Guest 2017

 

KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI

He is a Polish film maker, screenwriter and film producer. Son of an engineer of distant Italian origin, he studied physics in Warsaw, and then philosophy in Cracow. In 1966, he graduated from the School of Cinema in Łódź. He began his film career in 1969 and he produced more than 30 film. He received the award for best direction at Cannes in 1980, with the film “La costante”, the Golden Lion in Venice in 1984 with the film “L’anno del sole quieto”, the Golden Leopard in 1973 at Festival of Locarno for “Illuminacjia”. The individual morality, the ultimate meaning of existence and the boundaries of human knowledge are the fundamental issues of his artistic work. He is the director of the Polish Film Studio TOR, and professor of Cinema at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Besides his mother tongue, he can speak fluently English, Italian, French, Russian and German.
 

 

ADRIANO DE SANTIS

Versatile figure: composer, film director, producer, for cinema and theatre. At the age of 9, he is admitted to the Conservatory of Music Santa Cecilia in Rome, where then he graduates as composer and pianist. He has composed the soundtrack for several Italian movies, collaborating, among others, with Giancarlo Giannini, Lina Wertmuller, Citto Maselli. He has directed several theatre productions such as “Himmelveg” of Juan Mayorga, the theatre opening of Coniglio bianco/coniglio rosso, by Nassim Soleimanpour. He has been the director of the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema del Centro sperimentale di cinematografia, where he has been teaching since 1992. Now he works as acting tutor in the acting Course. In this occasion, he had the chance to develop innovated techniques regarding the training of the actors (micromimics and close ups). These techniques are introduced during workshops and seminars in the main schools of cinema and theatres around the world.
 

 

AMOS GITAI

He is an Israeli filmmaker, screenwriter, actor and architect. He begins producing mostly documentaries for Israeli television, which cause him troubles because of his openly critical view of Arabic occupation and Israeli militarist policy. For his reason, he will move first to the Usa and then to Paris. During the War of Kippur, he miraculously survives when his helicopter is knocked down by a Syrian rocket. In 2000, 27 years after the beginning of that War, the movie “Kippur” comes out. His film production ranges from imagination to documentarism. Since the early Seventies, he has been the author of many short film, before directing his first full-length film, , Esther (1985). In 2002 he received the award Roberto Rossellini. In 2003 the Pompidou Centre in Paris dedicated him a full retrospective, while in 2008 he has been awarded the Pardo d’onore at the Festival of Locarno.
 

 

ARMANDO MARIA TROTTA

He is a screenwriter, playwright and cinematographer. Since 2014, he has been working with the General Direction for Cinema at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. He is in charge of reading and editing evaluation reports regarding the scripts running for the competition announcement, eligible for state subsidy for the recognition of “Cultural Interest ” of the work. He works as scriptwriter tutor at Scuola Nazionale di Cinema of Centro Sperimentale di cinematografia in Rome, where in 2013- 2014 he attended the foundation scriptwriting course and then the Master in Scriptwriting and Audiovisual Production of Sapienza University in Rome. He graduated with laude in ‘Beni artistici, teatrali, cinematografici e dei nuovi media’ at the faculty of Literature and Philosophy, University of Parma. Ha has adapted several short film and he is currently working at the script of feature film in production right now.
 

 

DAVID ORLANDELLI

He is a storyboard artist, concept designer and cartoonist. He began as cartoonist and illustrator in Milan, where he studied at the School of Comics. He comes back in Rome, his own town, after diploma and he begins to work with well-known animation studios for movies, tv shows, cartoons. He has realized storyboard and concept design for International and Italian film production such as “Diaz”, of  Daniele Vicari, “Habemus Papam”, of Nanni Moretti, e international productions such as “The Tourist” with Johnny Depp, “Il mercante di Venezia” with Al Pacino and the “Casanova” by Lasse Hallstrom. Furthermore, he is the author of storyboard and lay-out of well-known advertising campaigns. Already professor at the School of Comics in Rome, at the Film School Gian Maria Volontè and at the School of Cinema Selvaggi, now he works as storyboard tutor at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.
 

