Luigi Di Gianni

Luigi Di Gianni – Il tempo dell’inizio (1974)

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Distributed by L’Italnoleggio Cinematografico, with Sven Lasta, Rada Rassimov, Claudio Volonte, Jean Martin, Milena Vucotic
Presented at the Venice Biennale 1974.
Segnalazione ufficiale della Critica Cinematografica (SNCCI)
Winner of the Nastro d’Argento 1975.
Presented at the Festival du Jeune Cinéma de Toulon 1975.
Presented at the Festival of New Delhi 1976.
Presented at the Italian Film Festival in London (British Film Institute) 1976.
Invited to the Festival of Valladolid 1975. Read More »

Luigi Di Gianni – Nascita di un culto (1968)

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In the province of Salerno in Campania, a village is attracting more and more pilgrims, sometimes several hundred a day. Arriving by bus, car and even on foot, they pray to Saint Antony to protect them from demons and disasters. They do this through the intermediary of a certain Giuseppina who embodies the dead soul of young Alberto, the grandson of the former seminarian who died accidentally some ten years earlier. Extraordinary behaviour (hysterical screaming, frenzied possession), discreetly tolerated by the Catholic authorities – better a lost sheep than a Communist unbeliever – occurs under a deluge of religious injunctions… Read More »