Put Grandma in the Freezer

Cannes Remakes

Put Grandma in the Freezer

Category: Cannes Remakes Selection

Directed by: Giancarlo Fontana & Giuseppe G. Stasi

Produced by: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima & Carlotta Calori

Original title: Metti la Nonna in Freezer

Completed in: 2014


Simone, the most incorruptible and clumsy tax police officer, falls in love with Claudia, a young art restorer who manages to make ends meet thanks to her grandma’s retirement pension. When her grandma dies suddenly, Claudia and her friends, trying to avoid bankruptcy, organize a fraud aiming to collect the grandma’s retirement pension. Disguises, misunderstandings and ingenious lies are the ingredients for this irreverent comedy dedicated to the difficulty to make a living in times of crisis.

Director’s biography:

Giuseppe G. Stasi (director and screenwriter) and Giancarlo Fontana (director and editor) began their career in 2011, creating satirical viral web videos and contents for tv shows. Their first film, Metti la Nonna in Freezer (2018), was a hit comedy, ranking top 10 in box office. In 2019, they directed Bentornato Presidente. In 2022, they made their debut TV series, The Bad Guy, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, airing in 240 countries.

Producer’s biography;

Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, and Carlotta Calori are independent Italian producers who co-founded Indigo Film in 1994. Notably, they earned Oscars, BAFTAs, and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film for The Great Beauty (2013) by P. Sorrentino. Their achievements include David di Donatello wins for The Girl by the Lake (2007). Additionally, Il Divo (2008) won the Jury prize and Prix Vulcain at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2015, they received the EFA Young Audience Award for The Invisible Boy, and Youth (2015) won the EFA for Best European Film.

IP Holders : Indigo Film

Indigo Film is an independent Italian production company producing feature films, series, short films, documentaries and tv formats. Indigo Film today is a dynamic company, recognised both nationally and internationally. Indigo Film’s filmography includes Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty which won the Oscar® and Golden Globe® for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as a BAFTA in 2014.