The movie is a journey through the universe of the author Tiziano Sclavi. He filled our day-to-day lives with his stories, his fascinating tales and evocative images, throughout the years of his feverish activity. Until his surprising decision to retire from everything and everyone. This beloved author, truly bashful and utterly mysterious, revealed the visions of his deepest thoughts, making his flirtations with death tangible. Sclavi would take the clichés of horror films, literature and comics, and filter them through his complex consciousness filled with dark places, blunt to the point of hurting himself. Tiziano Sclavi openheartedly shares his memories, the memories of an invisible man. His visions come to life through his words and his evocative animations. The world that inspired him for years (a place that is all but reassuring) alternates on screen with his confessions, recomposing the puzzle of Sclavi’s unprecedented portrait, direct, sincere,
(Bonemerse, Cremona, Italy, 1954) made his directorial debuted in 1979 with the short film Paranaja, followed by No Future (1982), Polsi Sottili (1985), which premiered at the Berlinale Forum, and the documentary Candid Kantor (1986). In 1991, he curated the television program Buzz (co-produced by Italia1 and MTV London). A year later he directed the full-length feature Nero (written by Tiziano Sclavi), and participated to the Venice Film Festival. He went back to television in 1998, directing the series AleX, indagini su mondi segreti. He has always been a fan of comic books, making several documentaries on the world of comics, like Nuvole parlanti, Graphic Reporter, Come Tex nessuno mai, and the documentary mini-series I fumetti e noi. In 2014 his documentary Nessuno siamo perfetti on famous Italian artist and comic book author Tiziano Sclavi was selected at the Torino Film Festival. He then realized other projects which focus on Italia comic book authors, such as Cercando Valentina - Il mondo di Guido Crepax (2019), selected at Venice Days, and Diabolik sono io (2020).
Paranaja (cm, 1979), No Future (cm, 1982), Polsi sottili (mm, 1985), Candid Kantor (doc., 1986), Helena (1987), Frammenti d’amore (1989), Nero (1992), AleX, indagini su mondi segreti (serie tv, 1998), Un angolo di mondo (2000), Nuvole parlanti (doc., 2006), Un mondo cantato (2007), Così lontani, così vicini (doc., 2008), Graphic Reporter (doc., 2009), Come Tex nessuno mai (doc., 2012), Nessuno siamo perfetti (2014), Bianca, la folle illusione (cm, 2015), cinque moNdi (doc., 2016), Cercando Valentina - Il mondo di Guido Crepax (doc., 2019), Diabolik sono io (doc., 2020).
Silvia Di Domenico
Tiziano Sclavi, Dario Argento, Mauro Marcheselli, Thony, Bianca Pitzorno, Walter de Silva, Giovanni Soldini, Grazia Nidasio, Flavio Parenti