I NOMI DEL SIGNOR SULCIC

by Elisabetta Sgarbi
I NOMI DEL SIGNOR SULCIC - I NOMI DEL SIGNOR SULCIC

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 80'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Irena Ruppel discovers shocking things about her life when she and her friend Ivana visit a remote valley in the Po river delta. And it seems she knows a lot of things about Gabriele, a man who lives in the valley. He welcomes them and, in turn, becomes curious and is baffled by this charming Slovenian woman who doesn’t appear to speak Italian but seems to understand everything that is going on. A  journey through personal and collective memories, with Nazi spies, fascists, Tito’s militia, true and false identities, fathers and children, real or presumed.

Director

Elisabetta Sgarbi

Elisabetta Sgarbi

Elisabetta Sgarbi (Ferrara, Italy, 1965) is the creator and director of the publishing house La nave di Teseo, and also President of Baldini & Castoldi and Oblomov. She created and for twenty years has been the artistic director of the festival La Milanesiana. Since 1999 she has been the director and producer of her films.

Filmography:
Frammenti di una biografia per versi e voce (cm, 1999), Projeto meninos de luz (cm, 2000), (non sempre) merci beaucoup (cm, 2000), La consolazione e la spina dolorosa (cm, 2001), Alladin Flash(-back) (cm, 2001), Belle di notte (mm, 2001), La notte che si sposta - Gianfranco Ferroni (mm, 2002), Rue de Varenne (cm, 2002), Notte senza fine (2004), Due contro una (mm, doc., 2005), NevicheRò (2006), Il pianto della statua (mm, 2007), L’ultima salita - La Via Crucis di Beniamino Simoni (doc., 2009), Deserto Rosa - Luigi Ghirri (doc., 2009), Cosa è l’avanguardia? (doc., 2011), L’invenzione di Ariosto - Tullio Pericoli (doc., 2011), Racconti d’amore (2013), Per soli uomini (2014), Il pesce siluro è innocente (2014), Colpa di comunismo (doc., 2015), La lingua dei furfanti (cm, doc., 2016), L’altrove più vicino. Un viaggio in Slovenia (mm, doc., 2017), I nomi del signor Sulcic (2018).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Elisabetta Sgarbi
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Eugenio Lio, Elisabetta Sgarbi
fotografia/cinematography
Andrés Arce Maldonado
musica/music
Franco Battiato
interpreti/cast
Ivana Pantaleo, Lučka Počkaj, Roberto Herlitzka, Paolo Graziosi, Adalberto Maria Merli, Livio Vasieri, Claudio Magris, Giorgio Pressburger, Elena Radonicich, Gabriele Levada, Claudio Candiani, Giorgio Moretti, Camilla Boneschi, Branko Završan, Tatiana Rojc, Zdracko Duša
produzione/production
Betty Wrong, Rai Cinema

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contatti/contacts
RaiCinema
[email protected]
www.raicinema.rai.it

Director statement

“The movie ends with the line ‘Take away my memory and I’ll never be old.’ It is a verse by a poet from Ferrara, one of my father’s favorites, and I wanted it in the film. Because this is a movie about memory, about the past which resurfaces, about ghosts – only slightly immaterial – which surprise the present of a man who, unaware, lives his normal life. But it is also a movie which celebrates the audacity of living, of being able to say no to the accumulations of the past and of history. Sometimes, a liberating gesture is a gesture of liberty.”

Synopsis Learn more

Irena Ruppel discovers shocking things about her life when she and her friend Ivana visit a remote valley in the Po river delta. And it seems she knows a lot of things about Gabriele, a man who lives in the valley. He welcomes them and, in turn, becomes curious and is baffled by this charming Slovenian woman who doesn’t appear to speak Italian but seems to understand everything that is going on. A  journey through personal and collective memories, with Nazi spies, fascists, Tito’s militia, true and false identities, fathers and children, real or presumed.

Director All about direction

Elisabetta Sgarbi

Elisabetta Sgarbi

Elisabetta Sgarbi (Ferrara, Italy, 1965) is the creator and director of the publishing house La nave di Teseo, and also President of Baldini & Castoldi and Oblomov. She created and for twenty years has been the artistic director of the festival La Milanesiana. Since 1999 she has been the director and producer of her films.

Filmography:
Frammenti di una biografia per versi e voce (cm, 1999), Projeto meninos de luz (cm, 2000), (non sempre) merci beaucoup (cm, 2000), La consolazione e la spina dolorosa (cm, 2001), Alladin Flash(-back) (cm, 2001), Belle di notte (mm, 2001), La notte che si sposta - Gianfranco Ferroni (mm, 2002), Rue de Varenne (cm, 2002), Notte senza fine (2004), Due contro una (mm, doc., 2005), NevicheRò (2006), Il pianto della statua (mm, 2007), L’ultima salita - La Via Crucis di Beniamino Simoni (doc., 2009), Deserto Rosa - Luigi Ghirri (doc., 2009), Cosa è l’avanguardia? (doc., 2011), L’invenzione di Ariosto - Tullio Pericoli (doc., 2011), Racconti d’amore (2013), Per soli uomini (2014), Il pesce siluro è innocente (2014), Colpa di comunismo (doc., 2015), La lingua dei furfanti (cm, doc., 2016), L’altrove più vicino. Un viaggio in Slovenia (mm, doc., 2017), I nomi del signor Sulcic (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Elisabetta Sgarbi
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Eugenio Lio, Elisabetta Sgarbi
fotografia/cinematography
Andrés Arce Maldonado
musica/music
Franco Battiato
interpreti/cast
Ivana Pantaleo, Lučka Počkaj, Roberto Herlitzka, Paolo Graziosi, Adalberto Maria Merli, Livio Vasieri, Claudio Magris, Giorgio Pressburger, Elena Radonicich, Gabriele Levada, Claudio Candiani, Giorgio Moretti, Camilla Boneschi, Branko Završan, Tatiana Rojc, Zdracko Duša
produzione/production
Betty Wrong, Rai Cinema

**
contatti/contacts
RaiCinema
[email protected]
www.raicinema.rai.it

Director statement Read more

“The movie ends with the line ‘Take away my memory and I’ll never be old.’ It is a verse by a poet from Ferrara, one of my father’s favorites, and I wanted it in the film. Because this is a movie about memory, about the past which resurfaces, about ghosts – only slightly immaterial – which surprise the present of a man who, unaware, lives his normal life. But it is also a movie which celebrates the audacity of living, of being able to say no to the accumulations of the past and of history. Sometimes, a liberating gesture is a gesture of liberty.”