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25° San Giò Verona Video Festival 2019

Verona 23 – 27 luglio 2019

Premi Concorso Lungometraggi
 
Miglior Film – Best Movie
Layla at the Bridge” (Canada, Afghanistan, 2018)
di Elissa Sylvia Mirzaei e Gulistan Mirzaei
Una storia raccontata con forza e determinazione da una donna che, in un clima di disorientamento del mondo maschile, riesce a perseguire il proprio sogno. La figura di Layla risalta senza lasciar spazio a commiserazione e vittimismo.

Miglior Regia – Best Director
Sabrina Paravicini e Nino Monteleone
per “Be Kind” (Italia, 2018)
Per il grande equilibrio con cui viene affrontato il tema della “diversità” data dalla sindrome di Asperger. Il film offre una panoramica a 360° attraverso le testimonianze di quanti vivono in prima persona le diversità, dei loro familiari e degli esperti.

Miglior fotografia – Best Cinematography
Rafael Eiras
per “El Rey Negro” (Bolivia, Spagna, Brasile, 2018)
di Paola Gosalvez, Luis Carlos Nascimento
L’ottimo uso della luce ha saputo descrivere il vissuto e il vivere dei personaggi con visi, mani, corpi. La fotografia è l’elemento portante del film, sostituisce le parole e la musica.

Premio “Abbas Kiarostami – L’undicesima stella”
¡Folk! Una mirada a la música tradicional de Castilla y León                                         (Spagna, 2018) di Pablo Garcia Sanz
Kiarostami aveva riscoperto il valore della musica nella sua narrazione cinematografica, per questo abbiamo assegnato il premio a questo film dove la musica è interprete dell’anima di un paese.

La Giuria
Abbas Gharib (Presidente), Cinzia Inguanta, Luciano Cenna, Moein Fahti, Davide Rossi, Guido Zauli

Il Festival
Direttore Ugo Brusaporco
 
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25th San Giò Verona Video Festival, 2019

Verona 23rd– 27th July 2019

Feature Film Competition Awards
 
Best Film
 Layla at the Bridge” (Canada, Afghanistan, 2018)
by Elissa Sylvia Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei
A story told with force and determination by a woman who, in a climate of disorientation created by a masculine world, succeeds in following her personal dream. Layla’ great character stands out, without leaving room for commiseration or a persecution complex.
 
Best Direction
Sabrina Paravicini and Nino Monteleone
for “Be Kind” (Italy, 2018)
For the splendid balance with which it deals with the topic of “being different” as a result of Asperger syndrome. The film offers a comprehensive overview of the subject through the testimony of those who suffer from the syndrome themselves, as well as that of family members and of experts in the field.
 
Best Cinematography
Rafael Eiras
for “El Rey Negro” (Bolivia, Spain, Brazil, 2018)
by Paola Gosalvez and Luis Carlos Nascimento
The excellent use of light succeeds in conveying the past and present lives of the characters, through their faces, hands and bodies. The cinematography is the fundamental aspect of this film, substituting for words and music.
 
The “Abbas Kiarostami – The Eleventh Star” Award
“¡Folk! Una mirada a la música tradicional de Castilla y León”
(Spain, 2018) by Pablo Garcia Sanz
Kiarostami rediscovered the importance of music in his cinematographic narration: for this reason, we have given the prize to this film in which music interprets the soul of a region.
 
The Jury
Abbas Gharib (President), Cinzia Inguanta, Luciano Cenna, Moein Fahti, Davide Rossi, Guido Zauli

 
 

25°  San Giò Verona Video Festival  2019
 
Verona 23 – 27 luglio 2019
 
Premi Concorso Cortometraggi
  
Miglior Film – Best Movie
 AUA (Aria)
 (Kazakhstan 2018) by Aizhana Kassymbek
 Per la grazia con cui filma senza una parola i pensieri di un ragazzo che vorrebbe abbandonare la casa del nonno per diventare pilota e volare nel cielo, ma arriva a scoprire sulla terra un’empatia più profonda e inaspettata, in un film che prima e più che una storia è un film sul cinema.
 
For the grace with which it reveals, without any words, the thoughts of a boy who would like to abandon his grandfather’s house to become a pilot and take to the skies, but ends up finding a deeper, unexpected empathy with him on the ground. This is a film that is - first and foremost - a film about cinema.
 
Miglior Regia – Best Director
 Priit Tender
 for Orpheos (Estonia 2019)
Per la rilettura creativa del mito in una dimensione altrettanto ancestrale eppure attuale grazie a un’animazione, una sceneggiatura combinate a una musica perfettamente aderente in un mix coinvolgente ed emotivamente efficace

For its creative reinterpretation of the myth in a dimension that is similarly ancestral, yet rendered contemporary by its animation, screenplay and an ideal musical accompaniment that create a beguiling and emotionally effective mix.
 
Miglior Sceneggiatura - Best screenplay
 Sofia Auza
for Octubre otra vez (Mexico 2018) by Sofia Auza
 Come unire una storia d’amore a una dieta ecologicamente compatibile attraverso una scrittura limpida, a volte tenera e ironica. L’ironia irresistibile degli opposti nella irrinunciabile commistione amorosa.
 
How to combine a love story with an ecologically compatible diet, by means of a text that is crystal-clear, and at times tender and ironic - with the irresistible irony of opposites involved in an irrevocable amorous relationship.
 
Miglior fotografia – Best Cinematography
 Brendan McGinty
 for The Number (South Africa, Great Britain 2018), by Manuela Gray
 Il segno tracciato da un bianco e nero artistico e spietato come i protagonisti di vite crudeli edificate nella prigionia. Il ritmo serrato delle immagini esalta la drammaticità della narrazione.
 
The film’s message is powerfully conveyed in an aesthetically effective black and white that is as hard and ruthless as the protagonists, whose lives have been cruelly marked by their time in prison. The rapid rhythm of the images heightens the dramatic tension of the narration
 
 Miglior Montaggio  – Best Editing
Max Hattler
 for Serial Parallels (Hong Kong, Germany 2019) by Max Hattler
 Per come esprime il passare del tempo nella verticalità orizzontale degli edifici come viaggio contemporaneo degli umani in un mondo che ne appare svuotato.
 
For the way it shows the passing of time in the horizontal verticality of the buildings, reflecting the contemporary journey of humans in a world that appears to ignore them completely.
 
Miglior Musica  – Best Music
 Rudi Wahl
 for 60 Ways to Die or Fly (Switzerland 2018) by Christina Benz
 Archeologia chitarristica del rock in movimento con la creazione estemporanea del disegno sulla sabbia. Lo strumento solitario si muove come la mano che disegna i tratti della morte e del volo.
  
Miglior interprete - Best performance
Lilibeth Rivas
for Duro de amar (El Salvador 2018) by Jorge Avalos
 Per l’ipnotico rituale con cui “danza” la fine del suo amore nel quale è sufficiente un oggetto soltanto - un mattone - a portare in scena in un duetto surreale il suo uomo perduto e duro de amar.
 
