FAMILY “How can I choose from the behavior and affection that I inherit?
A family reunites to retrace its history and those moment which,
from story to story, increasingly resemble legends. After all, that is
what a family is: a collective memory which feeds itself on the fantasies
of each one of its members, creating, in a true mixture of reality and
fiction, an identity which resists the passage of time. In this journey
back through time there are memories which will never surface, those
of escape and abandonment that the family prefers not to talk about.
And what is the true meaning of the patterns, reflections and habits
I see in my father and which, despite myself, I repeat? To understand
where I come from means understanding myself better, and perhaps
freeing myself from part of the ghosts I fight every day.”
“How can I choose from the behavior and affection that I inherit?
François Farellacci, in collaboration with Institutions such as Le Pavillon du Palais de Tokyo, France Culture and Centre Pompidou, has created different works that place themselves inbetween documentary, fiction, video art and photography. He has already presented various shorts and documentaries in Torino: Famille (2009), winner of the AVANTI! award, and L’île des morts (2012). In 2014, in collaboration with Laura Lamanda, he made Lupino, winner of the Solinas award for cinema documentary, selected and awarded in several international festivals amongst which the Filmmaker Festival in Milan (Youth Jury award), the Brive festival (CINE award and Youth Jury award) and Visions du Réel. Since 2015 he is member of the board of Directors of SRF- Société des réalisateurs de films.
L’età forte (coregia/codirector Laura Lamanda, cm, 1998), Volo sulla città (coregia/codirector Laura Lamanda, cm, 1998), Stay (coregia/codirector
Laura Lamanda, cm, 2001), Winterspleen (coregia/codirector Laura Lamanda, cm, 2003), Qui guide qui (coregia/codirector Laura Lamanda, doc., 2003), Resurrezioni (2004), Famille (mm, doc., 2009).