78 - VAI PIANO MA VINCI

by Alice Filippi
78 - THE GETAWAY - 78 - VAI PIANO MA VINCI

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2017

Length: 52'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Pier Felice Filippi was twenty-three years old, in 1978, when he was kidnapped by the ’ndrangheta. After being held prisoner for seventy-eight days, he was able to get free, escape and have his kidnappers arrested. Almost forty years later, his daughter Alice has decided to tell his story.

Director

Alice Filippi

Alice Filippi

Alice Filippi (Mondovì, Cuneo, 1982) got her degree in directing from the New York Film Academy. Starting in 2005 , she worked with Carlo Verdone as assistant director for My Best Enemy (2006), Grande, grosso e Verdone (2008), A Flat for Three (2012), Cenerentola - Una favola in diretta (2013), and Sotto una buona stella (2014). She has also worked with Giuliano Montaldo, Mario Martone, Giovanni Veronesi, Davide Marengo, Alex Infascelli. Internationally, she worked as an assistant for The 15:17 to Paris by Clint Eastwood, which will soon be released; Inferno (2016) by Ron Howard; Spectre (2015) by Sam Mendes; Eat Pray Love (2010) di Ryan Murphy; and for the TV series The Borgias. She is the author and the director of the TV commercials Fai come me! about driver safety, and she directed the short My Green Fashion Dream, published in the Talents section at Vogue.it

Filmography:
My Green Fashion Dream (cm, 2013), ’78 - Vai piano ma vinci (mm, 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Alice Filippi
fotografia/cinematography
Timoty Aliprandi
montaggio/film editing
Emanuele Brescini
scenografia/production design
Luisa Iemma
costumi/costume design
Veriana Bonelli
musica/music
Marco Cascone
suono/sound
Giovanni Corona
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Daniele Ronco (Pier Felice), Gianmarco Aragno (Giors), Juan Carlos Cid Esposito (il rapitore/kidnapper)
produttore/producer
Roberta Trovato
produzione/production
Mowe

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contatti/contacts
Mowe Film
Roberta Trovato
roberta.trovato@mowefilm.com

Director statement

“As often happens, we are always the last ones to discover the stories that are closest to home. That’s what happened to me. I had just gotten my driver’s license and each time I returned home in the evening my grandfather would follow me in his car until he was sure that I had closed the front door behind me. I didn’t understand why. Then I found out, and I understood. My father had been kidnapped, he was a victim of the ’ndrangheta; he had suffered but he had escaped on his own and had returned home to us. Everything changes. A story of pain and suffering is immediately transformed into a story of courage and hope. From that moment on, my objective was to reconstruct those seventy-eight days. I gathered the testimony of the people who had experienced it first-hand, I reconstructed the puzzle of a story that had to be told.”

Synopsis Learn more

Pier Felice Filippi was twenty-three years old, in 1978, when he was kidnapped by the ’ndrangheta. After being held prisoner for seventy-eight days, he was able to get free, escape and have his kidnappers arrested. Almost forty years later, his daughter Alice has decided to tell his story.

Director All about direction

Alice Filippi

Alice Filippi

Alice Filippi (Mondovì, Cuneo, 1982) got her degree in directing from the New York Film Academy. Starting in 2005 , she worked with Carlo Verdone as assistant director for My Best Enemy (2006), Grande, grosso e Verdone (2008), A Flat for Three (2012), Cenerentola - Una favola in diretta (2013), and Sotto una buona stella (2014). She has also worked with Giuliano Montaldo, Mario Martone, Giovanni Veronesi, Davide Marengo, Alex Infascelli. Internationally, she worked as an assistant for The 15:17 to Paris by Clint Eastwood, which will soon be released; Inferno (2016) by Ron Howard; Spectre (2015) by Sam Mendes; Eat Pray Love (2010) di Ryan Murphy; and for the TV series The Borgias. She is the author and the director of the TV commercials Fai come me! about driver safety, and she directed the short My Green Fashion Dream, published in the Talents section at Vogue.it

Filmography:
My Green Fashion Dream (cm, 2013), ’78 - Vai piano ma vinci (mm, 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Alice Filippi
fotografia/cinematography
Timoty Aliprandi
montaggio/film editing
Emanuele Brescini
scenografia/production design
Luisa Iemma
costumi/costume design
Veriana Bonelli
musica/music
Marco Cascone
suono/sound
Giovanni Corona
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Daniele Ronco (Pier Felice), Gianmarco Aragno (Giors), Juan Carlos Cid Esposito (il rapitore/kidnapper)
produttore/producer
Roberta Trovato
produzione/production
Mowe

**
contatti/contacts
Mowe Film
Roberta Trovato
roberta.trovato@mowefilm.com

Director statement Read more

“As often happens, we are always the last ones to discover the stories that are closest to home. That’s what happened to me. I had just gotten my driver’s license and each time I returned home in the evening my grandfather would follow me in his car until he was sure that I had closed the front door behind me. I didn’t understand why. Then I found out, and I understood. My father had been kidnapped, he was a victim of the ’ndrangheta; he had suffered but he had escaped on his own and had returned home to us. Everything changes. A story of pain and suffering is immediately transformed into a story of courage and hope. From that moment on, my objective was to reconstruct those seventy-eight days. I gathered the testimony of the people who had experienced it first-hand, I reconstructed the puzzle of a story that had to be told.”