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Alessandro, 15 years old, lives in a post-industrial environment with his mother Adele, an ex teenage-mother with mental problems, who is trying hard to lead a normal life without much success. Alessandro has never met his father and has only two friends, Toni and Ferdi, with whom he roams about on the outskirts of town. All of a sudden Toni disappears, and Alessandro is now alone with Ferdi. Ferdi is also in a difficult family situation. His father is an alcoholic who suffers from an illness he got at the factory in which he works. The kid commits suicide jumping of the roof of an unfinished building with his moped. Alessandro is now alone with his anger and, in a desperate moment, burns the house where two old family friends had lived before being driven out. He, therefore, ends up at the local house of correction where he has time to think about an alternative life.

Category Out of competition
Section Reload
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 110'
Production Year 2004
Nationality Italy
Directed by Daniele Gaglianone
Screenplay Giaime Alonge, Daniele Gaglianone, Alessandro Scippa
Based on the book "Nemmeno il destino"
by Gianfranco Bettin
Director of photography Gherardo Gossi
Editor Luca Gasparini
Production Design Valentina Ferroni
Costume Design Marina Roberti
Sound Gianluca Costamagna
Music Giuseppe Napoli, Massimo Miride
Main cast Mauro Cordella (Alessandro Stellin)
Fabrizio Nicastro (Ferdi Castronovo)
Giuseppe Sanna (Toni)
Lalli (Adele Stellin)
Stefano Cassetti (Lorenzo)
Gino Lana (Sebastiano Castronovo)
Produced by Domenico Procacci, Gianluca Arcopinto, Pierpaolo Trezzini

changing destiny regDaniele Gaglianone

He was born in 1966 in Ancona. After his diploma in accounting, he attends a course by Gianni Rondolino in Cinema History & Criticism at the University of Turin. In 1991 he graduates in Modern Literature. Between the years 1989 and 2000 he shoots a series of short films and documentaries. In 1991 he starts to collaborate with the Cinematic National Archive of the Resistance and in 1998 he collaborates with Gianni Amelio at the screenplay of THE WAY WE LAUGHED. In 1999, for theatre, he realises the show AGGRAPPATI AD UNA TERRA RIVOLTATA SULL’ABISSO together with he group “Il Buio Fuori”. In 2000 he signs his name on the feature film, OUR YEARS that is presented in the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. CHANGING DESTINY is his second feature film as a director.


Director’s statement

“CHANGING DESTINY is a story of suburbia; urban suburbia and suburbia of the soul. This is the physical and mental space, the existential limbo in which the two main characters are immersed. Alessandro and Ferdi try to find a space of their own, their own place in the world, an oasis among the ruins that are not only those of the gloomy factories; but also the grounds of their own families”.

Armadillo Cinematografica


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