PORTA CAPUANA

by Marcello Sannino
PORTA CAPUANA - PORTA CAPUANA

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 65'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Porta, with its ancient stones which exude stories from the past, bears witness to a present in which almost everything still seems possible, changeable, fluid. Porta Capuana is the emblem of the cosmopolis, a place of arrivals and departures. A movie about physical, social, and historical disorientation. A global village, contemporaneously static and in motion, like a single living organism. The story of the fluid border of a porous city.

Director

Marcello Sannino

Marcello Sannino

Marcello Sannino (Portici, Naples, 1971), after working as a bookseller, began dedicating himself to cinema in 2002. He has made the documentaries Decroux e il mimo corporeo (2003), La Passione suessana (2004), and L’ultima Treves (2007), a portrait of the bookseller’s profession, told through the vicissitudes of a historical bookstore which is being evicted. His movie Corde (2009), about the life choices made by the boxer Ciro Pariso, won the Special Jury Prize at the 27th Torino Film Festival. Between 2008 and 2016, he collaborated with Arci Movie in Ponticelli, Parallelo41, and Figli del Bronx, running laboratories on film languages at various institutes of higher learning and making short films with the students which have participated at various specialized festivals.

Filmography:
Decroux e il mimo corporeo (doc., 2003), La Passione suessana (doc., 2004), L’ultima Treves (doc., 2007), Corde (doc., 2009), Napoli 24 (coregia/codirectors aa.vv., ep. Porta Capuana, doc., 2010), La seconda natura (doc., 2012), Porta Capuana. La frontiera fluida (doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Marcello Sannino
fotografia/cinematography
Marcello Sannino, Sebastiano Mazzillo, Federico Herman
montaggio/film editing
Alessandra Carchedi
musica/music
Riccardo Veno
suono/sound
Davide Mastropaolo, Renato Fiorito, Marcello Anselmo
produttore/producer
Antonella Di Nocera
produzione/production
Parallelo41

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contatti/contacts
Parallelo41
Antonella Di Nocera
[email protected]
www.parallelo41produzioni.com

Director statement

“The objective of the movie is to film disorientation […]. Thus, I intend to structure [it] by studying the interweaving of the political and sentimental problems which indelibly mark the places where we live and our times. We will fluidly enter and exit the chosen dimensions, we will follow the people and, with them, we will discover their way of experiencing Porta Capuana, of experiencing the world, memories of the past for some, new hopes for others, futuristic projects, everyday life. Not to demonstrate theses but to suggest emotions.”

Synopsis Learn more

Porta, with its ancient stones which exude stories from the past, bears witness to a present in which almost everything still seems possible, changeable, fluid. Porta Capuana is the emblem of the cosmopolis, a place of arrivals and departures. A movie about physical, social, and historical disorientation. A global village, contemporaneously static and in motion, like a single living organism. The story of the fluid border of a porous city.

Director All about direction

Marcello Sannino

Marcello Sannino

Marcello Sannino (Portici, Naples, 1971), after working as a bookseller, began dedicating himself to cinema in 2002. He has made the documentaries Decroux e il mimo corporeo (2003), La Passione suessana (2004), and L’ultima Treves (2007), a portrait of the bookseller’s profession, told through the vicissitudes of a historical bookstore which is being evicted. His movie Corde (2009), about the life choices made by the boxer Ciro Pariso, won the Special Jury Prize at the 27th Torino Film Festival. Between 2008 and 2016, he collaborated with Arci Movie in Ponticelli, Parallelo41, and Figli del Bronx, running laboratories on film languages at various institutes of higher learning and making short films with the students which have participated at various specialized festivals.

Filmography:
Decroux e il mimo corporeo (doc., 2003), La Passione suessana (doc., 2004), L’ultima Treves (doc., 2007), Corde (doc., 2009), Napoli 24 (coregia/codirectors aa.vv., ep. Porta Capuana, doc., 2010), La seconda natura (doc., 2012), Porta Capuana. La frontiera fluida (doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Marcello Sannino
fotografia/cinematography
Marcello Sannino, Sebastiano Mazzillo, Federico Herman
montaggio/film editing
Alessandra Carchedi
musica/music
Riccardo Veno
suono/sound
Davide Mastropaolo, Renato Fiorito, Marcello Anselmo
produttore/producer
Antonella Di Nocera
produzione/production
Parallelo41

**
contatti/contacts
Parallelo41
Antonella Di Nocera
[email protected]
www.parallelo41produzioni.com

Director statement Read more

“The objective of the movie is to film disorientation […]. Thus, I intend to structure [it] by studying the interweaving of the political and sentimental problems which indelibly mark the places where we live and our times. We will fluidly enter and exit the chosen dimensions, we will follow the people and, with them, we will discover their way of experiencing Porta Capuana, of experiencing the world, memories of the past for some, new hopes for others, futuristic projects, everyday life. Not to demonstrate theses but to suggest emotions.”