For the hypnotic ritual with which she “dances” the end of her love story, in which a single object - a brick – is sufficient to conjure up, in a surreal duet, the man she has lost and who was decidedly duro de amar.
  
La Giuria
 
The Short Film Jury, led by Carlo Micheli and composed of Rodrigo Diaz, Elena Gladkova, Marco Ongaro, Giovanna Tamassia and Simone Villani.
 
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25°  San Giò Verona Video Festival  2019
 
Verona 23 – 27 luglio 2019
 
Premi Giuria Social Club
 
The SOAVITA' DELLA VITA “Soave Award”
 Octubre otra vez
(Mexico 2018) by Sofia Auza
 Attraverso il racconto di una storia d 'amore , fatta di semplici gesti condivisi, spesso dimenticati nella quotidianità tecnologica , il film esprime con delicatezza i sentimenti e la soavità della vita

By means of the description of a love story, made up of the simple shared gestures that are often overlooked in today’s technological age, the film delicately expresses the sentiments and the gentle tenderness of life.
 
The Fevoss Award for CHARITABLE SENTIMENTS
 13 Seconds
 (Iran 2018) by Milad Tangshir
Il film racconta la terribile esperienza del popolo iraniano colpito duramente dal terremoto nel novembre del 2017.
 13 secondi per perdere tutto.
 In quei tragici momenti la solidarietà, intrinseca nell'essere umano, si manifesta pienamente

The film shows the horrific experience of the Iranian people who were hit by the earthquake in November 2017.
13 seconds, in which they lost everything.
 In those tragic moments, the charity that is an intrinsic quality of human beings was made fully manifest.
 
 Special Award for the 25 years of the Festival
 Matter and motion
 (Hong Kong – Germany 2018)  by Max Hattler
Il video rappresenta la sintesi di un festival che, evolvendosi nel corso di 25 anni, ha saputo farsi portavoce di immagini in libertà, di pensieri ed emozioni pure.
 
This video represents in synthesis a Festival which, evolving over the course of 25 years, has succeeded in making itself an ambassador for free-ranging images and thoughts, as well as pure emotions.
 
 La Giuria
 
Giuseppe Genovese, Marta Covre, Flavia Marani, Susanna Serafin, Giampiero Arlani, Sante Storace, Giampaolo Veronese

Il Festival
Direttore Ugo Brusaporco

 
 

25°  San Giò Verona Video Festival  2019
Verona 23 – 27 luglio 2019

Concorso Cortometraggi
 
Martedì 23 Luglio
Ore 20.30

The Bird and the Whale (Irlanda, 2018, 7’) Directed by Carol Freeman. Produced by Jonathan Clarke. Screenplay by Carol Freeman. Music by Chris McLoughlin. Animazione: Santiago Lopez Jover, Eimhin McNamara. Synopsis: The Bird and the Whale is a story about a young whale struggling to find his voice. After straying too far from his family to explore a shipwreck, he discovers it’s sole survivor, a caged songbird. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.

Orpheos (Estonia, 2019, 12’ 45”) Directed by Priit Tender. Produced by Kalev Tamm. Screenplay by Priit Tender. Story by Priit Tender. Music by Kadri Voorand. Edited by Priit Tender. Animazione: Ülle Metsur, Tarmo Vaarmets, Maiken Silla, Dag-Ole Solaas, Priit Tender, Synopsis: Orpheus can enchant everyone with his music, including animals and plants. His song can even rescue his beloved Euredice from the underworld. But there is one condition – until Orpheus reaches the land of the living, he cannot turn around to see if his love is truly following him.

With a view of the Bosphorus (Svezia, Turchia, 3018, 11’ 18”) Directed by Freja Andersson . Produced by Freja Andersson. Screenplay by Freja Andersson. Story by Freja Andersson. Cinematography Freja Andersson. Edited by Freja Andersson. Synopsis: On a street in Istanbul. On one side, masked people fire slingshots and on the other, riot police are taking up positions. The balance of power proved fragile overnight. Barricades were set on fire. Between the two fronts, daily life goes on. Tea is served, taxis go about their business. A film about the conquest of public space.

-6.831 miles (Gran Bretagna 4’23”) Directed by Shuna Luo. Produced by Shuna Luo. Screenplay by Shuna Luo. Story by Shuna Luo. Cinematography Shuna Luo. Edited by Shuna Luo. Animation: Shuna Luo. Synopsis: -6.831 miles tells a story of a depressed man addicted to tiny space, and finally make himself disappeared. It’s a film about the universal feeling of insecurity as an individual that everyone had. and here are some still images you might need.

To plant a flag (Norvegia, Islanda, 2018, 14’ 25”) Directed by Bobbie Peers. Produced by Ruben Thorkildsen, Henrik Hofstad, Skúli Malmquist. Screenplay by Bobbie Peers. Story by Bobbie Peers. Cinematography Jakob Ingimundarson. Edited by Jon Endre Mørk. Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Jake Johnson, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Seth Morris. Synopsis:  In preparation for the moon landing in 1969, NASA sent a team of astronauts to the lunar landscapes of Iceland. Their hi-tech training mission soon discovers what obstacles one can meet when facing an Icelandic sheep farmer.

5’23 avant la fin d’un monde ( Francia, 2018, 5’ 23”) Directed by Bophal . Produced by Bophal. Screenplay by Bophal. Story by Bophal. Music by Théophane Bertuit. Animation: Bophal.. Synopsis: A whale washes up on a beach. It is the last of its species. It still breathes and it doesn't intend to leave without saying "goodbye".

La matita rossa (Italia, 2018, 17’ 34”) Directed by Denis Dellai. Produced by Progetto Cinema. Screenplay by Denis Dellai. Story by Denis Dellai. Music by Paolo Agostini. Cinematography Francesco Sandonà. Edited by Denis Dellai. Cast: Carlo Properzi Curti, Davide Dolores, Andrea Pergolesi, Diego Dalla Via. Synopsis: Un film dedicato alla Grande Guerra.

In the beginning  was silence (Libano, 2019, 9’ 30”) Directed by Tatiana Saroufim. Produced by Doris Saba. Screenplay by Tatiana Saroufim. Story by Tatiana Saroufim. Cinematography by Elias Freifer. Edited by Charlie Hokayem. Cast: Nastia Saroufim, Doris Saba, Larissa Ayyoub. Synopsis The main story of the film is about a beautiful teacher MARIA, a young ambitious girl, she was loved by everyone in the school and seemed to be the ideal for many of the students out there. Joy a 15 years old lonely girl, one of Maria’s students, that she was ignored by many other students.  One night, felt so sad, joy tried to contact her beloved teacher because she was her last hope. But unfortunately, Maria was busy with friends to give time to Joy’s call and asked her to wait for the upcoming day.  The second day, early morning, Maria was attending her first class when she discovered that joy committed a suicide the night she ignored her call.

