International Competition

Pinuccio Lovero. A Midsummer Death’s Dream

Pippo Mezzapesa

Pinuccio Lovero has always dreamed of being an undertaker. Five months ago he was finally hired to be the custodian of the cemetery of Mariotto, a town in Italy deep South. This particularly torrid summer he awaits his first funeral but it will not come. In fact, since he has taken on the job no one in Mariotto has passed on to a better place. Pinuccio pines on and the townspeople rejoice. Sooner or later someone will have to die. Pinuccio has faith. He waits at the gate to his cemetery… When he is not at the cemetery he is certain to be pursuing his passion for music. He is in fact the go-to man for the town band, the chauffer for one of the local big bands and he even writes his own peculiar compositions. This frustrated undertaker named Pinuccio Lovero and all those who take part regularly in his daily life thus accompany us on a trip through the remote South, a place that is but a step away from inexorable extinction.

Pippo Mezzapesa

Pippo Mezzapesa was born in Italy in 1980. His films include: ‘Pinuccio Lovero. Sogno di una morte di mezza estate’ (2008), ‘Come a Cassano’ (2006), ‘Produrre Consumare Morire’ (2005), ‘Zinanà’ (2004), ‘Lido Azzurro’ (2001). of ‘In My Corner’ and ‘Neglect Not the Children’, and producer of ‘Autopsy’ series.

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Pinuccio Lovero. A Midsummer Death's Dream

2008, 60', color, video

Directed by:
Pippo Mezzapesa

Screenplay by:
Antonella Gaeta, Pippo Mezzapesa

Michele D'Attanasio

Edited by:
Andrea Maguoio

Cesare Dell'Anna, Umberto Smerilli

Gregorio Paonessa, Pasaque Fanelli, Pippo Mezzapesa

Produced by:
Viva Film SRL, Mako Show & Tourism, Fanfara Film