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“IL GIGANTE PIDOCCHIO” BY PAOLO SANTANGELO

Article by: Marco De Bartolomeo

Translation by: Emiliana Freiria

His name is Gaspare. He is a tall and big man with large shepherd arms and a nice expression. He started working with sheeps when he was 14 years old and he never stopped since then, neither on holidays. After all – to quote one of his favourite mottos – to live truly means doing, acting, constantly moving. The rest, to him, is only mere existence. Continua la lettura di “IL GIGANTE PIDOCCHIO” BY PAOLO SANTANGELO

“IL GIGANTE PIDOCCHIO” DI PAOLO SANTANGELO

Il suo nome è Gaspare. Un tipo alto, corpulento, le braccia grosse da pastore e una faccia simpatica. Ha cominciato a lavorare con le pecore a 14 anni e da allora non ha più smesso, neppure nei giorni di festa. D’altronde – come recita una delle sue massime preferite – vivere veramente significa fare, agire, essere in continuo movimento. Il resto, per lui, è soltanto mera esistenza. Continua la lettura di “IL GIGANTE PIDOCCHIO” DI PAOLO SANTANGELO

“IN QUESTO MONDO” BY ANNA KAUBER

Article by: Marco De Bartolomeo

Translation by: Maria Elisa Catalano

A quiet clearing in the mountais, the tinkling of cowbells, a shepherd playing the violin near the flock. It might seem to be an idyll, a fiction, a delicate literary landscape like the one that we find in Virgilio’s Bucoliche, or from Tasso’s Aminta; but here, the mountains are in Veneto, the sheep are called by their names and the shepherd is actually a girl who has preferred pastoralism to the passion for music.

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“IN QUESTO MONDO” DI ANNA KAUBER

Una tranquilla radura di montagna, il tintinnare dei campanacci, un pastore che suona il violino vicino al suo gregge. Potrebbe sembrare un idillio, una finzione, un delicato paesaggio letterario come quello delle Bucoliche di Virgilio o dell’Aminta di Tasso; se non fosse che qui le montagne sono quelle del Veneto, le pecore sono chiamate per nome e il pastore, in realtà, è una ragazza che alla passione per la musica ha preferito la pastorizia.

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“HABITAT – L’AQUILA TODAY” BY EMILIANO DANTE

Article by: Ilaria Longo

Translation by: Ilaria Codeluppi

The Italian section of TFF DOC opens with ‘Habitat – personal notes’ (Habitat – Note personali), with which Emiliano Dante returns to the festival after his debut, five years ago, with Into the blue.

His goal is the same: to film the urban tragedy of L’Aquila. The main characters are the director himself and his former tent-mates: Alessio and Paolo.

Emiliano lives in one of the houses built by “project C.A.S.E.”. His girlfriend, Valentina, still lives in her old house; Alessio is a real estate agent and lives with Gemma in a house where they pay a low rent, since the earthquake damaged it. Paolo, who has become a painter after the tragedy, does not know what to expect from his life and from his daughter’s birth.

Everyone opens up sincerely to their friend Emiliano, behind the camera, without filters or victim complex: they are just hopeless. They are afraid of this ghost city, and some of them have tried to follow their friends, emigrating; but something has made them come back. “What do you dream of, Emiliano?” is a question that seems to look at the future, but it is actually the same old nightmare: the earthquake.

A peculiar documentary that does not open with a banal overview of the city ruins, but with the characters driving the 14 kilometers that separate them from the city. The new houses were built quite far from L’Aquila, in order to ease the reconstruction of the city center; but the clothes hanging from the balconies reveal that the clock has stopped on April 6, 2009.
A black and white movie to represent a city forgotten by the media, where there is nothing left to do. Emiliano Dante, producer, director, scriptwriter and actor reveals the loneliness and the dereliction still felt in L’Aquila. “I don’t want to conclude with an overview of the torchlight procession in memory of the tragedy” says the main character, “because here in L’Aquila we feel lonely”. A sincere and intimate look, far from a political critique.

“HABITAT – NOTE PERSONALI” DI EMILIANO DANTE

Si apre la sezione del TFF Italiana Doc con Habitat – Note personali, con cui Emiliano Dante ritorna al Festival dopo aver esordito cinque anni fa con Into the Blue.

Il suo obiettivo è sempre lo stesso:  mettere in scena il dramma dell’Aquila. Protagonisti sono lo stesso regista e i suoi due ex compagni di tenda: Alessio e Paolo. Emiliano vive in una delle abitazioni del Progetto C.A.S.E. ed è fidanzato con Valentina che invece vive ancora nella sua casa originaria; Alessio  fa l’agente immobiliare e vive con Gemma in una casa dall’affitto bassissimo perché ex terremotata e circondata dalle macerie; infine Paolo, diventato pittore dopo la strage, non sa cosa aspettarsi dal domani e dalla nascita della figlia.

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