Shanti Khana (USA, 2018, 28’) Directed by Lauren Anders Brown . Produced by Lauren Anders Brown. Screenplay by Lauren Anders Brown. Music by Daisy Coole , Tom Nettleship. Cinematography by  Lauren Anders Brown. Edited by Lauren Anders Brown. Cast: Ashley Judd (narration) , Minara. Synopsis: Shanti Khana follows the journey of Rohingya Muslim women who have escaped persecution in Myanmar and now call the makeshift refugee camps of Bangladesh their home. Primo Levi once said: "Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions." The 2018 documentary "Shanti Khana" begins with a story of the victims of similar monsters.

Trumped (Nigeria, 2019, 10’) Directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare. Produced by Stanlee Ohikhuare. Screenplay by Stanlee Ohikhuare. Story by Stanlee Ohikhuare. Cinematography by Stanlee Ohikhuare. Edited by Stanlee Ohikhuare. Cast: Brutus Richard, Ronya Mangertzman, Lucas Haddoub, Josephine Haddoub. Synopsis: "There's no crime like war! There's none brutal like man."

Tarakanishe (The Big Cockroach, Russia, 2018, 8’ 53”) Directed by Sonia Telamud Produced by Master film and Studio 25. Screenplay by Sonia Telamud e Elizaveta Simbirskaya. Story by Kornei Chukovskiy. Music by Oleg Yatsina, Alexander Melamud. Cinematography: Sonia Melamud. Editing: Sonia Melamud. Synopsis  In questo film il mondo è una bellissima macchina musicale. Ognuno deve prendere il suo posto per suonare una musica secondo il piano dei direttori. Ma nessun piano può funzionare per sempre se non c’è la possibilità di cambiarlo.

Skin (USA, 2018, 20’) Directed by Guy Nattiv. Produced by Guy Nattiv, Jaime Ray Newman. Screenplay by Sharon Maymon,  Guy Nattiv. Story by Sharon Maymon. Music by Brian McOmber. Cinematography by Drew Daniels. Edited by Yuval Orr. Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Jackson Robert Scott, Jonathan Tucker. Synopsis: A small supermarket in a blue-collar town, a black man smiles at a ten-year-old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

The Return (Russia, 2018, 8’ 51”)  Directed by Mila Komrakova . Produced by  Domino. Screenplay by Mila Komrakov  Story by Mila Komrakova. Music by Jack Savoretti, Russian Roulette. Cinematography Yacheslav Kazantsev. Edited by Yacheslav Kazantsev. Cast: Anton Popichenkov, Maria Marinova Vasilieva. Synopsis: The military returns home. His wife is not at home. While waiting for her he is looking through their belongings thinking about happy past. How would be their meeting when she returns? It is a story about war, love and relationships affected by them.
 
Mercoledì  24 Luglio
Ore 20.30

Vertigo (Italia, 2019, 3’ 37’) Directed, Produced , Writing, Cinematography and Edited by Flavio Sciolè.  Video Art

Materanneta, l’usato green e social (Italia, 1969)  Directed by Walter Mazo Produced by Walter Mazo. Screenplay by Walter Mazo, Elena Rodella. Music by AA.VV. Cinematography  by Walter Mazo. Edited by Walter Mazo Synopsis: Mattaranetta è una Cooperativa Sociale che sogna di diventare un Centro di Riuso ufficialmente riconosciuto. Nata nel 2007, si occupa di servizi ambientali, sgomberi per privati e aziende e compravendita di beni usati. Nasce dalla precedente esperienza della Comunità Emmaus e ne continua le attività impiegando persone normalmente escluse dal mondo del lavoro. La sede storica è da sempre un posto dove si valorizzano i "rifiuti", un esempio quindi di applicazione pratica di Economia Circolare.

13 Seconds (Iran, 2018)  Directed by  Milad Tangshir. Produced by Milad Tangshir. Screenplay by : Milad Tangshir. Music by Mood Collider Shirman. Cinematography  by : Milad Tangshir. Edited by : Milad Tangshir. Synopsis Nel novembre 2017, un devastante terremoto ha colpito l'Iran. Ci sono voluti solo 13 secondi per perdere tutto...

16 districts, 16 floors, 16 people (Armenia, 2018, 19’ 44”) Directed by Tatevik Vardanyan. Produced by Tatevik Vardanyan, Garo Berberian. Screenplay by Tatevik Vardanyan. Story by Tatevik Vardanyan. Music by Kai Engel, 'Sunset' ; Technology of Silence 'Ruins of Soviets'. Cinematography by Tatevik Vardanyan, Vahe, Nersisyan, Alex Tarverdi. Edited by Tatevik Vardanyan. Cast: Anahit Yengibaryan, Andranik Harutyunyan, Artur Harutyunyan, Avetis Paronyan, Biata Tikhonov, Hakop Aghekyan, Hamlet Harutyunyan, Hamlet Malyan, Hasmik Gevorgyan, Janna Gevorgyan, Kristina Aghasaryan, Lavrent Tovmasyan, Mamikon Muradyan, Narek Sargsyan, Rafayel Papoyan, Shavarsh Nikoyan.. Synopsis: 16 District, 16 Floors, 16 People”, is a short film featuring a district in Yerevan, Armenia, where the legacy of the Soviet Union still occupies the minds and daily lives of the residents living in these huge unfinished monolithic structures built to write the letters CCCP. The film highlights the communities everyday issues and concerns, linking the past and present with all its changes and difficulties of the people once living in a superpower that’s become a decaying empire.

Fusilao (Venezuela, 2018, 10’) Directed by Maria Laura Reina. Produced by Tábata Briceño y María Laura Reina. Screenplay by Maria Laura Reina. Cinematography Camilo Paparoni. Edited by Lorena Colmenares y María Laura Reina.  Cast: Laura Boully: Mamá.  Henrique Quintero: Niño . Luis Alfredo Albarrán: Doctor. Synopsis Un accidente inesperado deja a Henrique inconsciente, su madre lo lleva de emergencias al hospital. Sin embargo pronto descubrirá que el juego Fusilao podría convertirse en una metáfora de lo que se vive día a día en los pasillos de un hospital en Venezuela.

Ca$h (Singapore, 2018, 11’ 45”) Directed by Tan Wei Ting . Produced by Ying Tong Chng. Screenplay by Tan Wei Ting, Zoea Tania Chen. Story by Tan Wei Ting, Zoea Tania Chen . Music by Joel Nah. Cinematography  by Shaun Neo. Edited by Gladys Ng, Tan Wei Ting. Cast: Jalyn Han, Doreen Toh, Catherine Wong, Judy Ngo, Glendon Ho, Prem John, Synopsis Four cashier aunties gather to stage a revolt by locking themselves up inside the supermarket late at night; they are about to lose their jobs as the chain transits into a cashless system. The group of friends struggle with themselves and the outside world as the night unfurls.

