Films by students

 

A bald man...  one day he too will have hair!

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Original title:                                                                                 Un uomo pelato... un giorno anche lui avrà i capelli!

48’. digital, colour, 2004
 
Husband and wife, he a white man, she coloured girl, is arguing while going to his mother’s with their son. In the countryside the car breaks down, forcing them to look for a telephone to ask for help when they discover that their cell phone is not functioning for lack of field. Nearby there is a refugee camp from the former Yugoslavia and they succeed in phoning. Urgency makes them cross the threshold of a world that they would never otherwise dream of knowing.
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a film by

Valentina Corni, Gaia Fasso, Dario Ingrami, Lorenzo Massa, Fabio Merelli, Silvia Tagliasacchi, Gaetano Speciale

  

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ILIR

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Original title:                                                                                 ILIR

60’.00", digital, colour, 2003

Ilir is Albanian. He finally has a small house, a stable job and his documents in order. He does not have a woman but however much he tries to minimise himself he clashes with a reality that does not accept him. Then, the right meeting that makes him understand all his errors.

 

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a film by

Alessandro Bianco, Giacomo Botter, Michele Cotelli, Michela De Falco, Rossana Ghillino, Chiara Giannini, Walter Uliano Pistelli, Luca Vullo

 

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Cheerful but not too much

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Original title:  "Allegro, ma non troppo" 

29’.00", digital, colour, 2003

Hospitality can be defined in many languages, but in any case has to do with gentleness and sensitivity. Ouissal learns this at her own expense. A frivolous, well-off Tunisian student who learned to appreciate the tender attentions of her friends after having clashed with the officials of the Immigration Office at the Bologna police headquarters. 

 

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a film by

Massimiliano Bartolini, Alessandro Bonon, Aurora Corradini, Elena Ferri, Simona Manfredi, Gianluca Marcon, Ouissal Mejrï, Lenny Pisano

 

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No Go Areas

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18’24”, digital, colour, 2002

Life runs smoothly at the second welcoming premises in via Stalingrado in Bologna in the routine of the work of the adults and the games of the children. Through the eyes of the smallest, we discover the harshness of the place and the intimacy of the souls who live there. A «No go Area» that fortunately today no longer exists.
 
 
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Riccardo Basile, Laura Biagiotti, Vincenzo Caruso, Andrea Delli Fiori, Cristina Piccinini, Fabio, Sotgiu, Natascha Wilms

 
 
 
 
 

 

   


Chaw

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24'26", digital, colour, 2002

Chaw is what Europe is called in Senegalese slang. We discover what the word means through the experiences of three friends, an Angolan, a Senegalese and an Albanian who live in the same place where they work, in Bologna.

 

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Alessandro Bianco, Giacomo Botter, Edoardo Colombo, Francesca Montori, Walter Uliano Pistelli, Ada Reggio

 

 

 

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My name is Jamal

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 Original title:  "Mi chiamo Jamal"

22'26", digital, colour, 2002

Jamal is 17, he is Palestinian, born in Italy and living divided between his family involved in the war and his Bolognese friends. The closeness with one of them makes him understand his “condition at the confines”: no longer Palestinian and not yet Italian, no longer boy, not yet adult.
 
 
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a film by

Giusy Buccheri, Silvia Cantisani, Michele Cotelli, Michela De Falco, Mikkel Garro, Chiara Giannini

 
 
 
 

 

 


Stupid story without glory

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Original title:  "Stupida storia senza gloria"

26'24", digital, colour, 2002

Nothing important happens. Everyone leads their lives tranquilly. A series of fortuitous coincidences produces the rhythm that converts into music the destinies of them all in an enthralling final dance that unites Senegalese, Italians and whoever hears the music of the djambé.
 
 
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a film by
 
Alessandra Brancati, Perla Ciommi, Irene Di Maggio, Paola Ferrara, Vittoria Fiumi, Rossana Ghillino, Laura Valvo, Luca Vullo
 
 
 
 

  

 


Notes on a day in Autumn (Notes for a film about happiness)

Original title:  "Note di un giorno d'Autunno (Appunti per un film sulla felicità)

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54’, digital, colour, 1999

The film is freely inspired by Letters to a young poet by Rainer Maria Rilke; The conception of its script is based upon three stories by Tagore: Indistinct, The Voice, A day, all taken from the Lipìka collection. The theme of the film is Love, as a capacity born, according to Rilke, from Solitude and that the poet describes as the fruit of the distinction, the psychic autonomy, the freedom and the acceptance of the difference of the other: an ideal vision that each understands as aspiration to happiness.

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ImageThe film alternates between fictional scenes and interviews. A mix that puts on scene the research that the students have made for the development of a full-length film project. Hence the subtitle: Notes for a film about happiness. The scenes, each written by a different student describe the theme of the future film, through the setting, the atmosphere of the light, the landscapes, faces, rhythms, and contents of thought. The interviews, instead, as casting rehearsals, offer contents for stories about secondary characters to give to young actors in the area.

 

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a film by

Antonietta Bellafronte, Francesco Cipriani, Marisa Innamorato, Raffaele Mastrovito, Michele Raimondi, Andrea Rutigliano

  

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Out of Time

Original title:  "Fuori dal tempo"

21’00”, digital, colour, 1998

Out of time is Paolo Cassano, a visionary and dynamic entrepreneur from Gioia del Colle in the province of Bari. At the beginning of the XXth century he succeeded in developing an economically winning enterprise, imposing the FIDE Cognac, produced in Puglia and of the highest oenological quality, on the market. Entrepreneurial success did not prevent him at the same time from looking after his workers and their families, providing for their homes, social services, literacy and scholastic instruction of their children out of the expenses of the company, providing high wages and promoting their trade unionism. History did not favour him. Both the low cultural level of the other local and Italian entrepreneurs and unitary politics that for the South meant subordination, even for the most active entrepreneurs, to the interests of the North, made his dream fade away after the peaks of success. An event that worked out between the Unity of Italy and the rise of Fascism, leaving one thinking that all that later took place might not have been inevitable.
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Andrea’s dive

Original title:  "Il tuffo di Andrea"
 
20’00”, digital, colour, 1998
 
Andrea is a youngster who decides to give himself time to think. He goes to find a dear friend of his in the province. Thinking does not help him; he needs to open himself, to confess, to listen to someone else’s answers. What he has to say is not easy to share and puts the friendship between him and his friend to the test.  
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Flowers for the women, flowerets for the Madonnas

Original title:  "Fiori alle donne, fioretti alle Madonne"
 
16’00”, digital, colour, 1998
 

The sympathetic characters of a village all have a problem about love: Cecé, a rough farmer in love in his way with a young African woman; the barber who shows himself to be jaunty and a womaniser but who in reality has a hidden tender heart; Maria who thinks she knows him and would like to love him, even though he does not notice her when she passes by his shop to go and clean the offices of the nearby bank; Sister Marisa who has decided to dedicate to everyone all her unrealised feelings from an unloved childhood. Portraits made in the sketches of a provincial artist.

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