March. From a terrace overlooking the Ligurian Sea, Maria Cristina films a body which floats just twenty meters from the seashore. The man appears to be dead or dying. Despite the high tide, someone dives in amidst the crashing waves in an attempot to bring bhim to shore.
regia/director guido tortorella
LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL
March. From a terrace overlooking the Ligurian Sea, Maria Cristina films a body which floats just twenty meters from the seashore. The man appears to be dead or dying. Despite the high tide, someone dives in amidst the crashing waves in an attempot to bring him to shore. Asking for information to the people rushing to the promenade, Maria Cristina realizes that this “someone” could be her son…
After taking his classical diploma in secondary school he is currently studying modern literature at the Statale University in Milan. In January 2002 he worked for the first time as assistant director in Arthur Miller’s theatre play “Erano tutti miei figli” (All my Sons), with Umberto Orsini in the lead, directed by Cesare Lievi. In the following years, he has worked in a number of drama and opera productions, among which wagner’s “Siegfried” for the Massimo Bellini theatre in Catania, directed by C. Lievi, scenes by M. Balò, and Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, produced by the Staatsteather of Wiesbaden, Germany. At the same time, he was writing critical reviews for specialized magazines like Sipario. In 2003 he directed his first theatre play, based on a J.P.Sartre piece, “A porte chiuse”, and in 2004 he wrote and directed the play “Vittime di illusioni”. In September 2004 he enrols to the yearly “Filmmaker” course of the film, Tv and new media school in Milan, where he was able to develop his first short film “Hang over”, while he was also editing the film of his theatre play “Vittime di illusioni” and making the video for the Fall/Winter 05/06 Youn Hye Jin fashion collection. His second short film, “Bere il mare” won the Lucania Film Festival 2005 and was finalist at the Genoa and Milan Film Festivals 2005.
2005 Hang Over (corto, short); Bere il mare (corto, short); Quello che penso di te (corto, short)