(AGI) Rome, Oct 15 - What happened during those two weeks ofAugust 1985 when judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellinowere held "prisoner" with their families in Asinara to savethem from an attack threatened by an order from a Mafia bossfound in Ucciardone? The two, waiting for the case notes forthe big Cosa Nostra trial they were preparing, spent many daysin the company of their families, of the guards who wereprotecting them and the beautiful sea of Asinara. The emotions,anxieties and fears of the pair are now being brought to thebig screen by Fiorella Infascelli, director of "Era d'estate"("It was summer"), to be presented on Thursday at the previewof the Rome Film Festival. Actors Giuseppe Fiorello(Borsellino) and Massimo Popolizio (Falcone) are joined byValeria Solarino (Francesca Morvillo) and Claudia Potenza(Agnese Borsellino), in a film that tells the story of aspecial moment in the life of the two judges, imagining ahistorical event about which we know nothing. "I wanted to makea simple film, almost geometrical," explained the directorduring the press conference. "I wanted to combine the feelingof fear and death that always accompanied the two magistrateswith a lightness, catching them in their more humorous moments.The place also helped me do this. We shot for 40 days in thelodge where the judges were really locked away." The Infascellifilm is very well documented and tells a plausible story, alsoappreciated by Borsellino's relatives, who will be present onThursday at Sala Petrassi for the official screening at 9 pm."They have seen the film and at the end were happy," thedirector added. "Era d'estate" is full of images, silences andpauses, painting Giovanni Falcone as ironic, irascible and alover of puns, while Borsellino is portrayed as moresoft-spoken, always very much present and less suspicious thanhis colleague. Two of Italy's most popular actors play theroles. It was tough for the Sicilian Giuseppe Fiorello to playthe part. "I had the comfort of the script and the director,which removed any doubts. I played a character who was in myimagination without trying to be like him." Popolizio took adifferent approach. "I worked on the nuances, trying to focuson the irony and melancholy of a man who was oftenunconventional. The film doesn't tell the story of their lives,but of a kind of interlude, almost a bubble of their lives.". .