RIVIERA 91 “The woman sees episodes of daily life. Between her screen onto the
Naples. An old woman looks out the window of her apartment in
the direction of Mount Vesuvius and Capri but her view is blocked
by the artificial barrier of the city, construction sites and traffic.
In the meantime, down on the street, grotesque scenes of everyday life
are taking place: a slightly deranged man defecates behind a car, a girl
masturbates her boyfriend on a park bench. Workers at a construction
site shift the reflection to various vintage photos of the buildings and
streets of Naples in the early twentieth century. The elderly woman
seems to accept the changes and the squalor of modern life with
world and the interior of her apartment, the plot progressively takes
form as a unitary fabric. Naples, like few other places in the world,
knows how to enchant the present with the signs of the past. Riviera 91
is the first short story, the first modern fairy tale of Mediterranean cities.
Marseille is next in line.”
“The woman sees episodes of daily life. Between her screen onto the
Gabriele di Munzio
Gabriele di Munzio (Naples, Italy, 1972) studied photography and film editing in London from 1993 to 1995, and developed an interest in theater thanks to a number of seminars held at the Peter Brook and Eugenio Barba research centers and at Teatro Valdoca. In 2001, he started making several documentaries in the Poitou-Charentes region, and he moved on to video-theater shorts in 2005. He created the association Cantine1901 in 2007, which produced his short Riviera 91, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2009 Torino Film Festival. Two years later, he received the same award for Occhio di vetro cuore non dorme (2011). He then returned to the Torino Film Festival with Corpo familiare in 2014, and with TanjaTales in 2016.
Riviera 91 (cm, 2009), Papillon distrait (cm, 2010), Occhio di vetro cuore non dorme (cm, 2011), Corpo familiare (cm, 2014), TanjaTales (cm, 2016), Racconto di cenere e lapilli (2017).
Gabriele di Munzio
Gabriele di Munzio,