Flavio Furno and His Journey to Cannes
When we reach him by phone for the interview, Flavio Furno is in the car and travelling to Rome, from there he will take a plane to Cannes. He is indeed one of the actors of The Sun of the Future, Nanni Moretti’s film in competition at the International Film Festival, and he is ready for his first red carpet. “Of course this year there are so many international stars: people will see me and DiCaprio next to me. I have to stand a little apart otherwise they could make the comparison and my self-esteem will suffer!” he says with a smile, between a joke and an anecdote about his career. Class of 1986, reserved and shy – but not pathologically, he insists on specifying – Furno has behind him very important collaborations and his debut in theater even bears the signature of Luigi De Filippo, with whom he shares the Neapolitan origins of which he is extremely proud. His career as an actor, however, became clear after admission to the Teatro Stabile di Genova school and thanks to many television projects. He does not like to speculate about his private life but admits to having a companion who, when he is away from the set, watches many films with him, accompanies him to do the shopping or on the trips they love to do together. He defines himself as an actor who likes to lead a very normal life, marked by precise rhythms … maybe even without too many social networks.
Flavio Furno’s Role in The Sun of the Future
In the film The Sun of the Future his role is that of an actor: one could say that he plays himself. Did he always know he wanted to do this job? “I’ve changed the answer to this question too many times so maybe there isn’t one that’s completely true. I started very early – this year marks 17 years since my debut – and it was by chance, taking a theater course in my city. Right after that I was taken for some shows. I can say, however, that I have never really done any other job than those that young people do to start earning money on their own, acting was my first real job.” When did he realize that this was his path? “For the first periods everything seemed like a kind of toyland: I was doing something that I enjoyed, that kept me among people and that allowed me to travel around Italy. I even found it incredible that someone paid me for this. The real awareness came when I was taken to the Teatro Stabile di Genova school. At first I really trusted those people, who were authoritative and entitled to do so, who told me I had talent. The thought that someone saw in me something that I still couldn’t see made me feel good“.
Flavio Furno’s Normal Life
He does not like to speculate about his private life but admits to having a companion who, when he is away from the set, watches many films with him, accompanies him to do the shopping or on the trips they love to do together. He defines himself as an actor who likes to lead a very normal life, marked by precise rhythms … maybe even without too many social networks.