The number (Sud Africa, Gran Bretagna, 2018,  13’44”) Directed by Manuela Gray. Produced by Manuela Gray, Brendan McGinty, Janette DeVilliers. Screenplay by Manuela Gray. Story by Manuela Gray. Music by Travis Hefferen. Cinematography  by Brendan McGinty. Edited by Paul Gardner. Cast: Isaac, Jamut, Joseph, Michael, Turner. Synopsis: The Number is a short documentary film that looks at the myths and markings of South Africa's prison 'Number' gangs A secret code spelt out and spoken across the bodies of the inmates. The film immerses its audience in the world of the Number gangs, their history, personal journeys, codes and body markings.

Yousef (Italia, Francia, 2018, 14’16”) Directed by Mohamed Hossameldn. Produced by Saverio Pesapane (Prem1ere Film Srl), Autorino Mariapia (Prem1ere Film Srl), Roberto De Feo (Prem1ere Film Srl), Giovanni Stella (Smile Vision). Screenplay by Mohamed Hossameldin. Story by Mohamed Hossameldin. Music by Federico Landini. Cinematography by Daniele Ciprî. Edited by Miriam Palmarella. Cast: Jean-Christophe Folly, Rita Gatti, Rocco Lo Schiavo, Teresa Piergentili, Tullio Sorrentino, Giorgia Spinelli. Synopsis:  Yousef è un cuoco di successo, figlio di immigrati, cresciuto in Italia. Dopo una lunghissima attesa riesce ad ottenere la cittadinanza italiana, pochi giorni dopo l'attentato di Macerata. Le certezze di Yousef iniziano a vacillare, fino a condurlo ad una vera e propria crisi di identità. Quando si troverà di fronte ad una scelta che fino a poco prima sarebbe stata ovvia, non saprà più cosa fare.

Biciklisti (Cyclist Croazia, Francia, 2018, 7’ 20”) Directed by Veljko Popovic. Produced by Lemonade3d, Bagan Films. Screenplay by Veljko Popović. Story by Veljko Popović. Music by Pablo Pico, Siniša Jakelić, Nikola Džaja. Edited by Veljko Popović. Animators: Goran Stojnić, Chloe Roux, Lucija Bužančić, Sander Joon, Mario Vrandečić. Synopsis The cycling season is nearing its grand finale. During the final race, the two men in the lead are competing for more than the Grand Trophy; they are fighting for the affection of a lady and fulfilment of their erotic fantasies. Meanwhile, the small port town prepares for the arrival of a large ocean liner and its dashing captain. Inspired by the art of Vasko Lipovac, Veljko Popović created an animated short marked by unique aesthetics. Painted in vivid colours of summer and with a dash of the erotic, its is a comedy that captures the spirit of a small Mediterranean town.

Pooling (USA, Spagna, 2018, 4’ 05”) Directed by di Dawn Westlake. Produced by Ron de Cana Productions, inc.. Screenplay by Dawn Westlake. Story by Dawn Westlake. Music by Jjoan Armand Forero. Cinematography by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig. Edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig. Cast: Markitus. Synopsis : When one takes an ill-advised leap of faith into the void, the body breaks. It takes a pooling of the deepest resources of the spirit to reconstruct the man.

A White Dog, over the Fog (Sud Corea, 2018, 13’ 20”) Directed by Jung Seunghee. Produced by Kwon TheQ. Screenplay by Jung Seunghee. Story by Jung Seunghee. Music by Kwon Hyun-jeong, Animation Artwork. Edited by Jung Seunghee. Cast: Yujeong Moon. Synopsis: A girl who is afraid of the outside comes across a white dog who lives alone next door. They look at each other through the window, over the fog.

AUA (Air, Kazakistan, 2018, 13’ 53”) Directed by Aizhana Kassymbek. Produced by Diana Ashimova. Screenplay by Aizhana Kassymbek. Story by Aizhana Kassymbek. Cinematography  by Aigul Nurbulatova. Edited by Aigul Nurbulatova, Timur Nurdaulet. Cast: Chingiz Uketayev, Alexander Kolovertnykh, Synopsis: “Can we just throw grandpa away somewhere?” A young boy who dreams of becoming a pilot someday is taking care of his grandpa on another boring day—until that question. What choice will he make? Or what choice can he make?

La eternidad de Paula (Venezuela, 2018, 10’ 45”) Directed by di Dayana Gauthier Produced by Mireya Piñuela. Screenplay by Dayana Gauthier y Lino Ocando. Story by Dayana Gauthier y Lino Ocando. Music by Lino Ocando. Cinematography by Gerard Uzcategui. Edited by Dayana Gauthier. Cast: Estefany Chirino (Niña), Mercedes Bueno (Madre) y Evarista Vásquez (Abuela). Synopsis; Liana, a 5-year-old girl and her family face a fierce drought. While the mother packs to emigrate. The girl has an unexpected encounter that will change the destiny of all.
 
Giovedì 25 Luglio
Ore 20.30
 
10 (Croazia, 2018, 8’ 09” ) Directed by Paula Konjušić. Produced by Ustanova Zagreb. Screenplay by Paula Konjušić. Story by Paula Konjušić. Music by Milan Pantović. Animation Paula Konjušić. Edited by Paula Konjušić. Cast: Voice Roko Crnić. Synopsis: A young man experiences other people’s lives and emotions. Unable to find his own self, he visits a psychiatrist who immediately diagnoses the problem. It can be resolved in ten steps, with the help of a cassette player. As the metronome sounds the start of the treatment, the patient is launched deep into his own subconscious.

Coucouleurs (Svizzera, 2019, 6’ 35”) Directed by Oana Lacroix. Produced by Julien Duret & Alexandra Ruepp. Screenplay by Oana Lacroix. Story by Oana Lacroix. Music by Jacques Zürcher. Cinematography & Animation Oana Lacroix. Edited by Julien Duret- Synopsis: In a large forest where single-colored birds live, everyone has found his place in a tree that looks like him. But what happens when a bird has two colors?

Schauerfilm (Kosovo, Albania, 2018, 18’) Directed by Lorena Sopi. Produced by Agim Sopi, Lorena Sopi. Screenplay by Lorena Sopi. Story by Lorena Sopi. Music by Mendi Mengjiqi. Cinematography Besnik Hasolli. Edited by Lorena Sopi. Cast: Afrim Muçaj as Profesor Selo, Agron Shala as Profesor Bady, Ylber Bardhi  as Uci,  Beslidhje Bytyqi as Tina, Kreshnik Malushaj. Synopsis:  Some of the students from Film History class went missing. The professor sends their classmates to go find them wherever they went, and let them know that class is starting. The students that go to look for them, end up not coming back. They disappear in mysterious ways among the labyrinths and classrooms of the school.