 

DAVIDE VIZZINI

He is a television and cinema editor. He has recently realized with ad Alessio Franco the editing of “La ragazza del mondo” – that won David di Donatello as best first work 2017. It was in 2016 that he won a prize for “Piuma”, directed by Roan Johnson, in competition last year in Venice. For Rai he made the film editing of the TV series “Zio Gianni”. During university, he decided that cinema would have become his work in Padova, his own town, thanks to the meeting with Professor Piero Brunetta, historian and cinematographer, and thanks to the seminars with Mario Brenta, filmmaker and director of photography. He has been living in Rome for thirteen years now. After a degree in Literature, he arrived to the Capital city to attend the editing course at Centro sperimentale di cinematografia (CSC), where he later graduated. Cooking is one of his great passions as well: « Editing is like a recipe: it’s all about the ingredients».
 

 

VITO MANCUSI

He is a theatre, screen actor and director. He is an acting professor at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and at the Permanent Theatre Workshop, Toscana Region. Since 2001 he has been giving classes and holding theatre workshops for adults and high school students. He artistically shaped with the theatre company Teatrogruppo in Rome, scholar of Lino Capolicchio. From 1995 to 2015 he plays the role of main character and co-star in more than 40 theatre shows. The debut in the film industry dates back to 2002 with the film “Ultimo stadio”, directed by Ivano De Matteo, with Valerio Mastandrea and Franco Nero. His first direction was signed with the show “Uomo.0”, Teatro dei Vari. The following year he put on the stage with Teatro degli Astrusi, “Macbetik”, freely inspired by W. Shakespeare’s Macbeth , and in 2002 “Frida”, a drama show dedidated to Frida Khalo.

 

MIRIAM CANDURRO 

Miriam was born and lives in Naples, where she earned high school diploma at the Classical High School Giuseppe Garibaldi in Naples, and where she later got a degree in Classical literature at University of Naples Federico II. In 2004, she made her first appearance as actress with Certi bambini of Andrea and Antonio Frazzi, film that won three David di Donatello. The complex and suffered  role of Caterina earned her the award Domenico Rea, as best debuting actress. Then she took part in several TV series: E poi c’è Filippo, with Neri Marcorè and Giorgio Pasotti, Angela, tv film of Rai 1, with Sabrina Ferilli, Don Matteo 5, La squadra 7, L’inchiesta. In 2007 she played the main role in the tv mini-series Operazione pilota, with Massimo Ranieri and Michelle Bonev, on Rai 1. In 2008 she came back on the small screen  with the successful  tv series Capri, and on the big screen with the comedy La seconda volta non si scorda mai and with the Italian-American film  The Eternal City. In 2010 she acted  in Capri 3. On March 12, 2012 she made her debut in the soap opera of Rai 3 Un posto al sole, in the role of Serena Cirillo.

 

MASSIMO SCAGLIONE

He was born in Acri, but in 1975 he moves to Rome. In the capital he graduates in scenic design at Rome University of Fine Arts. He gets a Master’s degree at Ucla in Los Angeles. He was a Rodolfo Sonego’s scholar whose curates direction, screenplay and scenic design for many of his works. He begins directing Angeli a Sud in 1992 and this film allows him to be nominated for David di Donatello in 1992 as the best debuting director; in the cast famous actors as Paco Reconti, Viviana Natale, Nathalie Caldonazzo, Ottavia Piccolo. From 1999 to 2003 he was responsible for the audiovisual archives of image and communication department in the City of Rome. In 2012 the film La moglie del sarto with Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Marta Gastini, Alessio Vassallo and others is shown for the first time. The film directed by Massimo Scaglione debutes in film exhibitors on May 15, 2014.In 2013 Massimo Scaglione receives the price “Cittadino Illustre”, an honour conferred to prominent people in the field of culture and business community. The plaque is delivered from the Culture Commission of the City of Potenza. In 2016 he directs the film Il mondo di mezzo with Matteo Branciamore, Laura Forgia, Tony Sperandeo, Nathalie Caldonazzo, Massimo Bonetti and others. Furthermore he directs Alarico il re di tutti-Cosenza 410 and Figli randagi with Laura Forgia