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    TIR

    Directed by

    Italy, Croatia

    2013

    87 min

    • Croatian
    • Italian

    Drama

    Branko has been a truck driver for only a few months, a choice that is quite understandable, given that he now earns three times as much as he did as a schoolteacher. But everything has a price, which is not always quantifiable in terms of money. As children we were told: “work ennobles man”. But here the opposite seems true: it is Branko, with his efficiency, his obstinacy, his good will, who ennobles a job that grows more and more alienating, absurd and enslaving.

    Awards

    • Best Film - Rome FF
    • Special Jury Mention - Belfort FF

    Credits

    Cast
    Branko Završan
    Lučka Počkja
    Marijan Šestak
    Screenplay
    Alberto Fasulo
    Enrico Vecchi
    Carlo Arciero
    Branko Zavrsan
    Cinematography
    Alberto Fasulo
    Editing
    Johannes Hiroshi Nakajima

    Director's Statement

    Rather than a film about a truck driver, this is a film about a paradox. The paradox of a job that makes you live far away from the people you care about, and for whom you are actually working. It took over four years to write. Over this period, I alternated phases of research in the field and others in which we stopped to reflect on the material we had gathered, in a continuous creative tension between fictional and documentary elements. In the meantime an unprecedented crisis had exploded all around us, which it is reductive and even wrong to label as merely economic. But rather than focus on a sociological point of view, I was interested in examining my character under the skin, in a moment of personal crisis which forced him to make a decision that was not only practical, but ethical and existential as well. In this sense, my ambition was for the film to be understood as a metaphor of contemporary life, and I will consider it “successful” only to the degree in which it speaks to anyone who experiences this paradox at his own expense.

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    Production
    NEFERTITI FILM
    Production
    FOCUS MEDIA

    Press

    the film turns the screw on a man trapped and worn down by the very job that was supposed to make things better.

    Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

    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