A PUGNI CHIUSI

by Pierpaolo De Sanctis
A PUGNI CHIUSI - A PUGNI CHIUSI

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2016

Length: 74'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

The artistic and existential arch of the Swedish actor Lou Castel. A life “trapped” between two characters directed by Marco Bellocchio: Alessandro in I pugni in tasca (1965) and Giovanni in Gli occhi, la bocca (1982). As he crosses Rome, suspended between post-industrial archeology and Pasolinian ruins, Castel unleashes a long stream of (sub)consciousness about his role as both actor and political activist, in a generous act of love toward what remains of his profession today. [mp]

Director

Pierpaolo De Sanctis

Pierpaolo De Sanctis

Pierpaolo De Sanctis (Rome, Italy) is a film scholar and documentary filmmaker, DJ and record producer. He has written many essays on Italian cinema of the 1960s and ’70s, published in collective books and journals, and coauthored two monographs dedicated to Matteo Garrone and Paolo Sorrentino, as well as the volume Pop Film Art. Visual culture, moda e design nel cinema italiano anni Sessanta e Settanta. In 2015, he founded the label Four Flies Records, specialized in producing vinyl recordings of Italian music written for film, radio and television during the 1960s and ’70s.

Filmography:
Gli invisibili - Esordi italiani del nuovo millennio (coregia/codirectors Christian Carmosino, Enrico Carocci, Francesco Del Grosso, mm, doc., 2007), Nell’occhio di Venere (cm, 2012), A pugni chiusi (doc., 2016). 

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto/director, story
Pierpaolo De Sanctis
da un’idea di/from an idea by
Domenico Monetti, Luca Pallanch
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Pierpaolo De Sanctis, Alessandro Aniballi, Giordano De Luca
fotografia/cinematography
Niccolò Palomba
montaggio/film editing
Eugenio Persico
musica/music
Andrea «Fish» Pesce, Daniele De Santis
suono/sound
Salvatore Tagliavia
interprete/cast
Lou Castel
produttori/producers
Edvige Liotta, Marco Puccioni, Giampietro Preziosa
produzione/production
Inthelfilm


contatti/contacts
Inthelfilm
Giampietro Preziosa
info@inthelfilm.it

Director statement

“A pugni chiusi is the outcome of a courtship I started in 2008. A relationship made of phone calls, trips, e-mail correspondence, proposals, failed attempts, new solutions, great refusals (Lou Castel’s) and stubborn insistence (mine). Until we became accomplices, experimenting a new approach to the film I had in mind: a method of ‘direct creation,’ which transformed the depth of the acting from a ‘historical narration of the past’ into a ‘dramatic narration of the present.’ An unpredictable language for both of us, catalyzed by the urgency of being here and now.”

Synopsis Learn more

The artistic and existential arch of the Swedish actor Lou Castel. A life “trapped” between two characters directed by Marco Bellocchio: Alessandro in I pugni in tasca (1965) and Giovanni in Gli occhi, la bocca (1982). As he crosses Rome, suspended between post-industrial archeology and Pasolinian ruins, Castel unleashes a long stream of (sub)consciousness about his role as both actor and political activist, in a generous act of love toward what remains of his profession today. [mp]

Director All about direction

Pierpaolo De Sanctis

Pierpaolo De Sanctis

Pierpaolo De Sanctis (Rome, Italy) is a film scholar and documentary filmmaker, DJ and record producer. He has written many essays on Italian cinema of the 1960s and ’70s, published in collective books and journals, and coauthored two monographs dedicated to Matteo Garrone and Paolo Sorrentino, as well as the volume Pop Film Art. Visual culture, moda e design nel cinema italiano anni Sessanta e Settanta. In 2015, he founded the label Four Flies Records, specialized in producing vinyl recordings of Italian music written for film, radio and television during the 1960s and ’70s.

Filmography:
Gli invisibili - Esordi italiani del nuovo millennio (coregia/codirectors Christian Carmosino, Enrico Carocci, Francesco Del Grosso, mm, doc., 2007), Nell’occhio di Venere (cm, 2012), A pugni chiusi (doc., 2016). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto/director, story
Pierpaolo De Sanctis
da un’idea di/from an idea by
Domenico Monetti, Luca Pallanch
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Pierpaolo De Sanctis, Alessandro Aniballi, Giordano De Luca
fotografia/cinematography
Niccolò Palomba
montaggio/film editing
Eugenio Persico
musica/music
Andrea «Fish» Pesce, Daniele De Santis
suono/sound
Salvatore Tagliavia
interprete/cast
Lou Castel
produttori/producers
Edvige Liotta, Marco Puccioni, Giampietro Preziosa
produzione/production
Inthelfilm


contatti/contacts
Inthelfilm
Giampietro Preziosa
info@inthelfilm.it

Director statement Read more

“A pugni chiusi is the outcome of a courtship I started in 2008. A relationship made of phone calls, trips, e-mail correspondence, proposals, failed attempts, new solutions, great refusals (Lou Castel’s) and stubborn insistence (mine). Until we became accomplices, experimenting a new approach to the film I had in mind: a method of ‘direct creation,’ which transformed the depth of the acting from a ‘historical narration of the past’ into a ‘dramatic narration of the present.’ An unpredictable language for both of us, catalyzed by the urgency of being here and now.”