick to see Barbara, the beautiful nurse, as the woman of his life. As the War comes to an end following a year, the man now lives in a modest house in the American Midwest and interestingly close to that of Barbara with just a backyard separating the two. However, things begin to change when he comes to know that she doesn’t live there anymore. The only remaining occupant of the house is her elderly mother, who has not recovered from her daughter’s disappearance. The last note left by Barbara, in her letter, indicates that she was to marry an Italian man following the war, but no more news of her was heard after that letter. When Arianna, her sister, goes in search for Barbara and comes back claiming that she is dead, the man begins to investigate on his own. Now, the man begins his search for clues of the woman and the rest of the film follows how a dramatic yet unsuspecting conclusion is revealed in Italy.
With an on going casting and development, ‘The Backyard’ will potentially announce a release date soon. Until then, stay updated on the latest news of upcoming productions at our site.