IL GIGANTE PIDOCCHIO

by Paolo Santangelo
IL GIGANTE PIDOCCHIO - IL GIGANTE PIDOCCHIO

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 80'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Gaspare is a young shepherd who tries to evade his harsh and boring daily routine and faces life with irony, putting himself on the line any way he can. A docufilm whose protagonist is a shepherd, but which doesn’t mention sheep!

Director

Paolo Santangelo

Paolo Santangelo

Paolo Santangelo (Sciacca, Agrigento, 1973) teaches editing and dubbing at the Immagina film school in Florence. He has directed the shorts Stranizzi d’amuri (2004), Dall’alto dei loculi (2006) and Pisci di broru (2007), which won the Corto siracusano award at the Festival of Brescello, the Intel Centrino Duo Award at the Festival of Taormina, and the Massimo Troisi award at the Festival Niff at Cinecittà. After La pecora marina (2007) and Pick Pack Western (2008), he debuted in feature films with Pupi di zucchero (2008). In 2010, at the Valdarno Cinema Fedic, he won the Giglio fiorentino d’argento for best director with the short La principessa del mare (2009).

Filmography:
Parametri di vetro (cm, 1998), Stranizzi d’amuri (cm, 2004), Dall’alto dei loculi (cm, 2006), Pisci di broru (cm, 2006), La pecora marina (cm, 2007), Pick Pack Western (cm, 2008), Pupi di zucchero (2008), La principessa del mare (cm, 2009), Ritorno al mare (2011), Sole giallo (2014), Il gigante pidocchio (2018).

Cast and Credits


regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia, montaggio, produzione/director, screenplay, cinematography, film editing, production
Paolo Santangelo
interpreti/cast
Vincenzo Abbene, Gino Alba, Salvatore Amplo, Antonina Baldassano, Giusi Bongiovì, Simona Brucculeri, Vincenzo Genuardi, Pippo Graffeo, Gaetano Maniscalco, Stefania Monte, Vincenzo Montalbano, Lucia Pelliccia, Ignazia Piazza, Nicola Puleo, Davide Santangelo, Riccardo Santangelo, Vincenzo Segreto, Gaspare Vitabile, Sebastiano Vitabile, Salvatore Viviani

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contatti/contacts
Paolo Santangelo
[email protected]

Director statement

“I met Gaspare through his Facebook posts; I was curious about his great vitality and optimism and his desire to dream, even going overboard, as often happens when you don’t have anything. Even though he is a shepherd and thus didn’t spend too many years in school, Gaspare is very well-informed, he is sensitive to topics such as the environment, culture, cinema. He also said he wanted to be an actor someday. Taking my cue from this young dreamer, I developed a documentary in which dreams play an important role, thereby managing to bring my surrealistic inclinations to life.”

Synopsis Learn more

Gaspare is a young shepherd who tries to evade his harsh and boring daily routine and faces life with irony, putting himself on the line any way he can. A docufilm whose protagonist is a shepherd, but which doesn’t mention sheep!

Director All about direction

Paolo Santangelo

Paolo Santangelo

Paolo Santangelo (Sciacca, Agrigento, 1973) teaches editing and dubbing at the Immagina film school in Florence. He has directed the shorts Stranizzi d’amuri (2004), Dall’alto dei loculi (2006) and Pisci di broru (2007), which won the Corto siracusano award at the Festival of Brescello, the Intel Centrino Duo Award at the Festival of Taormina, and the Massimo Troisi award at the Festival Niff at Cinecittà. After La pecora marina (2007) and Pick Pack Western (2008), he debuted in feature films with Pupi di zucchero (2008). In 2010, at the Valdarno Cinema Fedic, he won the Giglio fiorentino d’argento for best director with the short La principessa del mare (2009).

Filmography:
Parametri di vetro (cm, 1998), Stranizzi d’amuri (cm, 2004), Dall’alto dei loculi (cm, 2006), Pisci di broru (cm, 2006), La pecora marina (cm, 2007), Pick Pack Western (cm, 2008), Pupi di zucchero (2008), La principessa del mare (cm, 2009), Ritorno al mare (2011), Sole giallo (2014), Il gigante pidocchio (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film


regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia, montaggio, produzione/director, screenplay, cinematography, film editing, production
Paolo Santangelo
interpreti/cast
Vincenzo Abbene, Gino Alba, Salvatore Amplo, Antonina Baldassano, Giusi Bongiovì, Simona Brucculeri, Vincenzo Genuardi, Pippo Graffeo, Gaetano Maniscalco, Stefania Monte, Vincenzo Montalbano, Lucia Pelliccia, Ignazia Piazza, Nicola Puleo, Davide Santangelo, Riccardo Santangelo, Vincenzo Segreto, Gaspare Vitabile, Sebastiano Vitabile, Salvatore Viviani

**
contatti/contacts
Paolo Santangelo
[email protected]

Director statement Read more

“I met Gaspare through his Facebook posts; I was curious about his great vitality and optimism and his desire to dream, even going overboard, as often happens when you don’t have anything. Even though he is a shepherd and thus didn’t spend too many years in school, Gaspare is very well-informed, he is sensitive to topics such as the environment, culture, cinema. He also said he wanted to be an actor someday. Taking my cue from this young dreamer, I developed a documentary in which dreams play an important role, thereby managing to bring my surrealistic inclinations to life.”