Claudio Casazza, Luca Ferri / Italy / 2013 / 60 min / Colour
n the house of Franco Piavoli in Pozzolengo, time expands. The director is filmed as daily life flows and space is fragmented into multiple frames and visions. Claudio Casazza and Luca Ferri deconstruct the image of the director, not questioning him directly, but filming his reflection. The plants and trees that surround the house are the stimulus to reflect on one's condition as a man, on becoming as a tangle of being. Cinema and the camera are the vehicle for an awareness that allows us to transcend the immanence and suffering of life. From the rooms of a country house to the fronds surrounding the garden, the documentary travels through the work of Piavoli, using images and suggestions, from Il Pianeta Azzurro to Ambulatorio - his first film - to investigate an idea of cinema that merges with a philosophical practice and a model of life, on the edge of the world, sheltered from contemporary logic.
Born in 1977, after studying political science - graduating with a thesis on Robert Altman - and a brief experience in the field of criticism, he continued his film education at the Scuola Civica in Milan. After his debut with the documentary It was the City of Cinema, which investigated the transformation of urban centres during the years in which movie theatres disappeared, he attended the Filmmaker workshop "Nutrimenti terrestri - Nutrimenti celesti" and "FareCinema" organised by Bobbio. The documentary Capulcu - Voices from Gezi Park, has been presented at numerous national and international festivals.
Luca Ferri trained as a self-taught artist and since 2011 has devoted himself to writing, photography and directing films presented in national and international festivals, including the Pesaro Film Fest, Filmmaker, Indielisboa, Documenta Madrid and Atlanta Film Festival. Abacuc, his first fictional work, was presented at the Turin Film Festival and at the Mar del Plata Film Festival.
Format HDScreenplay Claudio Casazza, Luca FerriCinematography Claudio Casazza, Luca FerriEditing Claudio Casazza, Luca FerriMusic Dario Agazzi, Duccio ServiMain cast Franco Piavoli, Flora Piavoli, Agata Piavoli, Luca Ferri (voce/voice over), Claudio Casazza, Mario Piavoli