ELSA & FRED (2014)


“Elsa and Fred” is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it’s never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in ‘La Dolce Vita’ at the Fontana di Trevi.

The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred is a bit younger than Elsa and has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa.

From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live -¬‐-¬‐ be it more or less -¬‐-¬‐ is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases. Fred surrenders to Elsa’s frenzy, to her youth, to her boldness, to her beautiful madness. And this is how Fred learns how to live. When he learns about Elsa’s terminal illness, he decides to make her dream come true and takes Elsa to Rome to reenact with her the famous scene at the Fontana di Trevi.


Shirley MacLane: Elsa
Christopher Plummer: Fred


-Winner of the International Audience Choice Award in Cinéfest Sudbury
-Nominated to Best Couple in Film in the WFCC Awards




  • Director:
    Michael Radford
    Produced by:
    Matthias Ehrenberg
    Nicolas Veinberg
    Jose Levy
    Ricardo Kleinbaum
    Ed Saxon
    Mike Bell
    Michael Radford
    Anna Pavignano
    Michael McDonough
    Production Designer:
    Stephanie Carroll
    Image Designer:
    Gary Jones
    Peter Boyle
    Original Score:
    Luis Bocalov
    Executive Producers:
    Rob Weston
    Ángel Losada Moreno
    Osvaldo Ríos
  • Associate Producers:
    Gonzalo Barrutieta
    José Alverde
    Rosa María Losada
    Braulio Arsuaga
    Glen Himes
    Rogelio Himes
    Carlos García de Paredes
    Patricia Riggen
    Cesar Canavati
    Luigi Mira
    Eduardo Zarazùa
    Line Producer:
    Carsten Lorenz
    1st AD:
    Artist W Robinson
    Production Company:
    Cuatro Plus Films LLC
    Río Negro Producciones
    Defiant Pictures
    Foreign Sales Agent:
    Creative Andina
    Inferno Distribution