|PIÙ COME UN ARTISTA by Elisabetta Pandimiglio
Italy 2011, 71', HDV, colour
ELISABETTA PANDIMIGLIO, LUCA ALZANI, DAVIDE ZUROLO, GIANLUCA ARCOPINTO, FABIO ROSI, IVAN GIORDANO, DAVIDE LEMMA
I CUOCHI DELLA “TORRE DEL SARACINO”
Inbetween a plate and a spoonful of the unstoppable kitchen of Gennaro Esposito’s restaurant, one of today’s most quoted chefs, conflicts and passions are played out; one becomes close friends or major enemies; you love and you hate each other. “Long postings, entire days in the thick steam of a busy and an always extremely crowded kitchen. Three, sometimes four workers, squashed into corners, with cameras right up close. It is impossible however not to deduce, if you look closely - in the ritual gestures, in the hurried handovers, the elaborate preparations – a sense of a profession which calls you, takes you in and becomes a life-style. 'In the past, if you told a girl that you were a cook, she’d look at you as you would a crook. Today things have changed – says Gennaro Esposito – on the contrary, you’re almost considered an artist'. But to get to be an artist is not easy, because being a chef is an exhaustive business: frenetic rhythms, crazy hours, enforced shoulder-to-shoulder closeness, total dedication.” (Elisabetta Pandimiglio)
ELISABETTA PANDIMIGLIO, director and author, has written and directed more than sixty works: fiction feature films, documentaries, narrative shorts, progressive videos and adverts, receiving much national and international recognition, including three special mentions at the Nastri d’Argento awards. She is one of the founders of the ‘Telefono Rosa’ (National Association against domestic violence). Public investigations, enquiries, essays, stories about the female condition and social distress; the novel “Ilia di Notte” (Data News, 2001) and the book “Il camoscio e il borraccino” (Limina 2010). One of her most recent works, MILLE GIORNI DI VITO was screened at the Venice Days in 2009.
07/09/2011 - 22:00
Casa degli Autori - La Pagoda