Undertow of memory drag a father and a son. Two childhoods lived in the same place, in two different eras, very far from each other. Two worlds united by long journeys in time and space, in an attempt to dissipate the fog in which the shadows shake.
Beppe Leonetti (Turin, Italy, 1977) graduated in film editing at the Centro sperimentale di cinematografia in Rome. He has worked as a professional film editor since 2006, collaborating with directors such as Nanni Moretti, Guido Lombardi, Erika Rossi. Among the latest films to which he collaborated Babylon Sisters by Gigi Roccati (2017) and Stories from the Chestnut Wood by Gregor Božič (2019). In 2012 he founded Il Piccolo Cinema in Turin with Carlo Cagnasso and Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio.
Passaggi (cm, 2019)
“Like many of their generation, after their marriage my parents left their home in southern Italy, to look for work in the north, in Turin. But I spent every summer of my childhood in my father’s town of Calabria, in the company of my grandmother. We spent the evening playing cards, she told me stories of all kinds, but above all stories of the people of the town. He talked to me about everyone, but never about my grandfather. Even my father has never talked about him over the years. Passages is a survey on my family, on my father’s sunken memories and on the reason for this silence around Peppino’s figure, but also tries to investigate the distance between two generations. Passages thus evokes, through the memories of the same place in comparison, the passing of a baton from one generation to another.”
Italia/Italy, 2019, 14’, col.
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