SARO

by Enrico Maria Artale
SARO - SARO

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2016

Length: 67'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

“My father got out of my life when I was little more than a year old. Since then, I never wanted to know anything about him and several times, as I was growing up, I refused to meet him. But after finding a voice mail from him, I finally decided to let people tell me a bit more, before leaving on a long and solitary journey through Sicily, convinced I’d manage to track him down, meet with him and record everything with a movie camera.” [rm]

Director

Enrico Maria Artale

Enrico Maria Artale

Enrico Maria Artale (Rome, Italy, 1984) graduated in aesthetics from the department of philosophy of the Università di Roma La Sapienza and then received a degree in directing from the Centro sperimentale di cinematografia. In 2009, he directed the TV documentary I Giganti dell’Aquila, which aired on Raitre. He has written and directed various short films which have won international prizes, and his film Il respiro dell’arco (2012) won a Silver Ribbon for Best Short Film. In 2013, he presented his first feature film, The Third Half, in the Horizons section at the Venice Film Festival; the movie received the Pasinetti Award for Best First Film, awarded by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists. In recent years, he has directed a number of documentaries for Sky Arte and has curated educational laboratories on film and self-narration.

Filmography:
Allegro compreso (cm, 2009), I Giganti dell’Aquila (doc., tv, 2009), Hai in mano il tuo futuro! (cm, 2010), Il respiro dell’arco (cm, 2012), Il terzo tempo (2013), Sei in un Paese meraviglioso (doc., serie tv/tv series, 2015), Saro (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, produttore/director, producer
Enrico Maria Artale
montaggio/film editing
Valeria Sapienza
musica/music
Emanuele De Raymondi, Marco Messina
suono/sound
Gianluca Palma
interpreti/cast
Enrico Maria Artale, Daniel Mejia Vargas, Sarah Sammartino, Giuseppe Sammartino, Maria Luisa Artale, Silvia Alù, Marco Morana, Saro Sardo Infirri
produttori associati/associate producers
Carla Altieri, Roberto De Paolis, Ognjen Dizdarevic, Luca Pancaldi
produzione/production
Film After Film


contatti/contacts
Film After Film
Enrico Maria Artale

Director statement

“I shot the material used in this film when I was twenty-five years old. Then, I locked it all up in a drawer and five more years passed before I decided to take another look at it. It was something therapeutic and necessary for me: I shot the film to overcome a psychological block, and I edited it to re-elaborate emotions I had initially refused to accept. Emotions and questions which I discovered were universal and finally sharable. Thus, filmmaking became an enabling condition of the experience, an interior thrust of life itself.”

Synopsis Learn more

“My father got out of my life when I was little more than a year old. Since then, I never wanted to know anything about him and several times, as I was growing up, I refused to meet him. But after finding a voice mail from him, I finally decided to let people tell me a bit more, before leaving on a long and solitary journey through Sicily, convinced I’d manage to track him down, meet with him and record everything with a movie camera.” [rm]

Director All about direction

Enrico Maria Artale

Enrico Maria Artale

Enrico Maria Artale (Rome, Italy, 1984) graduated in aesthetics from the department of philosophy of the Università di Roma La Sapienza and then received a degree in directing from the Centro sperimentale di cinematografia. In 2009, he directed the TV documentary I Giganti dell’Aquila, which aired on Raitre. He has written and directed various short films which have won international prizes, and his film Il respiro dell’arco (2012) won a Silver Ribbon for Best Short Film. In 2013, he presented his first feature film, The Third Half, in the Horizons section at the Venice Film Festival; the movie received the Pasinetti Award for Best First Film, awarded by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists. In recent years, he has directed a number of documentaries for Sky Arte and has curated educational laboratories on film and self-narration.

Filmography:
Allegro compreso (cm, 2009), I Giganti dell’Aquila (doc., tv, 2009), Hai in mano il tuo futuro! (cm, 2010), Il respiro dell’arco (cm, 2012), Il terzo tempo (2013), Sei in un Paese meraviglioso (doc., serie tv/tv series, 2015), Saro (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, produttore/director, producer
Enrico Maria Artale
montaggio/film editing
Valeria Sapienza
musica/music
Emanuele De Raymondi, Marco Messina
suono/sound
Gianluca Palma
interpreti/cast
Enrico Maria Artale, Daniel Mejia Vargas, Sarah Sammartino, Giuseppe Sammartino, Maria Luisa Artale, Silvia Alù, Marco Morana, Saro Sardo Infirri
produttori associati/associate producers
Carla Altieri, Roberto De Paolis, Ognjen Dizdarevic, Luca Pancaldi
produzione/production
Film After Film


contatti/contacts
Film After Film
Enrico Maria Artale

Director statement Read more

“I shot the material used in this film when I was twenty-five years old. Then, I locked it all up in a drawer and five more years passed before I decided to take another look at it. It was something therapeutic and necessary for me: I shot the film to overcome a psychological block, and I edited it to re-elaborate emotions I had initially refused to accept. Emotions and questions which I discovered were universal and finally sharable. Thus, filmmaking became an enabling condition of the experience, an interior thrust of life itself.”