Mondo Dox

THE GODFATHERS OF MONDO

David Gregory

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Screening time  
01.03. / Thursday, 23:00 - 01:00 Theatre 1  
Documentary covers the history of the films and the collaboration between Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi.

Documentary covers the history of the films and the collaboration between Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi. From their individual roots in documentaries (Jacopetti) and naturalism (Prosperi) to the breakthrough epiphany of 'Mondo cane', these aging Italians are full of life and wonderful stories. Not shy to express disgust at the terrible Mondo mutations that came in the wake of their success, they are also quick to point out their own failures ('Mondo cane 2') and genius ('Africa addio'). Other crewmembers (including the great cameraman Benito Frattari, the exceptional composer Riz Ortolani, and production manager Giampaolo Lomi) provide outside insights into the process of making this new kind of movie. Filled with editing theory, discussion on the importance of music, and the overall impact of this kind of film on modern media, this documentary is a very special look at an infamous set of films and filmmakers.

David Gregory

David Gregory, born 1956 in USA, is an American documentary film director. Selected filmography: 'Plague Town' (2008), 'The Spaghetti West' (2005), 'The Godfathers of Mondo' (2003), 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth' (2000).

THE GODFATHERS OF MONDO

USA
2003, 90', color, video

Directed by:
David Gregory

Edited by:
Mario Di Mambro

Producers:
Michéle De Angelis, Joyce Shen

Produced by:
Blue Underground