"South Italy, 1932. Giovanni, after a hard working day on the fields, realises he's forgoten at home his accordion and that he won't be able to play during the celebration of the ending of the harvest. On his way home, Giovanni is assaulted by a disturbing human figure. After a short struggle, he is able to free himself and arrives home very disturbed. His sister receives him and helps him, through a magic ritual, to come out of his state of woe. After he's recovered and with his wife's help, he decides to go back to the festivity."
Danzë is a half-invented story, its starting point is a real or magic event, collected and redelivered to present time in the form of drama. It's an alternative cinema experiment that wants to make use of the scheme of filmic construction to tell oral, folklore and ritual magic, stories.
The events represented in the film don't depict cultural relicts, but stories in which people can reflect themselves. These are stories of struggles and unresolved memories.
GIULIO DE LUISE - director, writer, editor, music composer
EMIDIO SCIANNELLA - director, writer, art director
ANTONIO DE MATTEO - giovanni
ANNA GESUALDI - giovanni's sister
MARIA CHIARA TOFONE - maria
DANIELE DI LUCIANO - giovanni's friend
LORENZA PALOMBARO - maria's friend
ANTONIO GUALÀ - restless soul
FILIPPO D'ANTONI - 1st assistant director
ANTONIO IODICE - cinematographer
IRENE CICCOTELLI - costume designer
FABIANO GUALÀ - executive producer
GIANCARLO SANFILIPPO - camera operator
LUCA APUZZO - assistant camera
ARIANNA ISIDORI - script supervisor
MANOLA DI STEFANO - mak-up artist
IRYNA TSELIEPUN - wardrobe assistant
CHIARA DE NICOLA - 2nd assistant director
FRANCO PALUMBO - gaffer
DINO SCIANNELLA - dolly grip
DAVIDE GROTTA - sound recordist
MARTA DAPENA CALVO - 1st assistant producer
ALESSANDRA PALOMBARO - 2nd assistant producer
LUCA DE LUISE - graphics
produced by SHADE
filmed in Basciano, Italy on July 2005
Official Selection at Arizona International Film Festival 2006
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