Country: Italy
Year: 1987
Duration: 30'


These are micro stories that are at the same time the monologues, the acts of indifference, the dreams, the desires, and the obsessions that circulate on the inside of a prison, the usual place for the lives of the protagonists. The film was shot in twenty five hours inside of the Fifth Wing of the New Turin Prisons.

Biography

film director

Mimmo Calopresti

Mimmo Calopresti (Polistena, Reggio Calabria; 1955) is a director and screenwriter. His films have been presented at numerous national and international festivals, including those in Salsomaggiore, Montbéliard, Munich, Stuttgart, Turin, Barcelona, Madrid, Florence, Ferrara, and Cannes. He wrote a screenplay that won the 1994 Solinas award, which he used in the making of his first feature film, La seconda volta.

FILMOGRAFIA

A proposito di sbavature (video, 1985), Ripresi (cm, 1987), Fratelli minori (cm, 1987), Paolo ha un lavoro (doc., 1991), Paco e Francesca (doc., 1992), Remzjia (doc., 1992), 1943 La scelta (doc., 1994), 43-45 Pace e libertà (doc., 1994), Alla Fiat era così (doc., 1990), La seconda volta (1994), La parola amore esiste (1998), Tutto era la Fiat (doc., 1999), Preferisco il rumore del mare (1999), La felicità non costa niente (2002), Una bellissima bambina (cm, 2004), Dov’è Auschwitz (doc., 2005).

Claudio Paletto

Claudio Paletto (Turin, 1954) co-directed several videos with Mimmo Calopresti which appeared in the most important European film reviews in the 1980s. He then made short documentary films on social themes. He won the "Images of Reality" award at the 1990 Milan Filmmaker Festival and the 1993 Italian Space prize at the 1993 Torino Film Festival. In 1995 he won a grant for working on a screenplay written with Heidrun Schleef. Since 1997 he has worked with Richi Ferrero's Gran Teatro Urbano, with whom he has created images for urban installations and non-traditional museum exhibitions.

FILMOGRAFIA

Falso agosto (1987), Bordi taglienti (1989), Do It (1989), La musica degli angeli (1990), Spezzoni (1990), Songs & Images (1991), Shabab (1991), Alla fine del millennio (1991), Lo rifarei domani (1992), Spider (1992), Massimo rispetto (1993), Milano, 25 aprile 1994 (1994), All'incontrario (1994), Agar (1994), Italie: Domandez le sondage! (1995), Dentro… l'arcobaleno (1995), Filo rosso (1996), Ladri di emozioni (1999), Forte suggestione (2000), Zona 18, Limon - Guatemala (2000).

Cast

& Credits

Director and screenplay: Mimmo Calopresti, Claudio Paletto.
Ideazione e realizzazione: Federico Alfieri, Pé Calopresti, Mimmo Calopresti, Paolo Carnaglia, Francesco D'Ursi, Peter Freeman, Gianfranco Mattacchini, Claudio Paletto, Robertino Rosso, Sergio Segio, Paolo Zambianchi.
Director of photography: Pé Calopresti, Elena Filippini.
Music: J. Cale, Dumont.
Sound: Claudio Boggio.
Editor: Giorgio Visciglia.
Cast: Carla Chiarelli.
Production company: West Front Video, via Plana 1, 10123 Torino, Italy.
Italian distribution: Indigena, via Orti 16, 20122 Milano, Italy.
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