ITALY 26 MIN
In Malo, a small Italian town near Vicenza, a group of young guys in their 20s, live their ordinary lives during the modern-day economic crisis. One of them is a costumed superhero, another one entertains himself by destroying abandoned factories. Day after day, they all try to grow up strong and never give up. While chatting in a pub with a little imagination, handling weapons and vandalizing things, they try to give their lives a meaning, even if it seems very hard.
Was born in Milan on the 27th of May 1972, where he graduated in Philosophy. He then moved in Rome, where he currently lives, to attend the National Film School. His graduation project "Monnalisa" earned him the David di Donatello Award as "Best short film". Later he turned to the world of documentaries and has remained linked ever since.
Was born in Recanati on the 5th of July 1977. After finishing his degree in Communication studies he moved in Milan to attend a Master in "Digital Film and Television". Here, he collaborated with a Media Production Studio and the Experimental Theater of Milan before moving to Rome, where he currently lives. In Rome, he approached the field of documetary films working on his first thematic documentary "Il Cammino di Santiago" (Way of St. James). Later he specialized in narrative documentary.
Thanks to their on-field experience, the two directors have been able to tell stories of conflicts and crisis, developing a reportage/in depth analysis approach in dealing with current events of political and social interest.
As filmmaker they worked together on the following docu-movies: “Cocaina” (Cocaine) a report on the use of Cocaine by white-collars. “La grande paura” (The Great fear), documenting the presence of xenophobic feeling in Italy. “La vittima e il carnefice” (The victim and his Criminal), dealing with domestic violence against woman. “Napoli vita morte e miracoli” (The life and death of Naples) telling the troubled and tragic every-day life in the Campania region. (broadcasted by Raitre in 2007). “Napoli comincia a Chiaiano” (Naples begins in Chaiano) a testimony of the fight against the opening of a new landfill by Neapolitans. “Alitalia, ultima fermata” ( Alitalia, last stop), on the protest held by employees from the Italian national airline. “Il regno delle due Sardegne”( Kingdom of the two Sardinias), which reports on the elections in Sardinia.
They also collaborated with MTVnews for full coverage of the Italian youth (I ragazzi contro la Monnezza (Youth against garbage), “Gli eroi di Lampedusa” (Heros of Lampedusa), “Milano lontano dal cuore” (Milan far from the Heart), “Il paese dei Trans” (The Land of Trans), “Combattere a 20 anni” (20 years old and fighting), “Costa Smeralda” (Emerald Coast), “Emigranti” (Migrants), “Mamme per caso” (Mother by chance), etc., 2009-2011, www.mtvnews.it) and with the newspaper “Corriere della Sera”, working as reporters in different areas of Italy affected by conflicts and crisis. On www.corriere.it, they used the style of “docu-live” to report the refugee crisis in Lampedusa throughout the entire period, during which they shooted the docu-movie “Lampedusa siamo noi” (We are Lampedusa) 2011-2013, and “Libera Espressione” (Free Speech) in 2014.
In 2014, they spent several months on a ship of the Italian Navy to show the life of the first Italian woman Captain involved in the “Mare Nostrum” operation launched by the Italian Government to prevent refugee drowing off the coast of the Island of Sicily. The docu-fiction was broadcasted by Raitre and on the Corriere della sera site as web-serie.
- Equality Film Festival, USA 2016
- DOCFeed, Netherlands 2017
- Wales International Documentary Festival, UK 2017
Short Competition 2017