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"Everything Everywhere All at Once", the 7 statuettes and the link with the Rome-L'Aquila-Teramo motorway

What does the best film of the Oscars 2023 have to do with the A24 Parks highway? The anecdote revealed by film critic Andrea Romeo


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There is a curious and singular backstory that concerns Italy and the production company that triumphed at the Oscars with "Everything Everywhere All at Once". The A24 film company, founded in 2012 by Daniel Katz, David Fenkel and John Hodges, which produced the film of the Daniels (the couple of directors formed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) together with brothers Anthony and Joseph Russo, owes its name to the homonymous Italian highway that connects Rome to Teramo, passing through L'Aquila. The founders were traveling by car on the highway of the Parks when they had the idea to create the company. To reveal it, during the live broadcast of the Oscar Night, was the Italian distributor of "Everything Everywhere All at Once", Andrea Romeo, founder and editorial director of "I Wonder Pictures".

The A24, which is based in Manhattan, has become in ten years a cult society in US independent cinema. "Everything Everywhere All at Once" is just the spearhead of a production company that also worked on "The Whale" (the film that earned the Oscar for Best Actor to Brendan Fraser) and "Minari", much appreciated two years ago, able to get six nominations (including film and direction) and win the award for best supporting actress, Youn Yuh-jung. In addition, A24 also worked for the film "Moonlight", best film at the Oscars 2017, the year of the exchange of envelopes with "La La Land".