The Law of White Spaces

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    The Law of White Spaces

    La Legge degli Spazi Bianchi

    Directed by

    Italy

    2019

    61 min

    • Italian

    Drama

    The message is all in the white spaces between one letter and the next: the rest doesn't matter. One cold winter morning, Dr. Fleischmann realizes he is starting to lose his memory. So begins a morality tale, in a dream-like state in which truth and fiction become entangled and lose their contours. The main character, a scientist, is reluctantly drawn into a world - his disease - in which mysterious bonds prevail: those between fate and the biological and physiological criteria that regulate existence.

    Credits

    Cast
    Fulvio Falzarano
    Omero Antonutti [narrator]
    Antonio Cacace
    Nadia Pastorcich
    Paola Pini
    Daniele Tenze
    Screenplay
    Mauro Caputo
    Cinematography
    Daniele Trani
    Music
    Francesco Morosini

    Director's Statement

    The Law of White Spaces represents the end of that idiosyncratic journey undertaken by Giorgio Pressburger. It's an arduous journey since it's unconventional. The film is based on Giorgio's story of the same name, in which he once more analyzes the deepest mysteries that have always fascinated and frightened human beings in their eternal search for the meaning of life. The idea was different from the start for the author, and I championed it from the beginning, unfortunately just before Giorgio's death. Those initial prompts allowed me to finish the project just the way we had imagined it together.

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    Mauro Caputo

    Mauro Caputo

    Italy

    Mauro Caputo founded the production company VOX Produzioni in Trieste. In 2013 he directed and produced the documentary MESSAGGIO PER IL SECOLO featuring Giorgio Pressburger and Claudio Magris. The following year he directed THE MUNICH'S CLOCK, based on a short story collection by Giorgio Pressburger, who also appeared in and narrated the film. This film was selected for the Rome Film Fest and, in the same year, for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, promoted by Italy's Cultural Institutes and embassies around the world and screened in numerous cities on five continents. In 2016, Caputo's film IL PROFUMO DEL TEMPO DELLE FAVOLE premiered at Giornate degli Autori. After Pressburger's death, Caputo wrote and directed THE LAW OF WHITE SPACES (2019), completing the trilogy devoted to the Hungarian-born Italian author and selected for the Giornate degli Autori.

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