WATERLOO

by Francesco Selvi
WATERLOO - WATERLOO

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 18'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

The nocturnal city is the hallucinated battlefield of an exhausted Napoleon whose spirit might not be entirely broken yet. As he wanders through the night, his steps slowly reveal the genesis of a defeat that starts as a personal one only to become universal. The teary eye of our tenderly desperate Napoleon meets the tangible signs of the impending end of our society.

Director

Francesco Selvi

Francesco Selvi

Francesco Selvi (Cesena, 1980) created the theater company La Furia dell’Albana with Federico Fiumi and Luca Nervegna, writing several shows and participating in various theater festivals. In the meantime, he started making short films, including Lontano Ovest, which was previewed at the Torino Film Festival in 2016. He created and curated the film festival Quel Sublime Brusio. In 2011, he became the editor in chief of “Rapporto Confidenziale,” a publication specialized in film and visual culture. He is also the founding partner of Regnoli 41, an organization in Forlì that works in urban regeneration, where he curates and manages the exhibition rooms of Palazzo del Monte di Pietà in collaboration with Fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio. In 2012, his films became part of the independent cinema circuit Nomadica.

Filmography:
Ecco (cm, 2010), L’attesa (cm, 2011), Domani parto (cm, 2011), Lontano Ovest (cm, 2016), Waterloo (cm, 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Francesco Selvi
fotografia, montaggio/cinematography, film editing
Luca Nervegna
costumi/costume design
Caterina Capelli
musica/music
Enrico Gabrielli
suono/sound
Corrado Rey Magalotti
interpreti/cast
Luciano Vitali
produzione/production
La Furia Film

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contatti/contacts
La Furia Film
infolafuria@gmail.com
www.lafuriafilm.com

Director statement

“Waterloo investigates the sense of defeat […]. For some time now, I’ve been interested in understanding and investigating the mechanisms that make us evaluate whether an existence is winning or not […], behind every defeat there is a missed victory, and that manque is precisely what I’m interested in. After all, Napoleon presents himself at this final battle as a man who is now tired, bloated, exhausted [...]. Luciano, the film’s lead, conveys all these feelings. His eyes and hollowed face are already a battlefield. Aware of the oncoming end, he fights his hallucinated struggle between non-existent glows and ghostly visions; he is overwhelmed by a contemporaneity that, like the film’s camera, appears ignorant, noisy, fast, and fatuous.”

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The nocturnal city is the hallucinated battlefield of an exhausted Napoleon whose spirit might not be entirely broken yet. As he wanders through the night, his steps slowly reveal the genesis of a defeat that starts as a personal one only to become universal. The teary eye of our tenderly desperate Napoleon meets the tangible signs of the impending end of our society.

Director All about direction

Francesco Selvi

Francesco Selvi

Francesco Selvi (Cesena, 1980) created the theater company La Furia dell’Albana with Federico Fiumi and Luca Nervegna, writing several shows and participating in various theater festivals. In the meantime, he started making short films, including Lontano Ovest, which was previewed at the Torino Film Festival in 2016. He created and curated the film festival Quel Sublime Brusio. In 2011, he became the editor in chief of “Rapporto Confidenziale,” a publication specialized in film and visual culture. He is also the founding partner of Regnoli 41, an organization in Forlì that works in urban regeneration, where he curates and manages the exhibition rooms of Palazzo del Monte di Pietà in collaboration with Fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio. In 2012, his films became part of the independent cinema circuit Nomadica.

Filmography:
Ecco (cm, 2010), L’attesa (cm, 2011), Domani parto (cm, 2011), Lontano Ovest (cm, 2016), Waterloo (cm, 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Francesco Selvi
fotografia, montaggio/cinematography, film editing
Luca Nervegna
costumi/costume design
Caterina Capelli
musica/music
Enrico Gabrielli
suono/sound
Corrado Rey Magalotti
interpreti/cast
Luciano Vitali
produzione/production
La Furia Film

**
contatti/contacts
La Furia Film
infolafuria@gmail.com
www.lafuriafilm.com

Director statement Read more

“Waterloo investigates the sense of defeat […]. For some time now, I’ve been interested in understanding and investigating the mechanisms that make us evaluate whether an existence is winning or not […], behind every defeat there is a missed victory, and that manque is precisely what I’m interested in. After all, Napoleon presents himself at this final battle as a man who is now tired, bloated, exhausted [...]. Luciano, the film’s lead, conveys all these feelings. His eyes and hollowed face are already a battlefield. Aware of the oncoming end, he fights his hallucinated struggle between non-existent glows and ghostly visions; he is overwhelmed by a contemporaneity that, like the film’s camera, appears ignorant, noisy, fast, and fatuous.”