Vangelo

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Vangelo

Directed by Pippo Delbono

  • Italy, Switzerland, Belgium 2016; 85 min
  • Original version: Italian
  • Genre: Fiction
    • Open Award - Venice IFF
    • Special Docufilm Award for Directing - Nastri d'Argento Awards

  • Venice Days - Special Events

Synopsis

Pippo is a stage director who visits a refugee center to see how the refugees spend their days, in a sort of limbo made up of painful memories and fears for the future. Little by little, the refugees open their hearts to the director and tell him their stories, some of which will be in this film, others staying secret. In the end, the idea of staging the Gospel takes shape, as incarnated in these individuals, who inevitably find themselves key players in a new age.

Director's Statement

I entered a refugee camp, my guard down, my mind confused, without really knowing why I was there. Certainly, I wanted to escape from my theater milieu, so removed from the real world, so dead; to fill a personal void and find something that was alive. And I met people who bore the scars of serious wounds and epic struggles, but also the mark of an enormous vitality. I found something in them that has to do, I believe, with truth, beauty, art and faith. And maybe that Gospel my mother set such store by.

Production

  • STEMAL ENTERTAINMENT

     

  • RAI CINEMA

     

  • COMPAGNIA PIPPO DELBONO

     

  • VENTURA FILM

     

  • SNAPORAZVEREIN

     

  • LES FILMS DU FLEUVE

     

  • CDP

     

  • ARTE FRANCE

     

International Sales

  • DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL