Ho visto mia madre ballare tra le nuvole

“On waking up from a recurring dream, I find myself surrounded by some image that from the dream are an escape to reality …

Regia: Ila Beka
Fotografia: Bata Kawa, Rosario Romagnosi, Anne Rochart
Suono: Ati Kiti
Formato: 35 Mm
Durata: 6’
Produzione: Beka Films – Francesco Pappalardo – via Riccoboni, 3 – 35127 Padova – Italy
Tel. +39 334 3049615 e-mail: fpappa@libero.it

BIOGRAFIA: Filippo Clericuzio (Ila Beka) ha realizzato più di 150 cortometraggi di meno di tre minuti per varie televisioni italiane e straniere, vincendo numerosi premi nazionali e internazionali. Vive e lavora a Parigi.

Filippo Clericuzio (Ila Beka) has produced more than 150 shorts film of less than three minutes long for various Italians and foreigners television companies, he won numerous national and international prices. Lives and work in Paris.


“Al risveglio di un sogno ricorrente, mi ritrovo circondato da alcune immagini che dal sogno son scappate nella realtà. La loro presenza, sempre più tangibile, inizia a rendermi la vita impossibile. Non posso che imprigionarle in qualche metro di celluloide e augurarmi che non si muovano mai più.

“On waking up from a recurring dream, I find myself surrounded by some image that from the dream are an escape to reality. Their presence, always more and more evident, begins to make my life impossible. I can only imprison them in a few meters of celluloid hoping they don’t move anymore.



L’orizzonte degli eventi

A man is looking for his brother in all the places which he could think to find him…

Regia: Giovanni Covini
Sceneggiatura: Giovanni Covini
Fotografia: Roberto Tronconi
Musica: Luigi E. Marcarini
Cast: M. Bottini, A. Ledonne
Formato: Minidv
Durata: 15’
Produzione: Giovanni Covini
email:  giovannicovini@fastwebnet.it

BIOGRAFIA: Giovanni Covini nasce a Milano nel 1968. Ha frequentato il   conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano. E’ diplomato alla Civica Scuola d’Arte   Drammatica “Paolo Grassi” di Milano in regia. Ha frequentato master di   sceneggiatura con Robert Mc Kee, Jean Claude Carrière, Davide Pinardi, Doriana   Leondeff.

Giovanni Covini was born in Milan in 1968. He attended   the Giuseppe Verdi Consevatorium in Milan. Has a diploma in directing from   Civic school of Dramatic Art “Paolo Grassi” in Milan. He participated to a   master in screenplay with Robert MC Kee, Jean Claude Carrièr, Davide Pinardi,   Doriana Leondeff.


Un uomo cerca suo fratello in tutti i luoghi in cui crede   di poterlo trovare. Ma a volte chi ci sta vicino è lontano, molto lontano da   noi…

A man is looking for his brother in all the places which he could think to find him. But sometimes those near, are far away from us…


Cassa veloce

A couple. An attempt to re-conquer. But there is the obstacle of a supermarket express-cashier…

Regia: Francesco Falaschi
Sceneggiatura: F.Falaschi, S.Ruzzante
Fotografia: Patrizio Patrizi
Musica: B.Rondelli, O.Padiglione
Cast: C.Dazzi, V.Binasco, P.Sassanelli
Produzione: Video Factory S.r.l.
Durata: 10′
Formato: 35 mm.

BIOGRAFIA: Francesco Falaschi (Grosseto 1961) è laureato in Storia del Cinema. Condirettore del Festival Storie di Cinema di Grosseto, ha scritto saggi sul cinema e ha realizzato, come regista e sceneggiatore, numerosi corti, video e documentari. Nel 2001 ha esordito nel lungometraggio con  “Emma sono io”.

Francesco  Falaschi (Grosseto 1961) has a degree in Cinema History.  Codirector for the Cinema’s stories in Grosseto, he has written pieces on cinema and has produced, as director and scriptwriter, numerous shorts, video and documentaries. In 2001 he has taken part with long film with “Emma sono io”.



Una coppia. Un tentativo  di riconquista.  Ma c’è l’ostacolo di una cassa “veloce” di un supermercato: riuscirà il nostro eroe, giovane operaio, consigliato da un mendicante dell’est, a riappacificarsi con Claudia, la cassiera?

