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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1984 - 28 July.5 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1984

A struggle for survival. A mysterious valley in which a boy and his sister remain isolated. In order to survive, they will come to adopt prehistoric lifestyles. If some series rise to a cult status only for their rarity, it does so primarily for quality. Mysteries, adventure, plot twists, a minimal but essential setting confirm its value.

Original Title I ragazzi della valle misteriosa
Italian Title I ragazzi della valle misteriosa
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology TV Series
Duration 25'
Production Year 1984
Nationality Italy
Directed by Marcello Aliprandi

 regista marcello aliprandiMARCELLO ALIPRANDI

In the mid-fifties, abandoned his studies in economics, he enrolled in the direction courses of the Academy of dramatic art "Silvio D'Amico". After graduation, he began an intense apprenticeship in theater as an assistant to Luchino Visconti in dramatic and lyrical works and is at his side also during the production of the film Il Gattopardo. He continues to dedicate himself to the theater throughout the sixties. Become part of the "Company of young people" and directs in its own dramas and operas.
In 1968 he returned to the cinema as an assistant director of Alberto Lattuada in Fraulein Doktor. The film directorial debut takes place in 1970 with the fantastic comedy The Tin Girl. The film, played by Roberto Antonelli and a debutant Sidney Rome, is a grotesque apologue about consumerism and the dreams of the bourgeoisie. Of 1974 is Corruption at the courthouse, a film denounced by the homonymous play by Ugo Betti, played by Franco Nero, Martin Balsam and Fernando Rey. The film was a hit with audiences and critics and the following year Aliprandi shot A whisper in the dark, a sophisticated work between the thriller and the psychoanalytic, interpreted, among others, by the Wellesian actor Joseph Cotten.
After shooting from a screenplay by Ugo Liberatore the comedy about nudism Senza buccia (which sees among the actors an Ilona Staller not yet in the hard version), between the end of the seventies and the beginning of the eighties Aliprandi joins the cinematographic one the television activity, devoting himself to various television adaptations from literature and theater, among them The hand possessed by a fantastic story by the writer Massimo Bontempelli played by Cochi Ponzoni and a glass zoo by the homonymous drama of Tennessee Williams.
In 1981, he moved briefly to the United States, became friends with the director-choreographer Bob Fosse and directed him as a part of himself in Hello Hollywood, here Broadway !, a three-part music-tv for Raiuno.
In 1982 he shoots Death in the Vatican, with Terence Stamp and Fabrizio Bentivoglio, a fanta-religious thriller vaguely inspired by the premature death and for some mysterious by Pope Luciani. The film crisis started a few years earlier, and for all the '80s Aliprandi will not direct more films for the big screen but will focus exclusively on some television series. In 1984 he was the boys of the mysterious valley (with Kim Rossi Stuart and Alessandro Haber).