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13th
International Competiton
Summer of Giacomo
Director_ Alessandro Comodin
Italy, France, Belgium 2011 79min DCP color feature
Review

In this road-movie, Giacomo and Stephanie travel through the northeastern countryside in Italy. Giacomo, who had been born deaf but recovered his hearing ability (this is not explained in the film), is now a grown-up who still talks and behaves like children. This film follows a pair of young man and woman with their half-day journey of searching for a river. The handheld camera closely records their casual conversations. Going through forest paths, banks, and riverside to look for a place to swim, these two friends from childhood spend time recalling their old memories or making trivial jokes. They go inside an empty house to play the drums, listen to music, and fall asleep and have a dream. And they also talk about the time they went downtown for rides and dancing. Since this film has a loose plot, it is difficult to explain how the story unfolds itself definitely. Furthermore, this film does not use the conventional editing method; instead it constantly stimulates the audience to expand their imagination toward images and sounds outside of the frames of this movie. Director Alessandro Comodin concentrates on capturing the wind, air, the sounds of breathing, singing birds and running water, the midday sunshine, and shining stones, by excluding a variety of dramas, or eye-catching scenes that the audience might expect. By using 16mm cameras, the director revives the color tones he wants in the screen.

CREDIT
  • DirectorAlessandro Comodin
  • CinematographyAlessandro Comodin
  • ScreenplayAlessandro Comodin
  • ProducerPaolo Benzi, Alessandro Comodin, Rejane Michel, Valerianne Boue
  • EditorAlessandro Comodin, Joao Nicolau
  • SoundJulien Courroye, Florian Namias
CastGiacom Zulian, Stefania Comodin, Barbara Colombo
DIRECTOR
Alessandro COMODIN
Born in 1982 in Udine, Italy. After studying in Bologna and Paris, he graduated in cinema direction from Institut National Superieur des Arts du Spectacle in Brussels. His first short film Jagdfieber(2009) was presented in Cannes for Directors’ Fortnight. He directed Summer of Giacomo(2011) which he won the Grand Prize at the 13th Jeonju International Film Festival. Happy Times Will Come Soon is his first feature film.
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