PRO LOCO

by Tommaso Lipari
PRO LOCO - PRO LOCO

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2016

Length: 61'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

To do something for the place where you live. To pass over it, underscore it, make it come alive through the courses traced by the wheels of skateboards which, sliding over mundane and forgotten space, mark it with different visions. To take all the time it needs, without fear of wasting it, repeating a trick over and over and thereby doing justice to the effort a fixation comports. To observe skaters, lunar beings, means to free the soul from the weight of having to do something with a return trip. It means crossing the threshold between realism and fiction, choosing a path which sees in reality things that are actually in your head. [rm]

Director

Tommaso Lipari

Tommaso Lipari

Tommaso Lipari (Como, Italy, 1985) debuted as a student in 2000 with the short documentary Banditi; his next video-diary, Le grotte del formaggio (2002), won a prize at the Sottodiciotto Film Festival. He moved to Rome, where he worked as a creative for Fox International Channels, and in 2007 he moved to Milan, where he works as both a freelance video maker and as an artist, exhibiting at the Studio Maffei art gallery. In 2010, he participated at the Moscow Biennale with the installation Stalker su un mare di nebbia. In that same period, he began to explore the world of animation, in particular traditional technique, and later, video news reporting.

Filmography:
Banditi (cm, doc., 2000), Le grotte del formaggio (doc., 2002), Sulla strada (doc., 2003), Stalker su un mare di nebbia (2010), Pro Loco (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, fotografia, montaggio, suono/director, cinematography, film editing, sound
Tommaso Lipari
interpreti/cast
Massimo Izzi, Marte Vivenzi, Mirko Vivenzi


contatti/contacts
Tommaso Lipari
herzog.kinski@hotmail.it
www.tommasolipari.it

Director statement

“Making Pro Loco was pleasurably difficult because I found myself fighting, on the one hand, against the prejudices of people who find skateboarding superficial and, on the other, with the skaters, who are accustomed to standards of esthetics and content which didn’t interest me. In short, I didn’t want to make a ‘sports video’ with the classic fast editing of perfectly performed tricks.”

Synopsis Learn more

To do something for the place where you live. To pass over it, underscore it, make it come alive through the courses traced by the wheels of skateboards which, sliding over mundane and forgotten space, mark it with different visions. To take all the time it needs, without fear of wasting it, repeating a trick over and over and thereby doing justice to the effort a fixation comports. To observe skaters, lunar beings, means to free the soul from the weight of having to do something with a return trip. It means crossing the threshold between realism and fiction, choosing a path which sees in reality things that are actually in your head. [rm]

Director All about direction

Tommaso Lipari

Tommaso Lipari

Tommaso Lipari (Como, Italy, 1985) debuted as a student in 2000 with the short documentary Banditi; his next video-diary, Le grotte del formaggio (2002), won a prize at the Sottodiciotto Film Festival. He moved to Rome, where he worked as a creative for Fox International Channels, and in 2007 he moved to Milan, where he works as both a freelance video maker and as an artist, exhibiting at the Studio Maffei art gallery. In 2010, he participated at the Moscow Biennale with the installation Stalker su un mare di nebbia. In that same period, he began to explore the world of animation, in particular traditional technique, and later, video news reporting.

Filmography:
Banditi (cm, doc., 2000), Le grotte del formaggio (doc., 2002), Sulla strada (doc., 2003), Stalker su un mare di nebbia (2010), Pro Loco (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, fotografia, montaggio, suono/director, cinematography, film editing, sound
Tommaso Lipari
interpreti/cast
Massimo Izzi, Marte Vivenzi, Mirko Vivenzi


contatti/contacts
Tommaso Lipari
herzog.kinski@hotmail.it
www.tommasolipari.it

Director statement Read more

“Making Pro Loco was pleasurably difficult because I found myself fighting, on the one hand, against the prejudices of people who find skateboarding superficial and, on the other, with the skaters, who are accustomed to standards of esthetics and content which didn’t interest me. In short, I didn’t want to make a ‘sports video’ with the classic fast editing of perfectly performed tricks.”