Prvi korak (First Step, Croazia, 2019, 9’50) Directed by Petra Kožar. Produced by Vinko Brešan. Screenplay by Petra Kožar. Story by Petra Kožar. Music by Nika Kožar. Animation Petra Kožar, Mislav Tomašinjak, Željko Kolarić. Edited by Petra Kožar. Synopsis: There is a small creature Plupko living in a large tree in a forest. Plupko dreams about adventure in the big world, but he has never left his tree. One day, Plupko decides for the first time to get to the ground, but it seems more difficult than he expected…

Octubre otra vez ( Messico, 2018,  5’ 41”) Directed by Sofia Auza. Produced by Sofía Auza. Screenplay by Sofía Auza. Story by Sofía Auza. Music Themes: Kai Engel. Cinematography Sofía Auza. Edited by Sofía Auza. Cast: Joshua Davie, María José Villanueva, Jeremie Cormier. Voce narrante Jair Arizimedi. Synopsis: Memories of an intense love with its ups and downs, interwoven with witty enviromental statements, reminds us that in order to enjoy our loved ones we must first keep our only planet inhabitable.

Campo minato (Italia, 2018, 9’ 57”) Directed by Michele Bellio. Produced by Associazione Culturale Sguardi, Lanterna Magica s.n.c. di Bellio Michele e C.. Screenplay by Michele Bellio, Lorenzo Ferrari, Michele Odorizzi. Music by Massimo Faes. Cinematography by Wlady Avanzo. Edited by Michele Bellio. Cast: Michele Bellio, Lorenzo Ferrari. Synopsis  Un conflitto imprecisato. Un campo probabilmente minato separa due soldati dal riparo offerto da una chiesa. La situazione di stallo diventa l'occasione per riflettere sulla vita ed affrontare il passato.

Duro de amar (El Salvador, 2018, 10’) Directed by Jorge Avalos. Produced by Paolo Hasbun. Screenplay by Jorge Avalos. Music by Arturo Corrales. Cinematography Paolo Hasbun. Cast: Lilibeth Rivas. Synopsis: A surreal silent film that explores the love of a woman for a cruel and indifferent man, represented in this short film by a brick. The lonely woman, who lives in a desolate world, recreates, as in a ritual, the last days of her relationship with him in order to overcome her pain.

Carne ( Italia, 2018, 27’ 10”) Directed by Stefano Zampini. Produced by Stefano Zampini. Screenplay by Stefano Zampini. Story by Stefano Zampini. Music by In nomine lucis, di Giacinto Scelsi, eseguita da C.M Moosmann. Cinematography Stefano Zampini. Edited by Stefano Zampini. Cast: Jhafis Quintero, Valentina Apostoli.. Synopsis: È una sera qualsiasi e un uomo sulla quarantina decide di uscire per una passeggiata, ma quando fa per aprire la porta del suo appartamento si accorge che è bloccata. Prova ad aprirla con le chiavi, forzando e spingendo, ma ogni tentativo si dimostra vano.

Today Artist, Tonight Taxist (Moldova, Romania 2018  14’28”) Directed by Dumitru Grosei. Produced by Dumitru Grosei. Screenplay by Dumitru Grosei,  Sergiu Terente. Music by LabbaTrissta – Parșîv,  Sergiu Terente – Melodica Song, Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers. Cinematography Dumitru Grosei. Edited by Dumitru Grosei. Cast: Sergiu Terente, Stefan Koch, Eva Cernei, Ștefan Gâlcă. Synopsis: The film is about the last hours in the life of a young loser from Chisinau, who isn’t neither a rocker, nor a taxi driver, not even a boyfriend. As a consequence – he makes an accident, in which he dies with a German customer, who has come to look for his grandfather’s grave, dead in WW II.
 
Venerdì 26 Luglio
Ore 20.30
 
Volver (Messico, 2018, 15’) Directed by Diego Salazar. Produced by Pórtico Producciones. Screenplay by Diego Salazar. Story by Diego Salazar. Music by Frank Álvarez, Dea Arjona. Cinematography by Daniel Aragón. Edited by Alejandro Saram. Cast: Karla Rodríguez, Eduardo Orozco, Claudia Paredes, Pablo Rojas.  Synopsis: After an appalling revelation, Max walks through the city – along with Maria – talking about marriage, children, and infidelity. Lourdes, a deaf woman who has raised Luis, is about to give him up him to his real mother. Ricardo, a man who has had an affair, fears to lose his family.
 
Fuera de control (Spagna, Panama, USA, 2018’, 15’) Directed by Reynaldo Quijada. Produced by Edwin Castillo, César Garrido. Screenplay by Reynaldo Quijada. Story by Reynaldo Quijada. Music by Dennis Serrano. Cinematography by Jeico Castro Ferrari. Edited by Daniel Bethencourt. Cast: Karl Hoffman, Andrea Pérez Meana, Andres Morales, Ash Olivera, Andrea Rivera, Carmen Elena Rojas, Juan Uchima, Juanxo Villaverde. Synopsis: An air traffic controller receives an emergency call from a flight that has electrical faults that will reduce the operating conditions of the aircraft, directing it to possible disaster. The Captain of the plane is his brother.

61 Qram  (61 grams, Azarbaijan, 2018, 10’05”) Directed by Rashad Babayev. Produced by Rashad Babayev. Screenplay by Rashad Babayev. Story by Rashad Babayev. Music by Anar Muradov. Cinematography by Rauf Gurbanaliyev. Edited by Emin Muradov. Cast: Eliar Alimirzayev, Namiq Mammadov, Zakon Qasimov, Lala Bagirova, Fikret Mamedov  |. Synopsis: The main hero of the story is а tin can which goes from hand to hand, gets into different stories, completes its path, leaving behind a valuable trace.
 
Matter and motion (Hog Kong,Germania,  2018, 2’ 15”) Directed by Max Hattler. Produced by Max Hattler. Animation: Roda Mei Bargo, Ka Wan Chan, Lai Ying Chan, John Chow, Mo Yee Fung, Max Hattler, Suet Yi Ho, Sammi Ho, Wing Ho, Natasha Mae Jenner, Hyun Seung Kim, Sky Kung, Aqua Kwok, Sean Lau, Wangtiansui Lei, Sze Ling Luk, Ray Mok, Jasmina Mok, Bianka Parazs, Luane Qin, Ting Yiu Sin, Wing Yee Tong, Red Wong, Oliver Wong, Yoki Yao, Ka Yan Yeung, Ron Yip, Riwen Zhang . Music by Lux Prima. Synopsis:  Motion creation, energy transmission, kinetic combustion. Audiovisual collaboration between composer Lux Prima, director Max Hattler, and a group of animators from the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong.
 
Serial Parallels (Hong Kong, Germania, 2019, 9’) Directed by Max Hattler. Produced by Relentless Melt. Animation: Zhang Riwen, Iresa Cho. Cinematography by Iresa Cho, Zhang Riwen, Max Hattler. Edited by Max Hattler. Synopsis: This experimental animation approaches Hong Kong’s built environment from the conceptual perspective of celluloid film, by applying the technique of film animation to the photographic image. The city’s signature architecture of horizon-eclipsing housing estates is reimagined as parallel rows of film strips: Serial Parallels.
 
60 ways to die or fly (Svizzera, 2018, 4’ 29”) Directed by Christina Benz. Produced by Christina Benz. Screenplay by Christina Benz. Music by Rudi Wahl. Animation Christina Benz. Edited by Christina Benz, Christine Rüfenacht. Synopsis: The film sketches out 60 ways to die or fly – and sometimes trying the latter means risking the former. Drawn with sand, fleeting images take the shape of brief narratives. Protagonists and episodes change from one scene to the next. The viewer is confronted with a flood of events, accompanied by the sound of an electric guitar.
 
