by Mauro Santini
Country: Italy
Year: 2009
Duration: 7'

The night is made of the headlights of a car that reveal a road where
before there was only obscurity. Darkness insinuates itself among the
black branches of the trees that stand out starkly against the sky.
Nighttime encourages travel, in hopes of reaching a haven when
day arrives.

“I have always tried to use shaky shots, unusable leaders or time
dilation of fragments to find testimony of a past that has been lived.
In Notturno, this search continues within the image, penetrating it,
running the pleasurable risk of getting lost inside it.”


film director

Mauro Santini

Mauro Santini (Fano, Pesaro e Urbino, Italy, 1965), since 2000, has been making films without using a screenplay, recording daily life in diary form. This method gave rise to the seriesof Videodiari, first-person visual stories tied to time and memory; one of them, Da lontano, won in 2002 the section Spazio Italia of Torino Film Festival. In 2006, TFF selected Flòr da Baixa for its international feature film competition. In 2012, he took part in the Cinema corsaro project with his medium-length movie Il fiume, a ritroso (Rome Film Festival) and the feature Carmela, salvata dai filibustieri, codirected by Giovanni Maderna (Venice Film Festival, Giornate degli autori). In 2013, he presented Attesa di un’estate at the Locarno Film Festival.


Dove sono stato (cm, 2000), Di ritorno (cm, 2001), Da lontano (cm, 2002), Fermo del tempo (cm, 2003), Flòr da Baixa (cm, 2005), Un jour à Marseille (mm, 2006), Flòr da Baixa (2006), Cosa che fugge (cm, 2008), Notturno (cm, 2009); Carmela, salvata dai filibustieri (coregia/codirector Giovanni Maderna, 2012), Il fiume, a ritroso (mm, 2012), Attesa di un’estate (cm, 2013), Fine d’agosto (cm, 2015), Qualcosa nei passi e nello sguardo (cm, 2018), Giorno di scuola (2018), Vaghe stelle (2018-2019), Le passeggiate (2018-2019).


& Credits

regia, soggetto,
montaggio, suono,
director, story,
film editing, sound,
Mauro Santini
Marco Fagotti