The successful writer Niccolò Ammaniti anticipates the premiere of the Italian miniseries “Anna”

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The successful writer Niccolò Ammaniti anticipates the premiere of the Italian miniseries

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Anna, the miniseries by Niccolò Ammaniti which will be seen from this Monday 13 June on AMC

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Annaminiseries conceived and directed by the famous Italian writer Niccolò Ammaniti, can be seen from today, Monday 13 June at 22:00 on AMC.

Follows the story of a 13-year-old Sicilian girl who has to make her way through a world ravaged by a virus that attacks only those who have reached puberty. A disturbing plot, written before the coronavirus pandemic.

Niccolò Ammaniti won the Premio Strega, the highest Italian literary award, for "Come Dio comanda".  Clarin photographic archive

Niccolò Ammaniti won the Premio Strega, the highest Italian literary award, for “Come Dio comanda”. Clarin photographic archive

Ammaniti is a beautiful personality in Italy. Not only did he win the Premio Strega in 2007, the most important literary recognition in his country, but he has already worked with directors of the caliber of Marco Risi and Bernardo Bertolucci.

From a book to television

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An image from the “Anna” series, which Ammaniti himself adopted from his novel. photo AMC

In case of AnnaNiccolò has worked on the adaptation of his 2016 novel, in which he takes up the concerns of other works such as childhood and adolescence, dystopian science fiction, the genre of adventure and the tale of initiation.

Divided into six episodes, Anna proposes a plot where the adults, victims of a lethal virus, are gone. Society as it was known no longer exists and children, immune to disease until they reach puberty, live in wild packs fighting for the resources that remain.

In the case of Sicily, nature is gaining ground by suffocating the cities with its vegetation, and there Anna (Giulia Dragotto) tries to save her younger brother, kidnapped by a tribe of boys who call themselves “the blues”. Their goal is to cross the strait that separates the island from the mainland together, where they could find a way to save themselves before the disease reaches them.

To carry out their mission, they are assisted by a logbook and a brown-covered notebook that their mother wrote for them under the title “Important Things”, in which he notes useful survival instructions.

Despite a journey full of challenges and adventures in a hopeless world, Anna always finds a way to move forward. As Ammaniti himself says, “her story is a parable of love and life force rooted in the impulses and stories we tell ourselves to navigate this world”.

The young people of "Anna" are safe from the virus.  But when they reach there

The young people of “Anna” are safe from the virus. But when they reach adulthood … AMC Photo

Niccolò Ammaniti speaks

-Are you surprised by the success Anna is having in the countries where she was released?

-Yes a lot. It was something unexpected, because it came out during the pandemic and I was afraid that the song would not be liked, but it went really well all over the world and I’m very happy.

Many of your books have been adapted into films. How was your previous experience with directors?

-I have had several experiences, all of them very interesting. The first time one of my books was shown was with Marco Risi, the last with Bernardo Bertolucci. In general, I had little participation in films based on one of my novels, except that time with Marco Risi.

-What was the initial idea that led you to write “Anna”?

-It was a very simple, almost anthropological idea: to imagine a world without adults. So I invented a virus, where on a global scale only the smallest remain.

-To create this adventure story, were you based on a reading you had as a child, like Jack London or Jules Verne?

-Exactly. I was a big adventure book reader when I was a kid. I loved him treasure islandI have heard the adventures of Jack London. I remembered those traditional books, but I placed the action in a post-apocalyptic setting.

INFO: The AMC signal can be seen in Argentina on Cablevisión (57 / HD 658), DirecTV (210 / HD 1210), Telecentro (416 / HD 1036), Movistar TV (355), Claro TV (330) and Supercanal (424) ) and in Chile by DirecTV (210 / HD 1210), Claro TV (13/613 HD), GTD (256) and Mundo Pacifico (HD 571).

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Source: Clarin

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