28 de Outubro (Portogallo, 2018, 10’ 41”)  Directed by Tiago Albuquerque. Produced by  Animanostra, Screenplay by João Aibéo. Story Adaptação do conto "Adão e Eva no Paraíso" de Eça de Queiroz.  Music by João Barreiros. Edited by Luís Canau. Animation:  Helena Lopes, Osvaldo Medina, Cathy Douzil, Rita Silvestre & Vera Machado. Synopsis: From a primordial tree, in a primordial earth the primordial Being is born. Involved by a hostile world, this virtuous being in all its animal fullness is metamorphosing into an intelligent force destined to subject brute force.

30 Amper (Repubblica Ceca, 2018, 13’ 45”) Directed by Michal Kubicek. Produced by Kreus. Screenplay by Honza Zeman. Animation Michal Kubicek. Cinematography by Ivan Vít. Edited by Jan Zeman. Synopsis: This atmospheric debut takes place in a post apocalyptic world where the director combines elements of sci-fi, horror, thriller, and the western. The viewer follows the hero in a ruined dead world as he searches for a certain something. After battles with strange monsters he finally finds the desired object which leads to a surprising outcome.
 
Il ragazzo che smise di respirare (Italia, 2018, 12’ 43”) Directed by Daniele Lince, Elena Beatrice. Produced by Elena Beatrice. Screenplay by Daniele Lince. Story by Daniele Lince. Music by Simone Lampedone. Cinematography by Domenico Bruzzese and Davide Piazzolla. Edited by Daniele Lince. Cast: Alex W. Syed (Max), Virginia Ruth Cerqua (la mamma), Simone Moretto (il papà), Maya Panico (Erika), Gabriele Bocchio (lo psicologo). Synopsis: Max ha 11 anni, è ossessionato dall'inquinamento atmosferico e decide di smettere di respirare - o almeno vuole farlo il meno possibile per vivere più a lungo. Lo confessa a Erika, la sua migliore amica: la notizia non la sorprende. Sorpresi invece sono i genitori di Max quando lo scoprono impegnato in uno dei suoi esercizi quotidiani di apnea. I genitori lo portano da uno psicologo che, nel tentativo di aiutarlo, fa cambiare forma alla sua ossessione.
 
300 g/m 2 ( Estonia, Slovakia, 2018, 5’ 33”) Directed by Kamila Kucikova. Produced by Kamila Kučíková. Screenplay by Kamila Kučíková. Story by Kamila Kučíková. Music by Estrada Orchestra. Cinematography by Urmas Jõemees. Edited by Kamila Kučíková. Animation Kamila Kučíková. Synopsis: It's a monodrama of a white-white paper.
 
Saras intime betroelser (Norvegia, 2018, 21’ 50”) Directed by Emilie Blichfeldt. Produced by Ole Elverhøi. Screenplay by Marianne Røise Kielland, Emilie Blichfeldt. Music by Bendik Lund Haanshus. Cinematography by Vegard Landsverk. Edited by  Gøthe Lasse Ellevsøy. Cast: Anne Sofie Wanstrup , Frida Stavnes , Mattis Herman Nyquist , Dagny Backer Johnsen , Gisken Armand. Synopsis: After being confronted with her fear of being too big, Sara, 181 centimeters tall and heavily built, begins to explore her perception of femininity, with her talkative vulva.

Sabato 27 Luglio                                                                                                                            Ore 20.30
 
Ritmi di borgo (Italia, 2019, 3’01”) Directed by Romano Martinis. Produced by Romano Martinis. creenplay by Romano Martinis. Cinematography Romano Martinis. Edited by Andrea Musi. Synopsis"In un luminoso pomeriggio d'autunno uscivo con la bella Elizabeth ben pasciuto e meglio ancora ben bevuto dalla " Locandina (L'oca loca andina??) di Bacco) di Carbognano e mi ha colpito un suono che era come un gracidare di  ranocchio in giusto  contrappunto con i borgorigmi prodotti da un grande e copioso Canaiolo.Mi sono avvicinato alla fonte e questo è il risultato."
 
Il mondiale persiano (Italia, 2019, 11’) Directed by Francesco Alino Guerra. Produced by Federico Massa, Raffaele Pizzatti Sertorelli. Screenplay by Francesco Alino Guerra. Story by Francesco Alino Guerra. Cinematography by Francesco Giacomel. Edited by Tommaso Brugin. Cast; Valerio Mazzucato (Alberto), Sami Gharib (Farhad), Diego De Francesco (primo teppista), Luca Scholl (secondo teppista), Federica Serpe (ragazza derubata). Synopsis: Per Alberto il tifo è una ragione di vita. Quando la nazionale italiana non riesce a qualificarsi ai mondiali di calcio, gli viene un colpo. Improvvisamente la bandiera italiana accanto alla tv si stacca, girandosi in verticale. Alberto viene investito da una mistica illuminazione: il suo vicino ha una bandiera simile attaccata al portone di casa. È quella dell’Iran, che ai mondiali si è qualificato. E’ un segno divino…
 
Colette (Spagna, 2018, 29’) Directed by Elena Saura Castaño, Jaime Baselga Agustí, Telmo Basterretxea Seijo, María López Torres. Produced by Jaime Baselga Agustí, Elena Saura Castaño. Screenplay by Elena Saura Castaño, Jaime Baselga Agustí, telmo Basterretxea Seijo, María López Torres. Cinematography by Elena Saura Castaño, Jaime Baselga Agustí. Edited by Juan Alba. Synopsis: Colette is a 70 year old French woman that works as a fortune teller in her apartment in Madrid. She lives alone, spending her live doing videocalls and having sporadic encounters with a young neighbour. Her peculiar relationship with her past floats in the ambience.
 
Bhalobasar Jonve, Bhalobasar Songe (For Love, with Love, India, 2018. 26’ 29”) Directed by Manav Kaushik. Produced by Manav Kaushik, Screenplay by Manav Kaushik,. Story by Manav Kaushik. Music by Sanjeevni Bhelende. Cinematography by Layashree Joshi. Edited by Ritam Bhattacherjee, Dipak Mondal. Cast: Dilip Dave, Padma Francis, Arup Majumdar, Arush Sengupta. Synopsis: It is a tale of Sonamoni, a married daughter who is sincerely taking care of her mentally unwell dad Parag Da.

