I FIGLI DELLA NOTTE

by Andrea De Sica
I FIGLI DELLA NOTTE - I FIGLI DELLA NOTTE

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2016

Length: 85'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Giulio, a seventeen-year-old from a well-to-do family, is sent to a boarding school. In this isolated place in the Alps, where iron-clad rules limit all contact with the outside, he makes friends with Edoardo, who is rather odd. Their friendship is sealed by frequent escapes at night, when the surveillance of the students seems to lapse. They begin to frequent a nightclub hidden in the forest, which becomes a refuge for the two young men. This is where they meet Elena, a prostitute, and become fond of her. Suddenly, they discover that the transgressions they have kept hidden are actually part of the school’s educational program. And yet there must be a way for them to become truly free… [mp]

Director

Andrea De Sica

Andrea De Sica

Andrea De Sica (Rome, Italy, 1981) graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in 2008 and received a degree in philosophy in 2009. He has worked as assistant director with Bernardo Bertolucci, Ferzan Ozpetek, Vincenzo Marra and Daniele Vicari. He has written and directed various short films and documentaries, including L’esame (2007), presented at over fifty festivals throughout the world; Foschia Pesci Africa Sonno Nausea Fantasia (2010), which he codirected with Daniele Vicari; and Mia and Me (2011-2012), a TV series produced by Rainbow Entertainment. I figli della notte (2016) is his directorial debut in feature films.

Filmography:
L’inferno sono gli altri (cm, 2007), L’esame (cm, 2007), Il grande spettacolo (cm, 2008), Foschia Pesci Africa Sonno Nausea Fantasia (coregia/codirector Daniele Vicari, doc., 2010), Io sto bene (tv, ep., 2011), Mia and Me (serie tv/tv series, ep., 2011-2012), Città dell’uomo (tv, doc., 2013), I figli della notte (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, musica/director, music
Andrea De Sica
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Andrea De Sica, Mariano Di Nardo
fotografia/cinematography
Stefano Falivene
montaggio/film editing
Alberto Masi
scenografia/production design
Dimitri Capuani
costumi/costume design
Sabine Zappitelli
suono/sound
Antoine Vandendrieessche
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Vincenzo Crea (Giulio), Ludovico Succio (Edoardo), Fabrizio Rongione (Mathias), Yuliia Sobol (Elena), Luigi Bignone (Paolo), Pietro Monfreda (Michi)
produttori/producers
Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Joseph Rouschop, Valerie Bournoville
produzione/production
Vivo Film
coproduzione/coproduction
Tarantula


contatti/contacts
Vivo Film
info@vivofilm.it
www.vivofilm.it

Director statement

“The extreme situation of a boarding school for the children of the rich was the key I chose to study one of the strongest feelings an adolescent can experience: abandonment. In the film, the college is the physical, concrete incarnation of the difficulties in the relationship between parents and children during their passage from childhood to adulthood.”

Synopsis Learn more

Giulio, a seventeen-year-old from a well-to-do family, is sent to a boarding school. In this isolated place in the Alps, where iron-clad rules limit all contact with the outside, he makes friends with Edoardo, who is rather odd. Their friendship is sealed by frequent escapes at night, when the surveillance of the students seems to lapse. They begin to frequent a nightclub hidden in the forest, which becomes a refuge for the two young men. This is where they meet Elena, a prostitute, and become fond of her. Suddenly, they discover that the transgressions they have kept hidden are actually part of the school’s educational program. And yet there must be a way for them to become truly free… [mp]

Director All about direction

Andrea De Sica

Andrea De Sica

Andrea De Sica (Rome, Italy, 1981) graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in 2008 and received a degree in philosophy in 2009. He has worked as assistant director with Bernardo Bertolucci, Ferzan Ozpetek, Vincenzo Marra and Daniele Vicari. He has written and directed various short films and documentaries, including L’esame (2007), presented at over fifty festivals throughout the world; Foschia Pesci Africa Sonno Nausea Fantasia (2010), which he codirected with Daniele Vicari; and Mia and Me (2011-2012), a TV series produced by Rainbow Entertainment. I figli della notte (2016) is his directorial debut in feature films.

Filmography:
L’inferno sono gli altri (cm, 2007), L’esame (cm, 2007), Il grande spettacolo (cm, 2008), Foschia Pesci Africa Sonno Nausea Fantasia (coregia/codirector Daniele Vicari, doc., 2010), Io sto bene (tv, ep., 2011), Mia and Me (serie tv/tv series, ep., 2011-2012), Città dell’uomo (tv, doc., 2013), I figli della notte (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, musica/director, music
Andrea De Sica
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Andrea De Sica, Mariano Di Nardo
fotografia/cinematography
Stefano Falivene
montaggio/film editing
Alberto Masi
scenografia/production design
Dimitri Capuani
costumi/costume design
Sabine Zappitelli
suono/sound
Antoine Vandendrieessche
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Vincenzo Crea (Giulio), Ludovico Succio (Edoardo), Fabrizio Rongione (Mathias), Yuliia Sobol (Elena), Luigi Bignone (Paolo), Pietro Monfreda (Michi)
produttori/producers
Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Joseph Rouschop, Valerie Bournoville
produzione/production
Vivo Film
coproduzione/coproduction
Tarantula


contatti/contacts
Vivo Film
info@vivofilm.it
www.vivofilm.it

Director statement Read more

“The extreme situation of a boarding school for the children of the rich was the key I chose to study one of the strongest feelings an adolescent can experience: abandonment. In the film, the college is the physical, concrete incarnation of the difficulties in the relationship between parents and children during their passage from childhood to adulthood.”