A couple. An attempt to re-conquer. But there is the obstacle of a supermarket express-cashier: will our hero, young workman, advised from a beggar from the east, be able to make peace with Claudia, the cashier?



Sometimes the solution is in front of you, but you don’t see it…

Regia: Primo Dreossi, Raimondo Della Calce
Sceneggiatura: Primo Dreossi, Raimondo Della Calce
Fotografia: Primo Dreossi
Musica: Gianluca Vacha
Effetti visivi: Raimondo Della Calce
Formato: Betacam Sp
Durata: 9’
Produzione: Raimondo Della Calce, Primo Dreossi, Antonio Calò – via Paolo Anotonini 2/1,
16129 Genova – Italia Tel: +39 010 5955145 e-mail: ray@art5.it www.art5.it

Raimondo della Calce (Salerno 1973) has studied engineering and computer graphics. He edits the graphics and the direction of spots, shorts, video-clips and video-games. Lives in Genoa. Primo Dreossi (Turin 1943) works from 1971 as a photography director for film (Godetti, Sampietri), spot and industrial documentaries.


Sometimes the solution is in front of you, but you don’t see it. But when to the rigorous scientific experiments one adds the events causality, the results can be devastating. The story of a scientist, a bit crazy who manages to achieve his objective, with a little help from fort


Prendimi (e portami via)

Romana, a 13 year old gypsy ends up in Giampiero’s class in a district on the outskirts of Rome, where the boy lives with his parents Alfredo and Luciana…


Regia: Tonino Zangardi
Sceneggiatura: Tonino Zangardi
Fotografia: Marco Onorato
Musica: Emir Kusturica
Cast: R. Lagana’, V. Golino, N. Frassica. C. Botosso, A. Iuoro
Formato: 35 Mm
Durata: 95’
Produzione: Misami Film
Distribuzione: Istituto Luce

Tonino Zangardi is a script player and a director of TV-fiction (“Un altro giorno ancora” 1995, “Ricominciare” 2001), films (“Allullo Drom l’anima zingara” 1993, “L’Ultimo mundial” 2000) and docu-fiction (“Le Saint Marie Del La Mer», “I Battenti di Verdicaro” 2002). He has also directed publicity spot in 2002.

Romana, a 13 years old gypsy ends up in Giampiero’s class in a district on the outskirts of Rome, where the boy lives with his parents Alfredo e Luciana who, like other people in this area try to leave with dignity, coherence and honesty. Luciana is a painter and she is unhappy with her life. Alfredo has a fruit and vegetable shop. Otello spends all his day in the district selling drinks. Italo has a bar and he is a kind of “spiritual guide” in the area. Between Giampiero and Romana, a relation made of gentleness and confidence is developed. One day Otello is robbed while is selling drinks in the Rom’s camp. As revenge, he accuses Romana.
This signals the beginning of a “war” between the Rom and the district that will lead all the inhabitants to start a fire in the Rom’s camp. The tensions do not interfere very much on the relation between Giampiero e Romana until Romana’s father, an alcoholic, looses in a game of cards with Fulberto, an old gypsy. When Fulberto comes to take Romana, he finds her with Giampiero who tries to defend her and ends up being beaten up. All this increases the district’s anger… Time passes, yet Giampiero does not forget Romana. He eventually meets up with her again to find her very much changed, but not defeated.



Cenzo lives in Bussi, near Pescara, in Abruzzo, a little village build on top of a mountain. He is a worker, thirty years in a factory, first level. Then they shut down hi ssection and they throw him out. But what can he do outside?


Regia: Gianluca Maria Tavarelli
Sceneggiatura: Leonardo Fasoli, Gianluca Maria Tavarelli
Fotografia: Roberto Forza
Cast: E. Germano, N. Grimaudo, L. M. Burruano, A. Zagara, M. Catania, R. Planeta
Formato: 35 Mm
Produzione: Domenico Procacci – Fandango
Distribuzione: Fandango

Gianluca M. Tavarelli (Torino, 1964) started with video and super 9. He made two important shorts fiction films: “Dimmi qualcosa di te” (1989) and “Nubi” (1992). He has collaborated in some television programs with films. Portami via (1994), Un amore (1999), Qui non è il Paradiso (2000), Liberi (2003).

