A thrilling journey through the world of Renato Casaro, one of the most important living illustrators that the world’s film poster industry has ever known.The artist reveals sketches, memories, posters and personal feelings regarding the golden age of Italian cinema and its personalities. Extraordinary tales from a world that no longer exists, but which takes us far away, leaving behind an adventurous and all-consuming nostalgia.
The documentary film is produced by INSEKT FILM in collaboration with SKY ARTE, BERTA FILM and RED VELVET, with the support of the Selective Fund for Development and Production of MIBAC.
PROJECT PRESENTED AT PITCHING FORUM VISIONI INCONTRA 2018
WORLD PREVIEW AT THE TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL 2020
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Alberese, in the Tuscan Maremma, is home to the last three remaining butteri, heroic men who still rear cattle in the wild, living examples of the possibility of redemption between humans and nature. The eyes of these men and their animals reflect the feeling they have of living a life with meaning, a life that they will never give up. Two young men have joined the group to learn this traditional craft, a tough job that few can do. Only one of them will make it. The future of this ancient world will lie in his hands.
Produced by INSEKT FILM in collaboration with ISTITUTO LUCE CINECITTA’ and BERTA FILM
Festivals and Awards
Visioni dal Mondo, “Best Documentary Project” award, Visioni Incontra pitching forum 2017. Best Documentary Festival Ars Contemporanea 2019. Best Documentary Tulum Word Enveronment Film Festival 2019. Biografilm Festival 2018 – Official selection.. Festival mente locale 2018 Official selection. Nice Festival 2018/19. Bellaria Film festival 2018 – Official selection.
THE KNIGHTS OF THE LAGOON
by walter Bencini
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Though the distinctive, identity-based economies of the Tuscan islands are becoming increasingly marginalized, crushed by the mirage of easy profits and the invasion of mass tourism, in recent years a number of small farms have been started. Often they are run by courageous and far-sighted young people who are staking their livelihoods on their homeland, bringing together tradition and innovation.
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