Italy 2003 (35mm, 12, )
Maria Jesus is a docu-film: the real story of a Peruvian woman
(playing herself) in the hands of the immigrants dealers.
"We have always been interested in exploring the boundaries between reality, memory and fiction, starting from daily stories and dramas, often invisible. Maria Jesus lives again through her drama, she reinvents it in front of the camera and, playing her memories, elaborates another time a personal and collective tragedy. The film is like a confession, intimate and silent, between her and us, between Maria and her audience" (M. De Serio).
"Maria Jesus is something between the reportage of an event and the tale of the memory of the same event. Timing of the event and timing of memory gradually match: Maria cries for what is happening to her (playing, in fiction), and together with the memory of what has really happened to her. I believe this is the real advantage of working with non-professional actors who really put themselves at play - and the "truth" they have inside - of course" (G. De Serio).
Regia/Director: Massimiliano e Gianluca De Serio
Soggetto, scenaggiatura/Story, screenplay: Massimiliano e Gianluca De Serio, Michela Farò
Fotografia/Director of photography: Piero Basso
Scenografia/Set design: Simona Goitre
Montaggio/Film editor: Stefano Cravero
Suono/Sound: Sonia Portoghese, Mirko Guerra
Interpreti e personaggi/Cast and characters: Maria Jesus, Jenny Perez Alagon, Annarita Letizia, Katia Aramillo, Elvira Diaz, Milagros La Riva
Produzione/ProductionGianluca e Massimiliano De Serio
Massimiliano De Serio, born in Turin, 1978,
are twins. Massimiliano is studying to get a doctor's degree
in History of Arts
(Updated to the last partecipation to TFF)
Domino (cm, 1999), Il fiore (cm, 2000), Poche cose (cm, 2001), Il giorno del santo (cm, 2002), O quarto Filho (cm, 2002), Maria Jesus (cm, 2003), L'uomo più forte del mondo (cm, 2004), Accordi (cm, 2004), Mio fratello Yang (cm, 2004), Zakaria (cm, 2005).