13 VOLTE FUOCO SU MIO PADRE

by Francesco Ragazzi
13 ATTEMPTS TO SHOOT MY FATHER - 13 VOLTE FUOCO SU MIO PADRE

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 36'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

After Franco survives a heart stroke, his son Francesco decides to make a movie about him. Intimate and absurd dialogues spring between shoots from Francesco’s ruthless approach as a director and Franco’s clumsy attempts as an actor. Filmed as the “making of” of a movie that was never finished, 13 attempts to shoot my father tells the story of a filmmaker-son and an actor-father attempting to overcome their incommunicability with the assistance of a camera.

Director

Francesco Ragazzi

Francesco Ragazzi

Francesco Ragazzi (Santiago, Chile, 1980) teaches at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where he focuses on social and political issues connected to migration, identity, and political utopia through social sciences and documentary films. In 2004, he codirected his first documentary Banliyö - Banlieue with Constance Rivière and Federico Ferrone, winning awards from Videopolis and Cinemavvenire during the Venice Film Festival. He codirected his subsequent film Merica (2007) with Federico Ferrone and Michele Manzolini, and was selected by the Sulmona Film Festival. In 2012, he participated to the production of Magdalena Szymków’s My House Without Me, which was presented at the Krakow Film Festival. The following year he participated in the production of Federico Ferrone and Michele Manzolini’s movie Il treno va a Mosca, presented at the Torino Film Festival and at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Filmography:
Banliyö - Banlieue (coregia/codirectors Constance Rivière, Federico Ferrone, cm, doc., 2004), Merica (coregia/codirectors Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini, doc., 2007), 13 volte fuoco su mio padre (2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, fotografia, suono, produttore/director, cinematography, sound, producer
Francesco Ragazzi
montaggio/film editing
Albert Elings
musica/music
Sergio González Cuervo
interpreti/cast
Franco Ragazzi, Marie-Emmanuelle Ragazzi, Francesco Ragazzi
coproduttore/coproducer
Guusje van Deuren
produzione/production
Vezfilm
coproduzione/coproduction
The Rogues

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contatti/contacts
Vezfilm
Francesco Ragazzi
[email protected]
www.vezfilm.org

Director statement

“So far, I mostly made movies about social and political issues. They were topics that personally affected me, but always indirectly: I tried to make my experiences with migration and growing up abroad universal through the stories of Turkish people in France, or Italians who migrated from Brazil. With this movie, I dealt for the first time with a topic that touched me directly, in a visceral way. I hope I succeeded, with my father and with Albert Elings’s help: talking about it in a light way, trying to reflect the experience of those who found themselves in our same situation.”

Synopsis Learn more

After Franco survives a heart stroke, his son Francesco decides to make a movie about him. Intimate and absurd dialogues spring between shoots from Francesco’s ruthless approach as a director and Franco’s clumsy attempts as an actor. Filmed as the “making of” of a movie that was never finished, 13 attempts to shoot my father tells the story of a filmmaker-son and an actor-father attempting to overcome their incommunicability with the assistance of a camera.

Director All about direction

Francesco Ragazzi

Francesco Ragazzi

Francesco Ragazzi (Santiago, Chile, 1980) teaches at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where he focuses on social and political issues connected to migration, identity, and political utopia through social sciences and documentary films. In 2004, he codirected his first documentary Banliyö - Banlieue with Constance Rivière and Federico Ferrone, winning awards from Videopolis and Cinemavvenire during the Venice Film Festival. He codirected his subsequent film Merica (2007) with Federico Ferrone and Michele Manzolini, and was selected by the Sulmona Film Festival. In 2012, he participated to the production of Magdalena Szymków’s My House Without Me, which was presented at the Krakow Film Festival. The following year he participated in the production of Federico Ferrone and Michele Manzolini’s movie Il treno va a Mosca, presented at the Torino Film Festival and at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Filmography:
Banliyö - Banlieue (coregia/codirectors Constance Rivière, Federico Ferrone, cm, doc., 2004), Merica (coregia/codirectors Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini, doc., 2007), 13 volte fuoco su mio padre (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, fotografia, suono, produttore/director, cinematography, sound, producer
Francesco Ragazzi
montaggio/film editing
Albert Elings
musica/music
Sergio González Cuervo
interpreti/cast
Franco Ragazzi, Marie-Emmanuelle Ragazzi, Francesco Ragazzi
coproduttore/coproducer
Guusje van Deuren
produzione/production
Vezfilm
coproduzione/coproduction
The Rogues

**
contatti/contacts
Vezfilm
Francesco Ragazzi
[email protected]
www.vezfilm.org

Director statement Read more

“So far, I mostly made movies about social and political issues. They were topics that personally affected me, but always indirectly: I tried to make my experiences with migration and growing up abroad universal through the stories of Turkish people in France, or Italians who migrated from Brazil. With this movie, I dealt for the first time with a topic that touched me directly, in a visceral way. I hope I succeeded, with my father and with Albert Elings’s help: talking about it in a light way, trying to reflect the experience of those who found themselves in our same situation.”