DUST - THE WANTED LIFE

DUST - LA VITA CHE VORREI

By Gabriele FALSETTA

KESS FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

DUST is a record of a few days spent in the Insitut for Mentally ill in Torino, Italy.

Festivals
& Awards

Torino FF 2015
Spazio Torino
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 20 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gabriele FALSETTA
    • Writer(s)
    • Barbara ALTISSIMO
    • Producer(s)
    • Giulio BARALDI (KESS FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • In his documentary, selected at 33th edition of Torino Film Festival, actor and director Gabriele Falsetta dusts off the lives of those who have been forgotten: by society, by their familiars and even by themselves. DUST is a record of a few days spent in the Insitut for Mentally ill in Torino, Italy.
      Gabriele Falsetta along with theater director Barbara Altissimo invite 8 mentally and physically disabled people to take part in their stage performance. This way, they give them the opportunity to create the new world. World outside from the mental facility none of them has left for over 50 years. Seven men and one women, shutted from the world in the Cottolengo Institute all have similiar and drastically individual stories. Now they have the opportunity to share them.
      "I still remember the sound of my dead father's body falling on the floor", "Everything was good until father was alive. Then I went ill. My brother married Renata, my Renata". Who do these words belong to? Remo, Giovanni, Antonio, Verginio, Paolo, Gilberto, Renato? Is it important, at all?
      In the stunning visual language director finds a way to tell about the experiment, which made all those people actors of their own lives. Gave them presence. By watching them as actors on stage, viewer explores their lives and their stories. Explores them as survivors - survivors of an old age, who perform the play of life - the desired life instead of the real one - through the theatre.
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