ESSI BRUCIANO ANCORA

by Felice D’Agostino, Arturo Lavorato
ILS BRÛLENT ENCORE - ESSI BRUCIANO ANCORA

Informations

Nation: Italy, France

Year: 2017

Length: 90'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

In Italy, official history states that the country unification in 1861 was a victorious revolution in the name of progress and civilization. They still burn stands on the fringe of this narrative; rooted in a popular, underground memory, the film questions the country’s unification as a form of colonization, still in progress, of Southern Italy.

Director

Arturo Lavorato

Arturo Lavorato

Felice D’Agostino (Tropea, Vibo Valentia, Italy, 1978) and Arturo Lavorato (Vibo Valentia, Italy, 1974) have been working with Suttvuess as cameramen, editors and directors since 2000. For years they have conducted research and audiovisual documentation of religious feastdays in Calabria. Their film Il canto dei nuovi emigranti won the Doc 2005 Prize at the Torino Film Festival and the Casa Rossa Doc Prize at the Bellaria Film Festival. The next year they presented at the Torino Film Festival Un racconto incominciato, which won the Avanti! Prize, while In attesa dell’avvento (2011) won the Orizzonti Award at the 68th Venice Film Festival. They both live and work between Paris and Calabria. 

Filmography:
Arturo Lavorato:
A zappa pisa… (coregia/codirector Marco Marcotulli, doc., 2002).

Felice D’Agostino, Arturo Lavorato:
La gente dell’albero (coregia/codirector Angelo Maggio, doc., 2004), Vattienti (coregia/codirector Angelo Maggio, doc., 2004), Il canto dei nuovi emigranti (doc., 2005), ...allora piangeranno mentre noi cammineremo (doc., 2006), Un racconto incominciato (doc., 2006), Noi dobbiamo deciderci (doc., 2007), In amabile azzurro (doc., 2009), In attesa dell’avvento (cm, doc., 2011), Essi bruciano ancora (doc., 2017).

Felice D'Agostino

Felice D'Agostino

Cast and Credits

regia, montaggio/directors, film editing
Felice d’Agostino, Arturo Lavorato
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Lamine Bodian, Toni Capua, Alberto Conia, Felice D’Agostino, Maria Furfaro, Caterina Gueli, Arturo Lavorato, Caterina Pagano, Natale Restuccia, Loredana Vardé
fotografia/cinematography
Felice D’Agostino, Arturo Lavorato, Maria Furfaro, Caterina Gueli
interpreti/cast
Lamine Bodian, Toni Capua, Girolamo Gallone, Caterina Pagano, Francesco Saverio Pagano, Natale Restuccia, Enzo Tropepe, Loredana Gurzì

musica/music
Enzo Tropepe, Valentino Santagati, Turi e Iaia
suono/sound
Stefano Grosso, Marzia Cordò, Daniela Bassani, Giancarlo Rutigliano
produzione/production
Etnovisioni, Picofilms

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contatti/contacts
Picofilms
Penelope Bortoluzzi
penelopebortoluzzi@gmail.com
www.picofilms.com

Director statement

“Sunshine and famine! Down here in Calabria, politics, ’ndrangheta and Carabinieri all seem like the same mysteries, we’re too scared of all of them… Combatants and the combative, thieves, slaves, servants and louts, blacks, Mafiosi and whores. The (un)confined and barriers, money, loyalty and reality, visible and not. Choices. And us? Bodies hurled into cinema, landscapes poured out by history – and among the hundreds of spoken words, at least as many are held back. It’s Fanon... it’s Césaire... A gift on paper of a condition we were unable to talk about… Tensions of flesh and muscles poised to spring… Dreamt violence, the slave of man… Colonization! Colonization! Colonization!” (albertoarturofelicecaterinakaterinalamineloredanamarianataletoni)

Synopsis Learn more

In Italy, official history states that the country unification in 1861 was a victorious revolution in the name of progress and civilization. They still burn stands on the fringe of this narrative; rooted in a popular, underground memory, the film questions the country’s unification as a form of colonization, still in progress, of Southern Italy.

Director All about direction

Arturo Lavorato

Arturo Lavorato

Felice D’Agostino (Tropea, Vibo Valentia, Italy, 1978) and Arturo Lavorato (Vibo Valentia, Italy, 1974) have been working with Suttvuess as cameramen, editors and directors since 2000. For years they have conducted research and audiovisual documentation of religious feastdays in Calabria. Their film Il canto dei nuovi emigranti won the Doc 2005 Prize at the Torino Film Festival and the Casa Rossa Doc Prize at the Bellaria Film Festival. The next year they presented at the Torino Film Festival Un racconto incominciato, which won the Avanti! Prize, while In attesa dell’avvento (2011) won the Orizzonti Award at the 68th Venice Film Festival. They both live and work between Paris and Calabria. 

Filmography:
Arturo Lavorato:
A zappa pisa… (coregia/codirector Marco Marcotulli, doc., 2002).

Felice D’Agostino, Arturo Lavorato:
La gente dell’albero (coregia/codirector Angelo Maggio, doc., 2004), Vattienti (coregia/codirector Angelo Maggio, doc., 2004), Il canto dei nuovi emigranti (doc., 2005), ...allora piangeranno mentre noi cammineremo (doc., 2006), Un racconto incominciato (doc., 2006), Noi dobbiamo deciderci (doc., 2007), In amabile azzurro (doc., 2009), In attesa dell’avvento (cm, doc., 2011), Essi bruciano ancora (doc., 2017).

Felice D'Agostino

Felice D'Agostino
Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, montaggio/directors, film editing
Felice d’Agostino, Arturo Lavorato
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Lamine Bodian, Toni Capua, Alberto Conia, Felice D’Agostino, Maria Furfaro, Caterina Gueli, Arturo Lavorato, Caterina Pagano, Natale Restuccia, Loredana Vardé
fotografia/cinematography
Felice D’Agostino, Arturo Lavorato, Maria Furfaro, Caterina Gueli
interpreti/cast
Lamine Bodian, Toni Capua, Girolamo Gallone, Caterina Pagano, Francesco Saverio Pagano, Natale Restuccia, Enzo Tropepe, Loredana Gurzì

musica/music
Enzo Tropepe, Valentino Santagati, Turi e Iaia
suono/sound
Stefano Grosso, Marzia Cordò, Daniela Bassani, Giancarlo Rutigliano
produzione/production
Etnovisioni, Picofilms

**
contatti/contacts
Picofilms
Penelope Bortoluzzi
penelopebortoluzzi@gmail.com
www.picofilms.com

Director statement Read more

“Sunshine and famine! Down here in Calabria, politics, ’ndrangheta and Carabinieri all seem like the same mysteries, we’re too scared of all of them… Combatants and the combative, thieves, slaves, servants and louts, blacks, Mafiosi and whores. The (un)confined and barriers, money, loyalty and reality, visible and not. Choices. And us? Bodies hurled into cinema, landscapes poured out by history – and among the hundreds of spoken words, at least as many are held back. It’s Fanon... it’s Césaire... A gift on paper of a condition we were unable to talk about… Tensions of flesh and muscles poised to spring… Dreamt violence, the slave of man… Colonization! Colonization! Colonization!” (albertoarturofelicecaterinakaterinalamineloredanamarianataletoni)