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BIG TROUBLE AT CINECITTÀ WORLD

Manlio Castagna

THE ADVENTURE OF ALL ADVENTURES

 

 

The last pages of a book about the most mysterious and accursed film director of all time, are missing. Thirteen-year-old Guido Anselmi only has the few hours before sunrise to solve the puzzle, but it’s Walpurgis Night and anything is possible at Cinecittà World… as if in a dream, the park comes to life: menacing gangsters, submarines and a beautiful girl who offers to help him but seems to attract trouble at every turn.

* An unforgettable, adrenaline-fuelled adventure set in the Cinecittà World cinema theme park
* Frequent references to the situations of masterpiece like A Night at the Museum, Jumanji, The Purple Rose of Cairo and the dreamlike cinema of Federico Fellini, to whom the novel is dedicated

FIRST PUBLISHER: ELI – LA SPIGA (ITALY), 2020

Manlio Castagna

Manlio has a long career in children’s film festivals, as deputy director of Giffoni, and his debut saga for Mondadori (the fantasy trilogy: Petrademone) is a bestseller whose cinematographic rights have been acquired by Ivan Cotroneo and Indigo to develop a TV series. He has worked as creative consultant for Doha Film Institute, the most important film producer in the Middle East.