Regional Competition

Summer Of Giacomo

Alessandro Comodin
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  
26.02. / Tuesday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 3  
27.02. / Wednesday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 3  
Giacomo, nineteen, deaf since childhood, and Stefania, his childhood friend, sixteen, go to the river for a picnic on an afternoon that seems to last the whole summer.

It is summer in the countryside of northeastern Italy. Giacomo, nineteen, deaf since childhood, and Stefania, his childhood friend, sixteen, go to the river for a picnic. Like in an enchanted fairy tale, they get lost in the woods and find themselves in a heavenly place, alone and free, on an afternoon that seems to last the whole summer. Sensuality intermingles with their childhood games until Stefania and Giacomo become aware that the adventure they are living together is nothing but a memory, both sweet and bitter, of a time already lost.

Alessandro-comodin

Alessandro Comodin

Alessandro Comodin rođen je 1982. godine u selu San Vito al Tagliamento u Italiji. Film je otkrio preko dijalektalne poezije Piera Paola Pasolinia. Nakon studija humanističkih znanosti u Bologni krenuo je na studij filma u Parizu, a kasnije i na INSAS u Bruxellesu (Institut National Superieur des Arts de Spectacle). Godine 2009. snimio je diplomski film Jagdfieber, dokumentarac o lovu. Giacomovo ljeto njegov je prvi dugometražni film.

General sponsor

L'estate di Giacomo

Italy, Belgium, France
2011, 78', video

Directed by:
Alessandro Comodin

Cinematography:
Tristan Bordmann

Edited by:
Joao Nicolau, Alessandro Comodin

Music:
Jonathan Richman – Dupap

Producers:
Paolo Benzi, Alessandro Comodin, Marie Géhin, Réjane Michel, Valérianne Boué

Produced by:
Faber Film, Les Films Nus, Les Films d’ici

Festivals & Awards:

Locarno Film Festival 2011 - Golden Leopard Filmmakers of the Present; Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival 2011 - Grand Prix, Documentaire sur grand écran Award; Festival dei Popoli 2011 - Special Mention, Cinema Italiano Award; IndieLisboa 2012 - TVCine Distribution Award; Jeonju Film Festival 2012 - Woosuk Award - Grand Prize; Split Film Festival 2012 -  Special Award; International Film Festival Message To Man 2012 – Centaur Award for the Best Full Length Documentary Film; Cannes Film Festival 2012 - ACID Selection; HotDOCS 2012; International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012; Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2012; Sarajevo Film Festival 2012; London International Documentary Festival 2012