My Name is Tanino (2002)

A Film By Paolo Virzì

During a sunny Sicilian summer Tanino has a sweet and tender story with Sally, a young American tourist. But when summer is over, Sally flies back to the States forgetting Tanino and her camera. He instead cannot forget the girl and he decides to go to the States with the excuse of bringing back her the camera and to see the dreamland of any Sicilian. Tanino will discover that dreams don’t always match with reality.


Rachel as: Sally Garfield
Other cast: Corrado Fortuna (Tanino), Lori Hallier (Leslie Garfield), Barry Flatman (Mr. Garfield)
Alternative Title: None
Directed by: Paolo Virzì
Written by: Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo, Paolo Virzì
Production Status: Available on DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital HD
World Premiere: September 5, 2002 at Venice Film Festival
Theatrical Release: June 11, 2003 (Toronto Italian Film Festival)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Rated: Not Available
Distributor: Medusa Distribuzione
Run time: 100 min | 124 min
Production budget: Not Available
Box office: Not Available
Producers: Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Giovanni Lovatelli
Original Music by: Carlo Virzì
Cinematography by: Arnaldo Catinari

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Production Process

It was filmed in Italy, New York and Toronto (Canada).

Trivia & Facts

  • This was Rachel’s first feature film, which opened in theaters.
  • Rachel never been in a plain before she was asked to be in this movie, so she was 22 when she fly to Italy to film scenes for the movie.
  • Rachel had to speak Italian in this movie, although she couldn’t speak it. She learned her lines fonetically.
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    Awards & Nominations

    ☆ 2002 Venice Film Festival for Future Film Festival Digital Award – Special Mention

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