ATTO DI FEDE

by Vittorio Antonacci
LEAP OF FAITH - ATTO DI FEDE

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 58'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

A band travels by bus to the next town festival. Vituccia picks petals off of roses, puts the petals in the freezer, and sits down to wait for the Madonna. Raffaele does battle against pedestrians and cars to defend his San Rocco, and against time to preserve the popular significance of religious feast days. Peeking behind the curtains of patron saints’ festivals, the mystery of the sacred crumbles in the feverish and joyous preparations of the townspeople, in the silences and chit-chat which fill the time as they wait for God, the Madonna, and the saints.

Director

Vittorio Antonacci

Vittorio Antonacci

Vittorio Antonacci (Taranto, 1986), graduated from the faculty of arts, music and drama of Tor Vergata University in Rome, after which he studied at the Accademia di cinema e televisione Griffìth. In 2010, he made the short film L’ultimo incontro and one year later he received the prize for best director at the 48h Film Project with Il buco nell’acqua. He collaborates with various journals, including “il Fatto Quotidiano” to report on the making of La vita è un treno by Antonello Caporale. Using the pseudonym Libero Arbitrio Indipendente, he and a group of young filmmakers have produced numerous audiovisual works, including a commercial for D&G and a video story of the performance by the artist Claudia Losi, Voce a vento. After completing Atto di fede, in 2018 he also directed and wrote the screenplay of Brodo di Carne.

Filmography:
L’ultimo incontro (cm, 2010), Il buco nell’acqua (cm, 2011), Brodo di Carne (cm, 2018), Atto di fede (mm, 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Vittorio Antonacci
fotografia/cinematography
Gianluca Sanseverino
montaggio/film editing
Claudio Macchitella
musica/music
La banda di Rutigliano
interpreti/cast
La banda di Rutigliano/Rutigliano band, i fedeli della parrocchia di San Michele Salentino/the faithful of San Michele Salentino parish, Raffaele Altieri
produttori/producers
Rosario Altavilla, Vittorio Antonacci
produzione/production
Coralia Produzioni

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contatti/contacts
Coralia Produzioni
[email protected]

www.coraliaproduzioni.com

Director statement

"Atto di fede is […] a multiform portrait of popular religiousness […]. At the end of our itinerant journey following the band members and street artists – and after being adopted into the family at various villages during the filming – we came to the conclusion that religious feast days are a pure celebration of humanity. They are more useful to people than to the Almighty, to strengthen social ties and guarantee the survival of the community of which they are a part, thanks to a shared and joyous suspension of normality.”

Synopsis Learn more

A band travels by bus to the next town festival. Vituccia picks petals off of roses, puts the petals in the freezer, and sits down to wait for the Madonna. Raffaele does battle against pedestrians and cars to defend his San Rocco, and against time to preserve the popular significance of religious feast days. Peeking behind the curtains of patron saints’ festivals, the mystery of the sacred crumbles in the feverish and joyous preparations of the townspeople, in the silences and chit-chat which fill the time as they wait for God, the Madonna, and the saints.

Director All about direction

Vittorio Antonacci

Vittorio Antonacci

Vittorio Antonacci (Taranto, 1986), graduated from the faculty of arts, music and drama of Tor Vergata University in Rome, after which he studied at the Accademia di cinema e televisione Griffìth. In 2010, he made the short film L’ultimo incontro and one year later he received the prize for best director at the 48h Film Project with Il buco nell’acqua. He collaborates with various journals, including “il Fatto Quotidiano” to report on the making of La vita è un treno by Antonello Caporale. Using the pseudonym Libero Arbitrio Indipendente, he and a group of young filmmakers have produced numerous audiovisual works, including a commercial for D&G and a video story of the performance by the artist Claudia Losi, Voce a vento. After completing Atto di fede, in 2018 he also directed and wrote the screenplay of Brodo di Carne.

Filmography:
L’ultimo incontro (cm, 2010), Il buco nell’acqua (cm, 2011), Brodo di Carne (cm, 2018), Atto di fede (mm, 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Vittorio Antonacci
fotografia/cinematography
Gianluca Sanseverino
montaggio/film editing
Claudio Macchitella
musica/music
La banda di Rutigliano
interpreti/cast
La banda di Rutigliano/Rutigliano band, i fedeli della parrocchia di San Michele Salentino/the faithful of San Michele Salentino parish, Raffaele Altieri
produttori/producers
Rosario Altavilla, Vittorio Antonacci
produzione/production
Coralia Produzioni

**
contatti/contacts
Coralia Produzioni
[email protected]

www.coraliaproduzioni.com

Director statement Read more

"Atto di fede is […] a multiform portrait of popular religiousness […]. At the end of our itinerant journey following the band members and street artists – and after being adopted into the family at various villages during the filming – we came to the conclusion that religious feast days are a pure celebration of humanity. They are more useful to people than to the Almighty, to strengthen social ties and guarantee the survival of the community of which they are a part, thanks to a shared and joyous suspension of normality.”