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Tunis: Jobs in Film-making

Jobs in film-making will be the protagonists of the second edition of “Film-Making” to be held in Tunis from 2 to 6 October at the Cinémathèque Tunisienne. The initiative, promoted by the Farnesina, aims at promoting quality Italian cinema production abroad, with the support of the diplomatic-consular network and the Italian Cultural Institutes.

The fil rouge of “Film-Making” 2019 in Tunis is precisely the presentation of films whose technical and artistic cast are students and teachers of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. The testimonials and protagonists of various masterclasses who will alternate with the screening of the various films are: Roberto Perpignani, award-winning historical editor of the films by the Taviani brothers, teacher of film-editing at the Center; Enrica Barbano, costume designer and teacher, member of the Association of Scenographers, Costume Designers and Interior Designers ( ASC), who has worked in international cinema and television productions; Costanza Quatriglio, one of the most promising directors on the Italian scene.

These guests will tell their Tunisian students and colleagues about their experience and about their job made of passion, creativity and great technical skills.

The program will begin with the screening of “Saremo giovani e bellissimi” (We will be young and beautiful), the first film by Letizia Lamartire, a former student of the film direction course, which in 2018 was the only Italian film included in the Critics’ Week, at the Venice Film Festival. “La ragazza del mondo” (The girl of the world) is instead the first work by Marco Danieli, a former student of the film direction course and current professor of film direction. This film, starring Michele Riondino and Sara Serraiocco, has received numerous awards, including the Lizzani prize in Venice in 2016 and the David di Donatello in 2017. Next is a film about the life of Mia Martini, “Sono Mia” (I m Mia) by Riccardo Donna. “Ricordi?” (Remember?) is the second work by Valerio Mieli, a former student of the film direction course. The protagonist of the film is Luca Marinelli, who recently was awarded the Venice Volpi Cup for Martin Eden. “Sembra mio figlio” (He could be my son) by Costanza Quatriglio is one of the most internationally renowned films of recent Italian cinema. It is a story about an Afghan immigrant in Italy who returns to his homeland in search of his mother. Alba Rohwacher, a former student of the acting course is an actress who is greatly appreciated by the public and by the critics, is the protagonist of “Troppa Grazia” (Way too much) (2018) by Gianni Zanasi, which was also screened at Cannes. “Una questione privata” (A private matter), drawn from Beppe Fenoglio’s famous novel, is the latest film directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani in 2017. As with many other Taviani films, the editor is Roberto Perpignani. The last film of the cycle is “Un giorno all’improvviso” (Suddenly, one day…) by Ciro D’Emilio (2018) was shot in sync sound thanks to Denny De Angelis, former student of sound engineering. The protagonist, Giampiero De Concilio won the NuovoImaie award in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival.