DULCINEA

by Luca Ferri
DULCINEA - DULCINEA

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 66'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

A young girl is getting ready to welcome a client at her apartment. The man, transposition of Don Quixote in a 1990s Milan, devotes himself to the maniacal cleaning of four rooms. The girl, personification of Dulcinea, eats, reads, paints her nails and smokes. She dresses up and gets undress as if Don Quixote was not there. The client, following a pathological scheme, steals some girl’s objects, putting them in plastic bags. Sometimes the objects being fetishized are destroyed. This mechanism leads to the repetition of a celibate and solitary rite.

Director

Luca Ferri

Luca Ferri

Luca Ferri works with images and words. His movies partecipated to national and international film festivals. At Torino Film Festival he was selected in 2013, in Italiana.doc competition, with the documentary Habitat [Piavoli], codirected with Claudio Casazza, and in 2014 and 2015 in Onde section, with the following Abacuc and the short La società dei servizi, codirected with Enrico Mazzi. In 2016 his short Colombi was selected at the Orizzonti section in Venice. Dulcinea has been part of Signs of Life section, in the last Locarno Film Festival.

Filmography:
Educere Movere Billiardo (mm, 2004), Anna vs Oliva (mm, 2004), Ergonomia culanda (mm, 2005), Scano Boa (mm, 2005), Fiori di Broca (mm, 2005), Dodoanimaleinettoal (2005), Di nuovo giggi e il rattan (cm, 2007), Magog [o epifania del barbagianni] (cm, 2011), Ecce Ubu (2012), Kaputt/Katastrophe (cm, 2012), Habitat [Piavoli] (coregia/codirector Claudio Casazza, doc., 2013), Abacuc (2014), La società dei servizi (coregia/codirector Enrico Mazzi, cm, 2015), Colombi (cm, 2016), Ab ovo (cm, 2017), Dulcinea (2018), Pierino (doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, produttore/director, producer
Luca Ferri
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Luca Ferri, Alessandro Rota
fotografia/cinematography
Pietro de Tilla
montaggio/film editing
Chiara Tognoli
scenografia/production design
Samantha Angeloni, Giulia Pils
musica/music
Dario Agazzi
costumi/costume design
Michela Borsotti
suono/sound
Elisa Piria
interpreti/cast
Naomi Morello, Vincenzo Turca, Dario Bacis

produzione/production
Enece Film
coproduzione/coproduction
Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

**
contatti/contacts
Luca Ferri
[email protected]

Director statement

“Dulcinea is the first of three works entirely shot inside domestic locations. I have called it ‘Trilogy of the apartment.’ […] In Dulcinea the solitude permeating the characters is an absent presence, hidden by methodical actions and by the predictable sequence of events, which apparently situates them outside of time and human miseries. The actors, being deprived from any psychologism, adhere for the entire work to a plastered posture, taking the audience in front of a puppet pièce of exhumation and fetishistic sexuality.”

Synopsis Learn more

A young girl is getting ready to welcome a client at her apartment. The man, transposition of Don Quixote in a 1990s Milan, devotes himself to the maniacal cleaning of four rooms. The girl, personification of Dulcinea, eats, reads, paints her nails and smokes. She dresses up and gets undress as if Don Quixote was not there. The client, following a pathological scheme, steals some girl’s objects, putting them in plastic bags. Sometimes the objects being fetishized are destroyed. This mechanism leads to the repetition of a celibate and solitary rite.

Director All about direction

Luca Ferri

Luca Ferri

Luca Ferri works with images and words. His movies partecipated to national and international film festivals. At Torino Film Festival he was selected in 2013, in Italiana.doc competition, with the documentary Habitat [Piavoli], codirected with Claudio Casazza, and in 2014 and 2015 in Onde section, with the following Abacuc and the short La società dei servizi, codirected with Enrico Mazzi. In 2016 his short Colombi was selected at the Orizzonti section in Venice. Dulcinea has been part of Signs of Life section, in the last Locarno Film Festival.

Filmography:
Educere Movere Billiardo (mm, 2004), Anna vs Oliva (mm, 2004), Ergonomia culanda (mm, 2005), Scano Boa (mm, 2005), Fiori di Broca (mm, 2005), Dodoanimaleinettoal (2005), Di nuovo giggi e il rattan (cm, 2007), Magog [o epifania del barbagianni] (cm, 2011), Ecce Ubu (2012), Kaputt/Katastrophe (cm, 2012), Habitat [Piavoli] (coregia/codirector Claudio Casazza, doc., 2013), Abacuc (2014), La società dei servizi (coregia/codirector Enrico Mazzi, cm, 2015), Colombi (cm, 2016), Ab ovo (cm, 2017), Dulcinea (2018), Pierino (doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, produttore/director, producer
Luca Ferri
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Luca Ferri, Alessandro Rota
fotografia/cinematography
Pietro de Tilla
montaggio/film editing
Chiara Tognoli
scenografia/production design
Samantha Angeloni, Giulia Pils
musica/music
Dario Agazzi
costumi/costume design
Michela Borsotti
suono/sound
Elisa Piria
interpreti/cast
Naomi Morello, Vincenzo Turca, Dario Bacis

produzione/production
Enece Film
coproduzione/coproduction
Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

**
contatti/contacts
Luca Ferri
[email protected]

Director statement Read more

“Dulcinea is the first of three works entirely shot inside domestic locations. I have called it ‘Trilogy of the apartment.’ […] In Dulcinea the solitude permeating the characters is an absent presence, hidden by methodical actions and by the predictable sequence of events, which apparently situates them outside of time and human miseries. The actors, being deprived from any psychologism, adhere for the entire work to a plastered posture, taking the audience in front of a puppet pièce of exhumation and fetishistic sexuality.”