Censo lives in Bussi, near Pescara, in Abruzzo, a little village build on top of a mountain. He is a worker, thirty years in a factory, first level. Then they shut down his section and they throw him out. But what can he do outside? What are you if you don’t have your job anymore? Vince is Cenzo’s 20-year-old son who wants to go away to a big city to study and to know the world. His girl friend Elena is twenty years old but she hasn’t any desire to leave the village where she is happy. She wants to get married, have children, and have a house, a job, to stay there. Genny instead is a waitress in Pescara, she is also 20 years old and she would like to see the world. But she can’t go anywhere. As she steps on a train she feels herself dying even if she goes to a party or to a concert. She suffers of panic crisis. Anita, her mother, is a cook in the same restaurant where she works; they take the seasons, summer here, and winter there. Cenzo, Vince, Genny, Anita, Elena, in a summer at the sea, among crowded beaches, premises full, customers to serve, foolish and desperate gesture, quarrels and love affairs, trains that you manage to catch and to miss. In short, as summer is often a special time and sometimes complicated in which we will discover who great it is to be free. Really free, free from ourselves, free from our fears, free from our complex, from our defeats, from the social conventions, free from what we believed and not anymore, from disillusions in short from everything and everyone.


La destinazione

Emilio, a seventeen year old boy from Rimini, enrols in the Carabinieri. During the training couse in Rome he meets Costantino, a young man from Sardinia…


Regia: Piero Sanna
Sceneggiatura: Piero Sanna, Ezio Alberiore, Franco Fraternale
Fotografia: Emilio Della Chiesa
Musica: Mauro Palmas
Cast: R. Magnani, E. Balia, R. Ballore, S. Brotzu, L. Careddu, C. Gungui, S. Mele
Formato: 35 Mm.
Durata: 124’
Produzione: Ipotesi Cinema Sire
Distribuzione: Mikado

Piero Sanna was born in Benetutti (SS) in 1943. He became a Carabiniere in 1962 and today is working for the “Nucleo operativo del Comando Provinciale” in Milan. He has always dedicated his free time to cinema. He graduated from the Scuola Civica di Cinema in Milan in 1975. He has been an active Ermanno Olmi’s “School” since 1976 and has collaborated with Olmi on several occasions. He made a documentary on Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini in 1979, followed another documentary in 1980 about General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa. In 1986 he shot “Costa Smeralda (an island in the island)”, a documentary with a social-cultural background about the problems facing tourism in Sardinia. In 1987 he made “Mascaras”, a film with a anthropological background on the rituals of the “Sardinian masks”, acquired by the education department of Rai. This was followed in 1989 by “Vita di un giorno” (1989), on the preventive service of the Arma dei Carabinieri, and “Chida Santa”, in 1991, a documentary set in the central part of Sardinia, about the rites of Christ Passion during the week before Easter.

Emilio, a seventeen year old boy from Rimini, enrols in the Carabinieri. During the training course in Rome he meets Constantino, a young man from Sardinia. By chance at the end of the course Emilio is stationed in Barbagia, a village in Sardinia. When he arrives to the Coloras’s barracks, he is assigned to the squadron with the task of recognition for preventive reasons. Soon he realises that the inland of Sardinia is a world of its own, anchored to archaic values and rites, to atavistic customs and bad habits.
One day a man gets killed under the eyes of his little son, Efisio. The child recognises a man named Cortes as the murderer of his father. The Carabinieri try to capture Cortes and, at the same time, to convince Efisio’s mother to reveal to the magistrate what she knows. Emilio, also orphan by father, feels affection to the child. At the same time, he meets Giacomina, a girl in the village, with whom, in spite of her initial distrust, he starts a relationship. In the meantime Cortes is captured. At the trial he is found free of charges, because the child is not considered a trustful witness. Emilio is disillusioned with the work done. He falls into a state of depression which affects his relationship with Giacomina. When another serious episode on the Thursday before Easter occurs which troubles him even more, he decides to leave the village for a new assignment.


