The first underground and cult film of David Manuli, returns to the light after thirteen years, in collaboration with Venice Days, where the book will be presented, Girotondo, giro attorno al mondo - The True Story (1994 - 2012), which will be divided into 3 chapters: the Girotondo of Manuli, the Girotondo of Arcopinto, and the screenplay that was finalist at the Premio Franco Solinas in 1995.
Girotondo, giro attorno al mondo was one of the most controversial and mysterious debut-film of Italian cinema in the past thirty years. In this new venetian baptism and rebirth, the director has made a new version partially re-edited and elongated.
The book contains forewords by (in alphabetical order): Roberto "Freak" Antoni, Steve Della Casa, Peter Del Monte, Antonietta De Lillo, Maurizio Di Rienzo, Agostino Ferrente, Fabio Ferzetti, Fabrizio Gifuni, Marco Simon Puccioni.
The book presentation will take place on monday September 3rd, at 5 p.m., at Casa Degli Autori - La pagoda, in the presence of the actors Luciano Curreli and Simona Caramelli.
Angelo is an orphan who grew up with a nomad woman. He reacts to his pain over the death of his best friend for overdose, thanks to the encounter with Serena. She survives being a prostitute, but she has not lost hope. Angelo moves along an axis of characters in a desolate and poetic day without end.
"Girotondo is the classical first film, that you do with need and emergency. A real need for survival. The first film, in my opinion should be a movie where you punch the world, otherwise it has makes no sense to shoot at all. The pure Cassavetian and Pasolinian istinct: urgency, poverty of production and richness of narration content. This I tried to do many years ago. In this new 'Director's Cut' version which will be baptized by Venice Days, the film was stretched to finally and permanently deprive the statute of 'outlaw'." (David Manuli)
Girotondo, giro attorno al Mondo
Italy 1999/2012, 81', 35mm, b&w
director Davide Manuli
screenplay Davide Manuli
cinematography Atsushi Takaoka, Florent Hérry, Arnaldo Catinari
editing Karine Allenbach, Claudio Di Mauro, Rosella Mocci
sound Mario Iaquone, David Sebag
music Govinda, Giovanni Venosta
Massimiliano Cigala, Danilo Leonoro
cast Luciano Curreli, Sarah Boberg
Simona Caramelli, Jerome Duranteau
producer Gianluca Arcopinto, Davide Manuli
production Shooting Hope Productions, Axelotil Film
distribution: Zaroff - Kimera Film
Davide Manuli (Milan, Italy, 1967), he has worked for Al Pacino's Chal Productions in New York, and has studied acting at the Actor's Studio. In 2004 he becomes personal assistant of Abel Ferrara in Rome. He writes and shoots 5 shorts, 3 documentaries and 3 features. He wins the Critic's Award with Beket in 2008, in competition in Locarno. The new movie, The Legend of Kaspar Hauser starring Vincent Gallo has opened in Rotterdam for the World première in 2012. He is working on his new movie "Haiku" starring Abel Ferrara in leading role, and as co-producer.