A portrait of grown-up artist Francesco De Gregori: not a biography, but rather a live portrait of the musician in the present, following him during a long summer of concerts and throughout a series of conversations across Italy. Listening to his songs, witnessing his experiences, registering his states of mind, his encounters and his reflections. Francesco and his song book continue to resonate among us, many of whose lives he has touched.
"Francesco De Gregori is a careful man when it comes to his movements, his reasoning, in the things that he says and how he says them: he hardly ever makes a mistake. In his music, there is a kind of sublimation of speech: Francesco is demanding first and foremost of himself. He positions his songs as art forms, as paintings, sculptures, unique pieces. He is someone to be filmed carefully as you are working with complex esthetics, even if his songs and voice are so familiar. What matters are the points of view, the respect of proportions, the depth of field. You need to wait for De Gregori in the center field." (Stefano Pistolini)
Stefano Pistolini is a journalist, writer, television writer and director. In 2004, his film Skateboard Confidential brought him to Locarno. Later, at the International Rome Film Festival he presented Nessuna Speranza Nessuna Paura in 2010 and Killer Plastic - Tu ti faresti entrare? In 2011. For Italian television channel La7, Pistolini directed four documentaries based in the United States: Chicago, il seme dell'Impero (2004), Dalla parte degli Angeli (2005), ID non significa Idiota (2006), La ragione e la forza (2008).