LORELLO E BRUNELLO

by Jacopo Quadri
LORELLO AND BRUNELLO - LORELLO E BRUNELLO

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2017

Length: 85'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Lorello and Brunello Biondi are twins who live alone on the farm where they were born, in Pianetti di Sovana, Maremma, a harsh and windswept countryside. Work is an uncontested condition of life, and they never have a day off. And yet they are losing money: they have four hundred head of sheep and one hundred hectares of land, but milk is constantly decreasing in value and wheat is doing even worse. Around them, they see the prosperity of the important winegrowers, who today own large landed estates but a century ago had been defeated by their grandfathers.

Director

Jacopo Quadri

Jacopo Quadri

Jacopo Quadri (Milan, Italy, 1964) graduated from the Centro sperimentale di cinematografia in Rome. He worked as an editor for Mario Martone’s movies, including Il giovane favoloso (2014). He collaborated with major filmmakers the like of Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bechis, Paolo Virzì, Zhang Yuan, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Francesca Archibugi, and Gianfranco Rosi. As a filmmaker, he made the documentary Voci distanti dal mare (Saharawi) with Antonietta De Lillo e Patrizio Esposito, followed by La terra trema and Un posto al mondo, which he made with Mario Martone. He also directed several short films. As president of the association Ubu per Franco Quadri, in 2013 he founded Ubulibri srl, an ideal continuation of the publishing house Edizioni Ubulibri. In 2014 La scuola d’estate was presented at Torino Film Festival in the section Festa Mobile.

Filmography:
Statici 1 (cm, 1991), Statici 2 (cm, 1993), Statici 3 (cm, 1996), Statici 5 (cm, 1997), Statici (cm, 1997), Voci distanti dal mare (Saharawi) (coregia/codirectors Antonietta De Lillo, Patrizio Esposito, doc., 1997), La terra trema (coregia/codirector Mario Martone, 1998), Un posto al mondo (coregia/codirector Mario Martone, 2000), Marisa (cm, 2000), La scuola d’estate (doc., 2014), Il paese dove gli alberi volano (coregia/codirector Davide Barletti, mm, 2015), Lorello e Brunello (doc., 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, montaggio/director, story, film editing
Jacopo Quadri
fotografia/cinematography
Greta De Lazzaris
musica/music
Valerio Vigliar
suono/sound
Antonio Barba, Max Gobiet
interpreti/cast
Brunello Biondi, Lorello Biondi, Ultimina Capecchi Biondi, Mirella Iona Plugaru,
Wilma Funghi Biondi, Giuliano Biondi, Raniero Marroni, Domenico Serra, Addis Pampanini
produttori/producers
Gregorio Paonessa, Marta Donzelli, Jacopo Quadri
produzione/production
Vivo film, Ubulibri, Rai Cinema

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contatti/contacts
Vivo film
Gregorio Paonessa
[email protected]
www.vivofilm.it

Director statement

“Lorello e Brunello is film about work, the land, the seasons. The heat, the drought, the night. Time. Solitude. They are up well before dawn but what’s the point of working so hard? I wanted to understand the lives of these people who do nothing but work, without the slightest gratification, without ever any joy. I wanted to live with them to understand. To understand the rules of the countryside, of farming, of planting, of harvesting. How do they deal with the three hours they spend every day milking the sheep in an uproar of udders and dung? What do they think about when they spend the night on a tractor in a field in the dark, alone in the dust?”

Synopsis Learn more

Lorello and Brunello Biondi are twins who live alone on the farm where they were born, in Pianetti di Sovana, Maremma, a harsh and windswept countryside. Work is an uncontested condition of life, and they never have a day off. And yet they are losing money: they have four hundred head of sheep and one hundred hectares of land, but milk is constantly decreasing in value and wheat is doing even worse. Around them, they see the prosperity of the important winegrowers, who today own large landed estates but a century ago had been defeated by their grandfathers.

Director All about direction

Jacopo Quadri

Jacopo Quadri

Jacopo Quadri (Milan, Italy, 1964) graduated from the Centro sperimentale di cinematografia in Rome. He worked as an editor for Mario Martone’s movies, including Il giovane favoloso (2014). He collaborated with major filmmakers the like of Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bechis, Paolo Virzì, Zhang Yuan, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Francesca Archibugi, and Gianfranco Rosi. As a filmmaker, he made the documentary Voci distanti dal mare (Saharawi) with Antonietta De Lillo e Patrizio Esposito, followed by La terra trema and Un posto al mondo, which he made with Mario Martone. He also directed several short films. As president of the association Ubu per Franco Quadri, in 2013 he founded Ubulibri srl, an ideal continuation of the publishing house Edizioni Ubulibri. In 2014 La scuola d’estate was presented at Torino Film Festival in the section Festa Mobile.

Filmography:
Statici 1 (cm, 1991), Statici 2 (cm, 1993), Statici 3 (cm, 1996), Statici 5 (cm, 1997), Statici (cm, 1997), Voci distanti dal mare (Saharawi) (coregia/codirectors Antonietta De Lillo, Patrizio Esposito, doc., 1997), La terra trema (coregia/codirector Mario Martone, 1998), Un posto al mondo (coregia/codirector Mario Martone, 2000), Marisa (cm, 2000), La scuola d’estate (doc., 2014), Il paese dove gli alberi volano (coregia/codirector Davide Barletti, mm, 2015), Lorello e Brunello (doc., 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, montaggio/director, story, film editing
Jacopo Quadri
fotografia/cinematography
Greta De Lazzaris
musica/music
Valerio Vigliar
suono/sound
Antonio Barba, Max Gobiet
interpreti/cast
Brunello Biondi, Lorello Biondi, Ultimina Capecchi Biondi, Mirella Iona Plugaru,
Wilma Funghi Biondi, Giuliano Biondi, Raniero Marroni, Domenico Serra, Addis Pampanini
produttori/producers
Gregorio Paonessa, Marta Donzelli, Jacopo Quadri
produzione/production
Vivo film, Ubulibri, Rai Cinema

**
contatti/contacts
Vivo film
Gregorio Paonessa
[email protected]
www.vivofilm.it

Director statement Read more

“Lorello e Brunello is film about work, the land, the seasons. The heat, the drought, the night. Time. Solitude. They are up well before dawn but what’s the point of working so hard? I wanted to understand the lives of these people who do nothing but work, without the slightest gratification, without ever any joy. I wanted to live with them to understand. To understand the rules of the countryside, of farming, of planting, of harvesting. How do they deal with the three hours they spend every day milking the sheep in an uproar of udders and dung? What do they think about when they spend the night on a tractor in a field in the dark, alone in the dust?”