PROCESSO A CATERINA ROSS

by Gabriella Rosaleva
PROCESSO A CATERINA ROSS - PROCESSO A CATERINA ROSS

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 1982

Length: 79'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

The text of the film reproduces exactly the records of the trial that took place in Poschiavo-Brusio (Swiss Confederation) in 1697 against Caterina Ross, a thirty-two-years-old farmer, of reformed religion, daughter and niece of the “strie” and accused of witchcraft herself. The trial was shot in an abandoned industrial shed close to a railway station. The part of the prosecution’s witnesses was shot on the outside, in the mountains.
Processo a Caterina Ross, Gabriella Rosaleva’s first feature film, was premiered in 1982 during the 1st Festival internazionale Cinema Giovani (Opere Prime section).
The digital restoration of the film was carried out by Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Cineteca Nazionale - Archivio Nazionale Cinema d’Impresa) in 2018 and it was supported by Equilibra.

Director

Gabriella Rosaleva

Gabriella Rosaleva

Gabriella Rosaleva (Besozzo, Varese, Italy, 1942) lives and works in Varese. The interest for painting was, for her, the first step towards cinema. In 1977 she enrolls in the cinema school in Milan. Processo a Caterina Ross (1982) is her debut feature.


Filmography:
Una Maria del ’23 (cm, 1979), Appunti per una leggenda sarda (cm, 1980), Trilogia (Cornelia, L’isola Virginia, La borsetta scarlatta, cm, 1980-1981), Processo a Caterina Ross (1982), I luoghi del rito: tre chiese a Torino (doc., 1983), Prima del futuro (coregia/codirectors Fabrizio Caleffi, Ettore Pasculli, 1985), La sposa di San Paolo (1990), Viaggio a Stoccolma (cm, 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Gabriella Rosaleva
assistente alla regia/assistant director
Giovanni Barbieri
fotografia/cinematography
Renato Tafuri
montaggio/film editing
Anna Napoli
suono/sound
Hubert Myhius, Pippo Ghezzi
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Daniela Morelli (Caterina Ross), Massimo Sacilotto (voce del podestà/voice of podestà)
produttori/producers
Mariella Meucci, Emanuela Piovano
produzione/production
S.A.S Cinema Varese

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contatti/contacts
Museo Nazionale del Cinema - Cineteca
Claudia Gianetto
[email protected]
www.museocinema.it

Director statement

“I make cinema because I love painting. The sign, the colour, the balance of the shapes are essential in my life. I love painting. Cinema thrills me, seduces me and raises me to life.”

Synopsis Learn more

The text of the film reproduces exactly the records of the trial that took place in Poschiavo-Brusio (Swiss Confederation) in 1697 against Caterina Ross, a thirty-two-years-old farmer, of reformed religion, daughter and niece of the “strie” and accused of witchcraft herself. The trial was shot in an abandoned industrial shed close to a railway station. The part of the prosecution’s witnesses was shot on the outside, in the mountains.
Processo a Caterina Ross, Gabriella Rosaleva’s first feature film, was premiered in 1982 during the 1st Festival internazionale Cinema Giovani (Opere Prime section).
The digital restoration of the film was carried out by Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Cineteca Nazionale - Archivio Nazionale Cinema d’Impresa) in 2018 and it was supported by Equilibra.

Director All about direction

Gabriella Rosaleva

Gabriella Rosaleva

Gabriella Rosaleva (Besozzo, Varese, Italy, 1942) lives and works in Varese. The interest for painting was, for her, the first step towards cinema. In 1977 she enrolls in the cinema school in Milan. Processo a Caterina Ross (1982) is her debut feature.


Filmography:
Una Maria del ’23 (cm, 1979), Appunti per una leggenda sarda (cm, 1980), Trilogia (Cornelia, L’isola Virginia, La borsetta scarlatta, cm, 1980-1981), Processo a Caterina Ross (1982), I luoghi del rito: tre chiese a Torino (doc., 1983), Prima del futuro (coregia/codirectors Fabrizio Caleffi, Ettore Pasculli, 1985), La sposa di San Paolo (1990), Viaggio a Stoccolma (cm, 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Gabriella Rosaleva
assistente alla regia/assistant director
Giovanni Barbieri
fotografia/cinematography
Renato Tafuri
montaggio/film editing
Anna Napoli
suono/sound
Hubert Myhius, Pippo Ghezzi
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Daniela Morelli (Caterina Ross), Massimo Sacilotto (voce del podestà/voice of podestà)
produttori/producers
Mariella Meucci, Emanuela Piovano
produzione/production
S.A.S Cinema Varese

**
contatti/contacts
Museo Nazionale del Cinema - Cineteca
Claudia Gianetto
[email protected]
www.museocinema.it

Director statement Read more

“I make cinema because I love painting. The sign, the colour, the balance of the shapes are essential in my life. I love painting. Cinema thrills me, seduces me and raises me to life.”