IL SOLENGO

By Alessio RIGO DE RIGHI, Matteo ZOPPIS

VOLPE FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

In the remote Lazio countryside, an area bound to old traditions, a group
of hunters recalls the life of Mario the hermit, known as “il Solengo”, after
the name given to the male boar that lives away from the pack.

Festivals
& Awards

Doc Lisboa 2015
Internacional Competition - Best Film
Torino Film Festival 2015
Italiana.doc - Best Film
Filmmakers 2015
Prospettive - 2nd Prize
Cinema du reel 2015
Special Screening
Art of the Real 2015
Other Screenings
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2016
Panoarama
Ficunam 2016
El Provenir
Rotterdam Film Festival 2016
Bright Future
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY, ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 65 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alessio RIGO DE RIGHI, Matteo ZOPPIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Alessio RIGO DE RIGHI, Matteo ZOPPIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Tommaso BERTANI (RING FILM), Alessio rigo de righi MATTEO ZOPPIS (CODA ROSSA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • A group of elders gathers in a hunting lodge and recalls the life of Mario “de’ Marcella”, a man who lived in a cave over 60 years of his life. Why he chose to live a solitary existence is unknown. Perhaps it had something to do with a mysterious and tragic event of his childhood. Those who saw him while hunting referred to him as “il Solengo”, like the male boar who lives away from the pack. In the warmth of the lodge where they meet to eat and drink, the aged hunters sit around a table and tell tales about this complex individual. As a result, the stories are often conflicting and inconsistent from one to the next. Mario was rough and irritable, had peculiar behavior and dressed in an extravagant way. Some say he was crazy, others say he wasn’t. They all agree, however, that he never spoke to anyone.
      The men narrate their point of view from recollections and as they do so end up revealing something about themselves, their own personality and in wider terms, about the world they live in. The once traditional ritual of oral storytelling is brought to life
      through this generation of men who continue dauntlessly to live off the land.
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