 
25°  San Giò Verona Video Festival  2019
Verona 23 – 27 luglio 2019

Concorso Lungometraggi

Martedì 23 Luglio
Ore 16

Los Pilares (Spagna, 2018, 59’) di Raúl Vallejo, Claudia Negro, Lucía Touceda, Javier Moreno. Produced by Raúl Vallejo Herrero. Screenplay by Javier Cástor Moreno, Claudia Negro, Lucía Touceda, Raúl Vallej. Cinematography  Fernando Torcal Tabarés, Antonio García-Zarandieta. Edited by Claudia Negro García, Javier Cástor Moreno Biurrun, Raúl Vallejo Herrero, Lucía Touceda. Synopsis: Los Pilares es una finca familiar, y también un retrato del paso del tiempo en un lugar y en una vida, contenido en las filmaciones personales de Antonio García Zarandieta entre 1971 y 2018. En torno a la pisciv tina, conocemos cada árbol, cada nieto que va naciendo, cada celebración familiar, que Antonio graba minuciosamente mientras narra en directo. Una película que se detiene en la lírica de lo doméstico, al tiempo que indaga a través del pasado en un tema actual: cómo afecta a lo que nos rodea el registro constante, qué significa vivir cada acontecimiento a través de la mediación de un dispositivo.

El Rey Negro (Bolivia, Spagna,Brasile, 2018, 68’) di Paola Gosalvez, Luis Carlos Nascimento. Produced by Pucara Films, Creta Producciones (España), Jabuti Filmes (Brasil). Screenplay by Paola Gosalvez, Luis Carlos Nascimento. Music by Sergio Medina. Cinematography Rafael Eiras. Edited by Antonio Gómez-Escalonilla. Synopsis: Julio Pinedo, un campesino negro, que nació y creció en Bolivia, es legítimo descendiente de un monarca de una tribu africana. A pesar de ser el único descendiente monarca reconocido en América Latina, no es el rey que muchos podrían concebir.
 
Sono Cesare ma chiamatemi Mimmo (Italia, 2018, 43’) di Orfeo Orlando , Produced by Barbara Boldri. Screenplay by Marco Tarozzi. Story by Marco Tarozzi. Music by Daniele Furlati. Cinematography Simone Gambelli. Edited by Mattia Biancucci. Cast: Giorgio Comaschi, Bob Messini. Filippo Marchi, Emanuele Marchesini, Leonardo Galotto, Luca Comastri, Luca Mazzamurro, Barbara Boldri. Jack Gallo, Bruno Tabarroni, Marco Masetti, Dante Monari, Massimo Bianconi, Cristian Frabboni, Lamberto Bertozzi. Synopsis: La vita di Cesare Alberti è un romanzo. Breve, tragico, maledettamente incompiuto. Sbatterci contro significa perdersi in un vortice di domande, a cominciare da quelle più banali e prevedibili, quelle che tentano impossibili risposte ai "se fosse" e ai "se avesse".
 
Mercoledì 24 luglio
Ore 16

¡Folk! Una mirada a la música tradicional de Castilla y León (Spagna, 2018, 77’) di Pablo Garcia Sanz . Produced by Jaime Alonso de Linaje, Pedro del Rio, Miguel Sánchez González. Screenplay by Pablo García Sanz, Jaime Lafuente. Story by Pablo García Sanz. Cinematography Víctor Martín Caballero. Synopsis: «¡Folk! Una mirada a la música tradicional» nos encamina a buscar nuestra propia identidad dentro de una sociedad globalizada. La mirada crítica y plural del documental ‘¡Folk!’ a la maltratada música tradicional El reconocido filme que reúne las voces de Joaquín Díaz, Eliseo Parra, Vanesa Muela, Mayalde o El Naán, entre otros,

Il sorriso del gatto ( Italia, 2018, 60’) di Mario Brenta e Karine de Villers. Produced by Francesco Bonsembiante per JOLEFILM. Story by Mario Brenta e Karine de Villers. Music by Brian Finatti. Cinematography Mario Brenta. Edited by Karine de Villers. Cast: Con la voce di Marco Paolini. Synopsis: Il sorriso del gatto è uno sguardo sulla realtà così come appare oggi nella strade e nelle città in quanto immagine della crisi e del declino della società occidentale nell’era della globalizzazione. Tra ricchezza estrema ed estrema povertà, tra omologazione e perdita d’identità, tra realtà e illusione, nient’altro che una grande favola, un inganno, una menzogna collettiva di cui la rappresentazione della vita quotidiana non è altro che l’inquietante metafora. Inquietante come il sorriso del gatto di Alice nel paese delle meraviglie.
 
Giovedì 25 luglio
Ore 16

En busca del Óscar (Spain, Argentina, Dominican Republic, USA, 2018, 72’) di  Octavio Guerra. Produced by Elisa Torres. Screenplay by Octavio Guerra. Cinematography Víctor Montoya Casaña. Edited by Octavio Guerra, Abián Molina. Cast: Óscar Peyrou, Claudio Utrera, Antonio Weinrichter. Synopsis: Oscar Peyrou (72) he is currently president of the Spanish Association of Film Critics and delegate of the FIPRESCI awards in Madrid. Two years ago, the love of his life passed away. A year before that, he had left her for a much younger woman. Now, he lives with guilt and complete solitude in a small apartment in Madrid. Film festivals have become the engine of his life. Óscar has a very peculiar method to write his critics, for him it is not necessary to see the films, it is enough to analyze them through the poster.

Laila at the Bridge (Canada, Afghanistan , 2018,  97’) di Elissa Sylvia Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei. Produced by Ina Fichman. Music by  Jessica Moss. Cinematography Elizabeth Mirzaei. Edited by Andrea Henriquez. Synopsis: Laila Haidari è sopravvissuta a un matrimonio in età infantile e ai traumi del proprio passato combattendo uno dei problemi più letali diffusi in Afghanistan, la dipendenza dall'eroina.

Ore  22

1918 Fuga dalla Russia (Svizzera, 2018, 56’) di Ruben Rossello . Produced by Michael Beltrami. Screenplay by Ruben Rossello. Cinematography Ariel Salati. Edited by Bettina Tognola. Cast: Roberto Albin, Margherita Coldesina, Graziella Rossi, Renato Scarpa, Michele e Renata Raggi, Elena Gladkova, Pia Todorovic Redaelli. Synopsis: Michele Raggi, agronomo di Morcote, è il fondatore della Colonia italo-svizzera di san Nicola, fiorente azienda agricola attiva in Caucaso, nel sud della Russia, fin dal 1896. Sarà uno degli ottomila svizzeri che scapperanno dalla Russia dopo la Rivoluzione bolscevica dell’Ottobre del 1917. Critico nei confronti del regime zarista e inizialmente favorevole alla Rivoluzione, Michele Raggi fuggirà di fronte al radicalismo, il caos e la violenza, che si abbatteranno anche sulla colonia svizzera.
 
