GIPO, LO ZINGARO DI BARRIERA

by Alessandro Castelletto
GIPO, LO ZINGARO DI BARRIERA - GIPO, LO ZINGARO DI BARRIERA

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2016

Length: 90'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Luca Morino is a musician and singer of the group Mau Mau. One day, he finds box at his doorstep containing vinyl records, photographs, books and magazine articles about Gipo Farassino, as well as a few personal items. He didn’t find it by chance: it was left there on purpose, inviting him on a journey in search of the lost musician. Morino follows the trail of clues contained in the box. As he explores this hidden side of the city ignored by most, he meets people from Farassino’s world and finds himself in some surreal and dreamlike situations. [cg]

Director

Alessandro Castelletto

Alessandro Castelletto

Alessandro Castelletto (Turin, Italy, 1971) got his bachelor of arts from the University of Turin. He started the production company Endeniu Audiovisivi in 2006. He directed several documentaries, videos, public service ads, and TV magazines, and also works as a film editor. His work aired on several networks, like RAI, RAISat Cinema, Arte, and MTV.

Filmography:
Giorgio Agosti, le quotidiane virtù dell’Italia civile (doc., 2004), Giovanni Pesce: l’ultimo garibaldino (doc., 2007), Tanzen mit Righeira (doc., 2008), Righi liberante (doc., 2009), Around the Dub Sync (doc., 2009), Cinefiat presenta (doc., 2012), Gipo, lo zingaro di Barriera (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
Alessandro Castelletto
soggetto/story
Federico Voria
fotografia/cinematography
Luciano Federici
suono/sound
Mirko Guerra
interpreti/cast
Luca Morino, Carlo Ellena, Giovanni Tesio, Gian Mesturino, Massimo Scaglione, Valentina Farassino, Gabriella Daghero, Umberto Bossi
produttori/producers
Valentina Farassino, Alessandro Castelletto
produzione/production
Endeniu, Fondazione Caterina Farassino


contatti/contacts
Endeniu
info@endeniu.it
www.endeniu.it

Director statement

“Gipo, lo zingaro di Barriera is more than an attempt to discover who this character, Farassino, really was. There is more to this regional version of Johnny Cash than the underrated artist, pigeonholed and victim of others’ stereotypes. The film is also an expedition into the furthest corners of his very nature. The journey always brings us back to Barriera di Milano, a working-class area on the outskirts of Turin where Gipo was born in 1934. This peripheral neighborhood, while geographically limited, is also universal and boundless on an emotional level. It’s an indelible place of the soul.”

Synopsis Learn more

Luca Morino is a musician and singer of the group Mau Mau. One day, he finds box at his doorstep containing vinyl records, photographs, books and magazine articles about Gipo Farassino, as well as a few personal items. He didn’t find it by chance: it was left there on purpose, inviting him on a journey in search of the lost musician. Morino follows the trail of clues contained in the box. As he explores this hidden side of the city ignored by most, he meets people from Farassino’s world and finds himself in some surreal and dreamlike situations. [cg]

Director All about direction

Alessandro Castelletto

Alessandro Castelletto

Alessandro Castelletto (Turin, Italy, 1971) got his bachelor of arts from the University of Turin. He started the production company Endeniu Audiovisivi in 2006. He directed several documentaries, videos, public service ads, and TV magazines, and also works as a film editor. His work aired on several networks, like RAI, RAISat Cinema, Arte, and MTV.

Filmography:
Giorgio Agosti, le quotidiane virtù dell’Italia civile (doc., 2004), Giovanni Pesce: l’ultimo garibaldino (doc., 2007), Tanzen mit Righeira (doc., 2008), Righi liberante (doc., 2009), Around the Dub Sync (doc., 2009), Cinefiat presenta (doc., 2012), Gipo, lo zingaro di Barriera (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
Alessandro Castelletto
soggetto/story
Federico Voria
fotografia/cinematography
Luciano Federici
suono/sound
Mirko Guerra
interpreti/cast
Luca Morino, Carlo Ellena, Giovanni Tesio, Gian Mesturino, Massimo Scaglione, Valentina Farassino, Gabriella Daghero, Umberto Bossi
produttori/producers
Valentina Farassino, Alessandro Castelletto
produzione/production
Endeniu, Fondazione Caterina Farassino


contatti/contacts
Endeniu
info@endeniu.it
www.endeniu.it

Director statement Read more

“Gipo, lo zingaro di Barriera is more than an attempt to discover who this character, Farassino, really was. There is more to this regional version of Johnny Cash than the underrated artist, pigeonholed and victim of others’ stereotypes. The film is also an expedition into the furthest corners of his very nature. The journey always brings us back to Barriera di Milano, a working-class area on the outskirts of Turin where Gipo was born in 1934. This peripheral neighborhood, while geographically limited, is also universal and boundless on an emotional level. It’s an indelible place of the soul.”