'A MAZZAMMA

by Ennio Eduardo Donato
'A MAZZAMMA - 'A MAZZAMMA

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2016

Length: 19'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Mazzamma is a Neapolitan term. Historically, it is used to indicate small-sized fish and, by extension and with a derogatory slant, groups of people who live at the margins of society, as well as an accumulation of valueless things. Pasquale is an unauthorized car-park attendant who has been sentenced to house arrest. He is allowed outside for a few hours every day: during this time, he returns to the piazza where he used to work and visits a storage room full of the junk he has accumulated over his lifetime. [cg]

Director

Ennio Eduardo Donato

Ennio Eduardo Donato

Ennio Eduardo Donato (Naples, 1984) studied philosophy and the history of ideas. In 2014, he collaborated on the screenplay of the short Ciao mamma, produced by Sky and Cattleya. In 2015 , he directed a medium-length film about Turin’s housing crisis, Tornare a casa. 

Filmography:
Tornare a casa (mm, 2015), ’A Mazzamma (cm, 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Ennio Eduardo Donato
suono/sound
Camilla Salvatore, Luisa Izzo, Doriana Monaco
interpreti/cast
Pasquale De Fabbio, Sergio ’O Marenaro, Gennaro De Fabbio, Bruno Panunzio, Mariolina De Fabbio
produzione/production
Arci movie/filmap, Atelier di cinema del reale, Parallelo 41 produzioni


contatti/contacts
Centro FilmaP - Arci Movie
info@centrofilmap.it
info@arcimovie.it

Director statement

“When I met Pasquale, he told me about his way of making do, the petty crimes and the repression inflicted on him. I thought he was destined to break laws in order to find some space of his own, to knock down a wall and store the things he has accumulated over his life. I decided to make him the dynamic protagonist of an entertaining film which depicts a human condition that is unauthorized and illegitimate, but resists/exists.”   

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Mazzamma is a Neapolitan term. Historically, it is used to indicate small-sized fish and, by extension and with a derogatory slant, groups of people who live at the margins of society, as well as an accumulation of valueless things. Pasquale is an unauthorized car-park attendant who has been sentenced to house arrest. He is allowed outside for a few hours every day: during this time, he returns to the piazza where he used to work and visits a storage room full of the junk he has accumulated over his lifetime. [cg]

Director All about direction

Ennio Eduardo Donato

Ennio Eduardo Donato

Ennio Eduardo Donato (Naples, 1984) studied philosophy and the history of ideas. In 2014, he collaborated on the screenplay of the short Ciao mamma, produced by Sky and Cattleya. In 2015 , he directed a medium-length film about Turin’s housing crisis, Tornare a casa. 

Filmography:
Tornare a casa (mm, 2015), ’A Mazzamma (cm, 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Ennio Eduardo Donato
suono/sound
Camilla Salvatore, Luisa Izzo, Doriana Monaco
interpreti/cast
Pasquale De Fabbio, Sergio ’O Marenaro, Gennaro De Fabbio, Bruno Panunzio, Mariolina De Fabbio
produzione/production
Arci movie/filmap, Atelier di cinema del reale, Parallelo 41 produzioni


contatti/contacts
Centro FilmaP - Arci Movie
info@centrofilmap.it
info@arcimovie.it

Director statement Read more

“When I met Pasquale, he told me about his way of making do, the petty crimes and the repression inflicted on him. I thought he was destined to break laws in order to find some space of his own, to knock down a wall and store the things he has accumulated over his life. I decided to make him the dynamic protagonist of an entertaining film which depicts a human condition that is unauthorized and illegitimate, but resists/exists.”