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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2015 - 17.26 July

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Category: Edition 2015

Two masterpieces of Eduardo De Filippo, the one-act plays DANGEROUSLY (1938) and SIK-SIK, THE MAGICAL MAKER (1929), are staged by the puppets of the Guarattelle Theatre of Bruno Leone. In his workshop, the master puppeteer, starting from a piece of wood, creates the puppet head of Eduardo, the protagonist of the two one-act plays. Then the action shifts to the theatre of the Institute “Ristori”, in the heart of Naples, where a group of kids, the school pupils, attend this new version of the Theatre of Eduardo. In the film, enriched with music by Nicola Piovani, the comic power of the characters is strengthened by the actors Luca De Filippo, Angela Pagano, Gianfelice Imparato and Tony Laudadio, who lend their voices to the puppets.

Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 45'
Production Year 2015
Nationality Italy
Directed by Francesco Saponaro
Screenplay Francesco Saponaro
Director of photography Diego Liguori, Luigi Scotto Di Luzio
Editor Diego Liguori
Puppets Bruno Leone, Selvaggia Filippini, Irene Vecchia
Music Nicola Piovani
Original Voices Luca De Filippo
Angela Pagano
Gianfelice Imparato
Tony Laudadio
Main cast with the pupils of the Ristori School in Naples
Produced by Alex Ponti

Francesco Saponaro
Born 1970, Naples (Italy). In 1994 he graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Calabria. He was an assistant director for Toni Servillo. He staged theatrical shows such as THE BEAR and A QUESTION OF MARRIAGE, by Anton Chekhov; WAITING FOR GODOT, by Samuel Beckett; ŠOSTAKOVIČ IL FOLLE SANTO, by Antonio Ianniello and Saponaro. For the opera, he directed the works SUSANNA’S SECRET, by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and MANON LESCAUT, by Giacomo Puccini. As a filmmaker, he shot the documentaries COME UN EROE DEL NOVECENTO (2001), SCIABERNÒ (2002), EDUARDO LA VITA CHE CONTINUA (2014).

festival contact
Fondazione Eduardo De Filippo