NOT A DREAM

NON È SOGNO

By Giovanni CIONI

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Documentary - Completed 2019

“What do you feel inside? That is the truth. But you shouldn't name it: as soon as you name it, it disappears”. The play of life. The world outside. Outside, in prison.

Festivals
& Awards

Locarno 2019
Fuori concorso
Festival du Film Italien d'Annecy 2019
Retrospective
Festival dei Popoli 2019
International Competition - special mention
Laceno d'oro 2019
Competition - Winner Best documentary
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Giovanni CIONI
    • Producer(s)
    • Igor PRINCIC (Arch Production ), Giovanni CIONI, Manuela BUONO
    • Synopsis
    • We are in a film inside the film that develops from the rehearsal of the dialogues between Totò and Ninetto Davoli in Che cosa sono le nuvole by Pier Paolo Pasolini and fragments from La Vida es Sueño by Calderón de Barca.The rehearsals are repeated with clapperboards and become the starting point for tales of dreams, messages, songs, disputes about the human conditions apparently staged, and instead truthful and philosophical like in the fairy tales. Dramatic stories emerge, as the one of young Domenico, life-sentenced. It is life, staged. A life which we don’t know if we belong anymore, towards we dream to return, delay after and delay.