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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2006 - 14.22 July

Sections & Films

SALVATORE - QUESTA È LA VITA

Category: Edition 2006

Synopsis

Sicilia. Marco, a young elementary teacher living in Rome, accepts to teach in a little town in Sicily where he has to stay for a year. In Sicily he meets Salvatore, an orphan who has big responsibilities. He lives in a little house by the sea with his grandmother and his little sister Mariuccia. He takes care of them, fishing and working in his father’s tomato hothouse. His work and his responsibilities don’t allow him to go to school. The teacher is touched by Salvatore’s situation and helps him giving him private lessons. They soon become inseparable.

Original Title SALVATORE – QUESTA È LA VITA
Italian Title SALVATORE – QUESTA È LA VITA
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Trailer
Production Year 2006
Nationality Italy
Directed by Gian Paolo Cugno
Screenplay Gian Paolo Cugno, Paolo Di Reda
Script Gian Paolo Cugno
Director of photography Gino Sgreva
Editor Ugo De Rossi
Production Design Paolo Innocenzi
Music Paolo Vivaldi
Main cast Alessandro Mallia (Salvatore)
Enrico Lo Verso (Marco Brioni)
Galatea Ranzi (Laura Valvo)
Maurizio Nicolosi (padre di Salvatore/Salvatore’s father)
Gabriele Lavia (preside/headmaster)
Giancarlo Giannini (Timpaliscia)
Produced by Pietro Innocenzi

salvatore - questa è la vita regGian Paolo Cugno

He was born in 1968, in Pachino (Sicily). Writer and director he published his first novel PASSI NEL BUIO, in 1994, followed in 1997 by the novel LA DONNA DI NESSUNO. From 1995 to 2000 he worked as assistant director on several films produced in Sicily. From 2000 to 2005 he directed documentaries about Italian Art cities. In the same period he directed the Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Frontiera. Since 2002 he has worked for the Italian Censorship Commission. He directed his first short film IL VOLTO DI MIA MADRE in 2003. SALVATORE - QUESTA È LA VITA is his first feature film.

Production
Walt Disney Company Italia

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