On the Volcano

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    On the Volcano

    Sul Vulcano

    Directed by

    Italy

    2014

    80 min

    • Italian

    Documentary

    The most dangerous volcano in Europe, long overdue for an explosion and with over a million people at its foot: Mount Vesuvius, on the Gulf of Naples. The stories of 5 spirited yet fatalistic Vesuvians reveal a Mediterranean approach to the often difficult relationship between humankind and Nature.

    Credits

    Cast
    Yole Loquercio
    Matteo Fraterno
    Maria Perfetto
    Raffaella Pernice
    Maria Del Porto
    Salvatore Di Gennaro
    Carmine Montella
    Antonio Perna
    Salvatore Perfetto
    Pasquale Persico
    Screenplay
    Gianfranco Pannone
    Cinematography
    Tarek Ben Abdallah
    Editing
    Erika Manoni
    Music
    Daniele Sepe
    Production
    BLUE FILM
    Production
    ISTITUTO LUCE CINECITTA SRL.
    Production
    RAI CINEMA
    Sales
    CINECITTÀ LUCE
    Gianfranco Pannone

    Gianfranco Pannone

    Italy

    Gianfranco Pannone was born in Naples in 1963. He has a degree in History of Cinema, and a diploma in film direction from the Experimental Centre of Cinematography. Between 1995 and 1999, he directed and co-produced the documentary films SMALL AMERICA [Piccola America], LETTERS FROM AMERICA [Lettere dall'America] and AMERICA IN ROME [L’America a Roma], that together create the 'The Trilogy of America' [Trilogia dell’America]; and following LATINA/LITTORIA (2001), for which he received the acknowledgement for the Best Non Fiction Work, at the Torino Film Festival in 2001. His medium-length films include: TOMATOES [Pomodori] in 1999, SERENE WORKING WOMAN [Sirena Operaia] 2000, VENICE, THE STINKING CITY [Venezia, la citta che affonda] in 2002, co-directed with Marco Visalberghi, ROCKS, MIRACLES AND OIL [Pietre, Miracoli e Petrolio] in 2004.
    In 2004 he made his debut film in fiction, which has still not been published: I, WHO LOVE ONLY YOU [Io che amo solo te]. In 2006, he made another documentary film ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF OUR HISTORY [Cent’anni della nostra storia] in co-direction with Marco Puccioni, realized at the occasion of the Cgil centenary, and directed IL SOL DELL'AVVENIRE in 2008. Pannone has teached documentary direction at the Dams, University of Rome 3, at the Zelig School of Bolzano, at the new school of documentary at the City of Science in Naples and at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography in Rome. Partner and founder of Doc/IT, he has written some essays on the relation between cinema and reality, and runs the Docbox column on the online review 'Il documentario.it'. His latest film SCHERZA CON I FANTI (2019), co-directed with Ambrogio Sparagna, was selected for the Giornate degli Autori.

    Selected Filmography