Il Dono

by Michelangelo Frammartino

Italy, 2003, 80', colour



An old man waits for time to eat away his life. A girl possessed by a demon offers her body to strangers. Shattered boats and dismembered cars; a gallery of inanimate wrecks, appropriate counterparts to the cortège of ghosts that passes between them. A languid telling of a beautiful autumnal tale in Calabria, Italy.

Michelangelo Frammartino

Michelangelo Frammartino was born in 1968 and studied architecture at the Polytechnic School of Milan. In 1992, he directed his first short film. He directed video installations (TRACCE, PRESENZE S-CONNESSE, LA CASA DELLE BELLE ADDORMENTANTE, FILM) between 1995 and 1998. His first feature film, IL DONO, received awards in several prominent international film festivals. LE QUATTRO VOLTE his second feature film premiered at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.

 

Filmography

2010 LE QUATTRO VOLTE, Fiction, 88 min.
2003 
IL DONO (THE GIFT), Fiction, 80 min.

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Cast

Angelo Frammartino - Old man
Gabriella Maiolo - The girl
 

Crew / Technical Info

Crew

Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Script: Michelangelo Frammartino
Country of Production: Italia
Year Completed: 2003
Producer: Letizia Dradi
Production Company: Santamira Produzioni
Director of Photography: Mario Miccoli
Editing: Michelangelo Frammartino
Sound: Davide Sampieri
Production Coordinator: Fabrizio Liberti
Art Direction: Fisueppe Briglian, Ferdinando Ritorto, Nicola Ritorto



 

Technical Information

Category: Feature Film / Fiction
Original Language: no dialogue
Format: 35mm / colour
Screen Ratio: 1:1.33
Speed: 24 frames/second
Sound: Mono SRD
Number of Reels: 5
Footage: 2000m

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Festivals

 

MAIN AWARDS

Annecy 2003, Grand Prix
Thessaloniki 2003, Jury Prize
Warsaw 2004, Jury Prize
Split 2004, FIPRESCI Prize

 

Pressbook

Downloads: pictures
 


 

 

 

Year: 
2003
Duration: 
80'

Michelangelo Frammartino

Michelangelo Frammartino was born in 1968 and studied architecture at the Polytechnic School of Milan. In 1992, he directed his first short film. He directed video installations (TRACCE, PRESENZE S-CONNESSE, LA CASA DELLE BELLE ADDORMENTANTE, FILM) between 1995 and 1998. His first feature film, IL DONO, received awards in several prominent international film festivals. LE QUATTRO VOLTE his second feature film premiered at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.

 

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Country: 
Italy Italy



An old man waits for time to eat away his life. A girl possessed by a demon offers her body to strangers. Shattered boats and dismembered cars; a gallery of inanimate wrecks, appropriate counterparts to the cortège of ghosts that passes between them. A languid telling of a beautiful autumnal tale in Calabria, Italy.

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Synopsis: 



An old man waits for time to eat away his life. A girl possessed by a demon offers her body to strangers. Shattered boats and dismembered cars; a gallery of inanimate wrecks, appropriate counterparts to the cortège of ghosts that passes between them. A languid telling of a beautiful autumnal tale in Calabria, Italy.

Cast details: 

Angelo Frammartino - Old man
Gabriella Maiolo - The girl
 

Crew / Technical Info: 

Crew

Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Script: Michelangelo Frammartino
Country of Production: Italia
Year Completed: 2003
Producer: Letizia Dradi
Production Company: Santamira Produzioni
Director of Photography: Mario Miccoli
Editing: Michelangelo Frammartino
Sound: Davide Sampieri
Production Coordinator: Fabrizio Liberti
Art Direction: Fisueppe Briglian, Ferdinando Ritorto, Nicola Ritorto



 

Technical Information

Category: Feature Film / Fiction
Original Language: no dialogue
Format: 35mm / colour
Screen Ratio: 1:1.33
Speed: 24 frames/second
Sound: Mono SRD
Number of Reels: 5
Footage: 2000m

Pressbook: 

Downloads: pictures
 


 

 

 

Festivals: 

 

MAIN AWARDS

Annecy 2003, Grand Prix
Thessaloniki 2003, Jury Prize
Warsaw 2004, Jury Prize
Split 2004, FIPRESCI Prize

 

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