Dust - The wanted life

DUST is the adventure of eight physically and mentally disabled persons who have been living in the Cottolengo Institute of Turin for over fifty years. This is neither a script nor an attempt to tell their discomfort.Through a creative artistic path revolving around theatre, these characters in search of an author stage themselves and the life that they would like to lead. This study resulted in a theatrical trilogy precisely entitled Polvere (Dust).

“I regard this small group of actors as survivors. Survivors of an old age, who perform the play of life, – the desired life instead of the real one – through the theatre. And then they look like the heroes of this dream, a Ulysses in love with his Penelope, a minnesinger disguised as a sailor peering at other places, other races and other feelings with his binoculars, a buffoon dressed as the Pink Panther mocking an entire Parliament which focuses on the eternal battle on the cry of “Vote for me!”, a dumb actor who has fun with silent movies playing the part of Charlot and a Snow White, who does not know her age and is secretly in love with the seven dwarfs.”

Details:

Regie: Gabriele Falsetta
Produzent: Giulio Baraldi von Kess Film

Genre: kurz Dokumentation
Länge: 20’
Italy/Germany 2015

Festival Participations & Awards

TORINO FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – World Premiere

FESTIVAL DIVI PER UN CORTO ALESSANDRIA 2015 / Special Jury Award

FESTIVAL PIEMONTE MOVIE 2016 / Best short and best script

BERLINALE 2016 – European Film Market

PERPETUUM MINSK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition)

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Competition)
TRIPOLI FILM FESTIVAL (LEBANON) 2016 (Official Competition)
FESTIVAL WE CARE NEW DEHLI 2016