Venerdì  26  luglio
Ore 16
 
Be Kind (Italia, 2018, 83’) di Sabrina Paravicini, Nino Monteleone. Produced by Sabrina Paravicini. Story by Sabrina Paravicini, Nino Monteleone Music by Piero Salvatori. Cinematography  Lorenzo Messia. Edited by Lorenzo Messia. Cast: Roberto Saviano, Fortunato Cerlino, Samantha Cristoforetti. Synopsis: Nino, che a tre mesi pronunciava già qualche parola e a 18 era precipitato nel silenzio, soffre della sindrome di Asperger, una forma di autismo che si può definire ad alta funzionalità. Chi ne è affetto può avere altissime competenze in alcune aree ma soffrire al contempo di difficoltà nel relazionarsi con le persone. In questi giorni questa sindrome è assurta all’attenzione della cronaca perché è stato rivelato che Greta Thunberg, la sedicenne attivista in favore dell’ecosostenibilità e candidata per il Nobel, si confronta con questa sindrome
 
Fausto (Messico, Canada, 2018, 70’) di Andrea Bussmann. Produced by Andrea Bussmann, Nicolás Pereda. Screenplay by Andrea Bussmann. Story by Andrea Bussmann. Cinematography An drea Bussmann. Edited by Andrea Bussmann. Cast: Victor Pueyo, Gabino Rodríguez, Ziad Chakaroun, Fernando Renjifo, Alberto Núñez. Synopsis: Lungo la costa dello stato di Oaxaca, in Messico, il passato non è mai veramente sepolto: storie di metamorfosi, telepatia e patti col diavolo sono inscritte nella colonizzazione e nell'assoggettamento delle Americhe. Personaggi ispirati alla leggenda del Faust si confondono con la popolazione autoctona, mentre continua a svilupparsi il processo di colonizzazione e controllo della natura attraverso un'attività edilizia che non finisce mai. Fra letteratura, mito e intrecci locali il confine tra realtà e finzione, visibile e invisibile, svanisce.
 
Sabato 27
Ore 16

Atto di fede (Italia, 2018, 58’)  di Vittorio Antonacci . Produced by Vittorio Antonacci, Rosario Altavilla. Screenplay by Vittorio Antonacci. Story by Vittorio Antonacci. Cinematography Gianluca Sanseverino. Edited by Claudio Macchitela. Synopsis: Una banda da giro si sposta verso la prossima festa di paese a bordo di un pullman. Vituccia sfoglia rose, mette i petali in freezer e si siede ad aspettare la Madonna. Raffaele lotta contro pedoni e macchine, per difendere il suo san Rocco, e contro il tempo, per preservare il senso popolare della festa religiosa. Sbirciando oltre il sipario delle feste patronali, il mistero del sacro si sbriciola nei preparativi febbrili e gioiosi della gente comune, nei silenzi e nelle chiacchiere che riempiono l’attesa di Dio, della Madonna e dei santi.
 
Tiberghien storia di una fabbrica  (Italia, 2018, 42’) di Dario Dalla Mura e Elena Peloso. Produced by Ivres CGIL. Screenplay by Dario Dalla Mura e Elena Peloso. Story by Dario Dalla Mura e Elena Peloso. Edited by di Dario Dalla Mura e Elena Peloso. Synopsis: Il film racconta di lotte per la difesa del posto di lavoro soffermandosi su un periodo, dal 1975 al 1981, quando il lanificio fu gestito dal Comune di Verona e da tutti i partiti dell’arco costituzionale.                                                                               A hundred years of history of a woollen mill, which is also the history of a whole suburb of a town and of a production model that no longer exists. Photographs and documents, together with the faces and voices of people from that world, carry us back to what was once a thriving community, revealing a unique experience of dignity and participation which should not be forgotten.
 
Ore 22

A prescindere…Antonio de Curtis  (Italia, 2019, 51’ 44”) di Gaetano di Lorenzo. Produced by Arknoah . Screenplay by Gaetano di Lorenzo. Story by Gaetano di Lorenzo da “Totò, l’ultimo sipario” di Giuseppe Bagnati, Nuova Ipsa Editore. Music by Giovanni Renzo. Cinematography Fulvio Bellanca. Edited by Pietro Vaglica. Cast: Elio Pandolfi, Gianfranco Ponte,  Ferdinando Chifari, Emanuela Mulè, Giuseppe Bagnati, Ennio Bispuri, Nello Bonvissuto, Giuseppe Cascio, Domenico Livigni, Gigi Petyx, Francesco Puma, Giacomo Rizzo, Corrado Taranto. Synopsis: il docufilm ripercorre il percorso artistico e umano del grande attore attraverso le voci vive dei colleghi ed esperti nostalgici del teatro di Totò.
 
 
 
Avanti tutta!

25 anni, un quarto di secolo, un evento per un piccolo festival internazionale, nato dalle fresche ceneri di un altro festival segnato subito dalla necessità di comunicare, di usare le immagini in movimento per cambiare le idee, non per divertire, ma con grande serietà di raccontare il mondo.
Nel 1994 con Le arti al cinema, al Centro Mazziano, una struttura capace di orientare l’idea di cinema negli anni ’70 ne ’80 dello scorso secolo, gli ultimi in cui le sale si riempivano, insieme a Fausto Pavesi avevamo pensato a quell’idea di cinema come arte, da indagare e offrire, ad aiutarci era venuto Sirio Luginbühl, artista video legato all’underground.
L’idea era piaciuta a Igino Maggiotto, all’epoca assessore alla cultura del Comune di San Giovanni Lupatoto, così l’anno dopo nasceva il San Giò Video Festival. Quattro anni dopo ritornavamo a Verona, a occuparne le piazze d’estate per cinque giorni, dal 23 al 27 luglio, le date fisse del festival.
Un festival è tante storie e tante figure, è fatto di immagini e persone, è fatto di arrivi e partenze, di ricordi e anche di rimpianti, per film non avuti, per i soldi sempre troppo pochi, per gli amici che se ne sono andati nel tempo dopo essere stati fondamentali per far crescere e vivere la manifestazione come Fausto, Igino, Sirio, insieme a Mario Dell’Argine, a Corso Salani, a Giorgio Trentin e altri ancora, sono loro le stelle protettrici di questo che è diventato San Giò Verona Video Festival.
Ma non è tempo per festeggiare, e neppure per mettere le pantofole e ricordare. Dopo aver passato al chiuso di una sala la scorsa edizione, problemi di organizzazione logistica e economici ci spingono alla stessa scelta anche quest’anno, una scelta che rende ancor più selettiva la programmazione, non è la stessa cosa avere lo spazio all’aperto e al chiuso, siamo dimezzati.
Nella città di Giulietta e Romeo un piccolo festival che porta decine e decine di opere da nazioni di tutto il mondo non trova luce perché non ha un tappeto rosso, non cerca ospiti da copertina, ma offre una grande qualità di produzione, e se questo basta a noi che l’organizziamo, evidentemente non basta a chi ormai ha un’idea di cinema legata alle proposte televisive.
Così stiamo affrontando l’edizione numero 25, con le solite paure e le solite certezze, la qualità dei film arrivati fino ad oggi è di gran rilievo e i temi trattati sono un dipinto preciso del mondo in cui viviamo.
Perché questo è il senso di un festival aprire al pubblico finestre troppo spesso chiuse sul mondo in cui viviamo.
La via è aperta, sarà un grande Festival anche quest’anno, viva il Cinema viva il San Giò Verona Video Festival.

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