16° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
Davide Ferrario: The Documentaries

SUL QUARANTACINQUESIMO PARALLELO

THE FORTY-FIFTH PARALLEL

Country: Italy
Year: 1997
Duration: 50'


1997. While Giovanni Ferretti and Massimo Zamboni of the CSI travel through Mongolia, on the other side of the same parallel ("half way between the North Pole and the Equater"), Ferrario is traveling through the Po Valley with a Mongolian's perspective. A film without a story, but not without a very precise meaning, with extraordinary images and atmospheres, underscored by music from the CSI's latest album, which would soon become an enormous success.

Biography

film director

Davide Ferrario

(Casalmaggiore, Cremona, Italy, 1956) graduated in Anglo-American literature. In the beginning of the 1980s he works with different cinema magazines and organizes film festivals and events. He is the author of many essays on cinema, of novels and several screenplays. He has directed short films and documentaries, and, among the long feature films, we would like to mention La fine della notte, Tutti giù per terra, based on the novel by Giuseppe Culicchia, and Guardami, screened in Venice in 1999. His novel Fade to Black, with fiction figure of Orson Welles, has been translated in many languages and in 2006 became an Oliver Parker’s film production of the same title. He partecipated at the Torino Film Festival with several titles, among which Materiale resistente (1995), codirected with Guido Chiesa, Sexx (2016), and Cento anni (2017). In 2020 he presented at the Festival the documentary feature Nuovo cinema paralitico (2020).

FILMOGRAFIA

Non date da mangiare agli animali (cm, 1987), La fine della notte (1989), Lontano da Roma (doc, 1991), Anime fiammeggianti (1994), A Rimini (cm, 1995), Il figlio di Zelig (cm, 1995), Materiale resistente (co-regia Guido Chiesa, doc, 1995), Confidential Report (doc, 1996), Estate in città (cm, 1996), Partigiani (doc, 1997), Tutti giù per terra (1997), Figli di Annibale (1998), Sul quarantacinquesimo parallelo (doc, 1998), Guardami (1999), Comunisti (doc, 1999), Linea di confine (doc, 2000), La rabbia (doc, 2000), Le strade di Genova (doc, 2001), Fine amore: mai (doc, 2002), I Tigi a Gibellina (doc, 2002), Mondonuovo (doc, 2003), Dopo mezzanotte (2003), Se devo essere sincera (2004), La strada di Levi (doc, 2006), Tutta colpa di Giuda (2009), Piazza Garibaldi (doc, 2012), La luna su Torino (2014), La zuppa del demonio (doc, 2014), Accademia Carrara: il museo riscoperto (doc, 2015), Sexxx (doc., 2016), Cento anni (doc., 2017), Nuovo cinema paralitico (docufilm, 2020), Blood on the Crown (2021).

Cast

& Credits

Director: Davide Ferrario.
Director of photography: Marco Preti (Mongolia), Massimiliano Trevis (Italia).
Editor: Claudio Cormio.
Music: CSI da Tabula Rasa Elettrificata.
Production company: Maurizio Totti, Franca Bertagnolli - Colorado Film, via Monteleone 3, 20100 Milano, Italy, tel. +39-2-48010286, fax +39-2-48010271.
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