Giancarlo Santi: facevo er cinema

Country: Italy
Year: 2005
Duration: 80

Giancarlo Santi, a sixty-something Roman director, leaves his home early in the morning and walks to Tufello, where he is joined by a small film troupe that has come to interview him about his life and film career. Against this backdrop of deserted Rome, which also represents the desert of contemporary Italian cinema, Giancarlo tells his interviewers anecdotes that cover 50 years of Italian cinema history. He even gets angry with Quentin Tarantino, who used the music from Santi's film Il grande duello (Hell's Fighters, 1972) in his film Kill Bill without even contacting him.


"Many authors of Italian cinema who were active, particularly during the 1970s, within a productive system that had fairly carefree underhand dealings, gave impulse to a new, bold but also creative and bizarre way of making popular cinema - they were mercilessly forgotten […]. Amongst these 'forgotten directors of Italian cinema of the 1970s, Giancarlo Santi deserves a front-row seat." (A.G. Mancino)


film director

Anton Giulio Mancino

Anton Giulio Mancino, journalist, film critic, university professor of the Film History and Criticism Semiotics, collaborates with “La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno,” “Diario,” “Cineforum,” “Cinecritica” and “Film TV.” He has written numerous books and has collaborated with Treccani on the Encyclopedia of Cinema and with Einaudi on the three volumes dedicated to directors of the World History of Cinema. From 2001 to 2004 he was a member of the selecting committee of the Settimana Internazionale della Critica of the Mostra di Venezia. In 2002 he was a member of the Fipresci Jury at the Festival of Istanbul and in 2004 at the Festival in Torino. Giancarlo Santi: facevo er cinema is his first film.


Giancarlo Santi: facevo er cinema (doc., 2005).