Menocchio

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    Menocchio

    Directed by

    Italy, Romania

    2018

    103 min

    • Italian

    Drama

    Italy. Late 1500. The Roman Catholic Church, feeling threatened in its hegemony by the Protestant Reformation, launches the first systematic ideological war of a state for the total control of consciences. The new confessional, designed precisely in these years, is transformed from a place of consolation of souls to a court of mind. Listening, spying and denouncing the next become compulsory practices, punishment: excommunication, imprisonment or burning. Menocchio, an old, stubborn, self-taught miller from a small village lost in the mountains of Friuli, decides to rebel. Sought for heresy, he does not listen to the pleas of friends and family and instead of fleeing or negotiating, he faces the process. He is not only tired of abuse, taxes, injustice, Menocchio is genuinely convinced that he is equal to the bishops, the inquisitors and even the Pope, so much so that in his innermost hope, he feels and believes he can reconvert them to an ideal of poverty and love.

    Awards

    • Grand Prix - Annecy Italian FF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Marcello Martini
    Maurizio Fanin
    Carlo Baldracchi
    Nilla Patrizio
    Emanuele Bertossi
    Agnese Fior
    Mirko Artuso
    Giuseppe Scarfì
    David Wilkinson
    Roberto Dellai
    Gino Segatti
    Screenplay
    Enrico Vecchi
    Alberto Fasulo
    Cinematography
    Alberto Fasulo
    Music
    Paolo Forte
    Sales
    INTRAMOVIES
    Production
    NEFERTITI FILM

    Press

    A great film in its simplicity that seems to feed on references to the past (Caravaggio, Mannerism) but also the present (Carmelo Bene, Romeo Castellucci). Hypnotic and touching.

    Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

    Alberto Fasulo

    Alberto Fasulo

    Italy

    I will consider (a film) “successful” only to the degree in which it speaks to anyone who experiences this paradox at his own expense.

    Alberto Fasulo was born in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy in 1976. Since 2001 he has worked in film as an assistant director of fiction films and creative documentaries, under the direction of various Italian authors. He learned his trade on the set, working in various capacities in the areas of sound, photography and directing throughout the seven years he lived in Rome. In 2008 he directed and produced his first feature-length film, the documentary RUMORE BIANCO, selected for screening at many international festivals, and released in Italian movie theatres. TIR is his latest feature documentary won award for Best Film at the Rome FF 2013. In 2015 his feature doc PARENTS was in competition at Locarno FF.

    Selected Filmography