Io no

Esiodo advised: “When you make a deal with your brother be polite, but make sure to have a witness”. Therefore he considered to be brothers a certain cource of possible misunderstandings, oppressions, overpowering…


Regia: Simona Izzo, Ricky Tognazzi
Sceneggiatura: Simona Izzo, Graziano Diana
Fotografia: Tani Canevari
Musica: Andrea Guerra
Cast: G. Tognazzi, M. Catania, F. Venditti, I. Sastre
Formato: 35 Mm
Durata: 105’
Produzione: Massimo Ferrero – Blu Cinematografica
Distribuzione: 20th Century Fox Italia 

Simona Izzo. She was born in Rome in 1953. She began her carrier in show business as a child working as a dubber. The dubbing will give her the chance to win the Nastro d’Argento in 1990 for the voice of the character interpreted by Jacqueline Bisset in the film “Scene di lotta di classe a Beverly Hills”. Later she begins to perform herself, and she becomes known to the public as an actress. Films she has acted in include: “In camera mia” (1992) directed by Luciano Martino, “Prestazione straordinaria” by Sergio Rubini (1994), “Simpatici e antipatici” by Cristian De Sica (1997). Later she edited the screenplays of numerous films such as “Piccoli equivoci”, “Ultrà”, “La scorta”, “Vite Strozzate” (1995) and “Canone inverso” (2000) by Ricky Tognazzi e “Commedia sexy” (2001) directed by Claudio Bigagli. Her debut as director was with her sister Rossella in 1986, with a Film for Tv, “Parole e baci”. In 1994 she directed “Maniaci sentimentali”, an amusing comedy about marriage that gave her the David of Donatello as the best new director.

Ricky Tognazzi. Born on May 1st 1955, he is the son of artistic parents, the actor Ugo Tognazzi and the english actress Pat O’Hara. He has three younger brothers, born from his father’s other two marriages. Thomas, Gianmarco and MariaSole, all work in the film industry. He is married to Simona Izzo, a well-known dubber; director set designer and actress, with who has produced various films in the last years. As a child he acted in small parts with his father, he then studied first in Great Britain, and then in Italy at Cine-TV and at the DAMS in Bologna. He obtained a diploma at the Sate Institute for cinematography. After finishing his studies, he began to contribute as an assistant director, first with his father and then with other directors such as Nanny Loi, Pupi Avati, Luigi Comencini, Ponzi and Leone.
His first work as director is the film for TV “Fernanda” from 1987, which was part of the series “Piazza Navona”. Later he shoots many other films, and recently also one for television. The most significant works are: 1989 “Piccoli equivoci”, 1990 “Ultrà”, 1993 “La scorta” e nel 2000 “Canone inverso”. He signed the screenplay and directed the TV-film on the life of Papa Giovanni XXIII, in which he also plays a part as Monsignor Radini Tedeschi. He has a very rich filmograhpy as an actor. He began his career besides his father, in “I Mostri” from 1963, in which he played the part of the son in the episode “L’educazione sentimentale”.
As an adult he has acted in films such as “Qualcosa di biondo” from 1984, “La famiglia” from 1987 by Ettore Scola, “Caruso Paskoski di padre polacco” by director and actor Francesco Nuti, “Arrivederci e grazie” both from 1988. In 1993 he played in “Maniaci Sentimentali», directed by his actual wife Simona Izzo. In 2000 he shoots and acts in the film “I giudici – Vittime eccellenti”, and his last work as actor director and scrip-writer is the film for television “Il Papa Buono”. In his career, Ricky Tognazzi has received numerous prices: in 1990 Nastro d’Argento as best beginner director for the film “Piccoli equivoci”, in 1991 David di Donatello as best direction for “Ultrà”, this film has also won the price for best direction at the Filmfest of Berlin. In 1993 he received the price David di Donatello for the best direction in the film “La scorta” and in 2000 the price David Scuola for the film “Canone inverso”.

Esiodo advised: “When you make a deal with your brother be polite, but make sure to have a witness”. Therefore he considered to be brothers a certain source of possible misunderstandings, oppressions, overpowering. Our protagonist, Flavio, is even harder: “A brother is a stranger who was born before or after you”. In his case, he was ten years old when he received from his mother a “present” which was his brother, Francesco. From then on he has to share his live, the family firm, the family, his mother’s heart, the respect of his father and, why not, also women….
Francesco is thirty years old and is an impertinent single. He cannot stand the world anymore, as it is but he does not do anything to change it. Eccentric philosopher, ironic and disenchanted, he is involved with his last blind date organised by his sister in law Laura. During an incoherent and overwhelming evening he meets Elisa. Fragile, blond, ethereal, Elisa is the dancing teacher of Flavio’s girls, but most of all she is for the last two years his secret lover. As we usually say the plot gets more complicated. The coup of theatre follow one after another, and the conflicts explode in a meeting in four where Flavio, besides getting drunk, tells his wife, after his brother and Elisa leaves, that he loves another woman and that between them it is over. But other events, more painful, will upset in a definitive way the lives of every one…
From the homonym novel by Lorenzo Licalzi.


Ballo a tre passi

Four stories stictly tied into the Sardinian universe. Spring: four children discover the sea which they have never seen before…


Regia: Salvatore Mereu
Sceneggiatura: Salvatore Mereu
Fotografia: R. Berta, T. Borgstrom, P. Bravi, N. Frank
Musica: Giampaolo Mele Corriga
Cast: C. Ducey, Y. Abecassis, M. Sarchielli, M. Carboni
Formato: 35 Mm
Durata: 102’
Produzione: Ginaluca Arcopinto, Andrea Occhipinti (Eyescreen)
Distribuzione: Eyescreen/Lucky Red

Salvatore Mereu (Dorgali, Nuoro, 1965) has studied at Dams in Bologna, and later at the National School of Cinema, where in 1997 he obtained the diploma in directing. As a student of the school he made two short films “Prima della fucilazione” and “Miguel”. “Ballo a tre passi” is his first long film – made thanks to the Axelotil price won at Visione italiane and produced by Gianluca Arcopinto – with which he received also the first price for best film during the Settimana della Critica and the honourable mention De Laurentis at the Venice Film Festival in 2003. For the past years he alternates his cinematography activity with that of teacher for image education.

Four stories strictly tied into the Sardinian universe. Spring: four children discover the sea which they have never seen before; Summer: a young shepherd meets a girl, just landed on the beach from an aeroplane piloted by herself: he falls in love and discovers sex; Autumn: a young nun comes back to her native village to go to a cousin’s marriage and in the everyone excitement she feels a shock of melancholy; Winter: an old man crosses the city at night to find a prostitute, he takes her home but he dies before intercourse, happy to join in a dream his dearest ones.


Al cuore si comanda

What to do when at the age of thirty you have not yet found the right man for yourself?Well, Lorenza has decided: fake is always better than nothing…


Regia: Giovanni Morricone
Sceneggiatura: Rosa A. Menduni, Roberto De Giorgi
Fotografia: Giulio Pietromarchi
Musica: Andrea Morricone, Ennio Morricone
Cast: P. Favino, S. Impacciatore, C. Gerini, P. Cosso
Formato: 35 Mm
Durata: 95’
Produzione: Enzo Porcelli – Achab Film
Distribuzione: Medusa Film

Giovanni Morricone, graduated in Political Science in Rome in 1992 and obtained a Master’s in directing and set design in 1999 at Columbia University in New York. He has directed various short films, documentaries and a dozen of episodes of the soap opera “Un posto al sole” produced by RAItre. “Al cuore si comanda” is his first experience as a director of film for cinema.

What to do when at the age of thirty you have not yet found the right man for yourself? Well, Lorenza has decided: fake is always better then nothing. If you can rent nearly everything today, why not a fiancé? Of course without any sentimental or sexual involvement…. “ 8 a.m. you wake me up with sweet words; 10 a.m.: tell me you love me…”, every moment of the day is laid out by Lorenza’s strict schedule, and Riccardo, an outgoing musician who is always broke, feels choked in this work’s cage.
But… one can plan everything, except the person that you will fall in love. A moment of distraction and a night full of stars is enough for the unique clause of the agreement to go to hell. Only sex, love or an illusion of pretence? Maybe it has only been foolishness, but to make Lorenza come back to her senses she encounters Destiny: Giulio, a beautiful and fascinating dentist, who is perfect as he is, without any need of scheduling, woe betide you to let him go. Firing Riccardo is neither easy nor fast. Unforeseeable and vindictive as much or even more of a real “ex”, Riccardo does everything he can to break the new relation, but at the end he has to give up and disappears.
Life with Giulio proceeds according to Lorenza’s expectations… and her mother’s too. But something is still missing. What is love? Harmony or chaos? Lorenza cannot give an answer to it, maybe because this is the first time that she feel like that … The past is written, but not the future: and if you need to invent it, better do it with imagination. It is enough not to be afraid and to know what you really want. Lorenza has taken a new decision: better nothing than fake. She leaves Giulio to reconquer Riccardo. But does he love her? Will he still want her? Lorenza is ready to take the risk.