Date: 27 January 2023 (ended)
Section: TRIBUTE TO FRANZ KAFKA
Location: Teatro Miela
Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca degli Abruzzi, 3, 34132 Trieste TS
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Luigi Di Gianni
Italia / Italy
1954, 35mm, b-n / b-w, 31’
v.o. italiana / Italian o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Luigi Di Gianni. Tratta da Il processo di / based on The Trial by Franz Kafka. Interpreti / Cast: Marco Guglielmi, Giuliano Persico, Giancarlo Ravasio, Mario Longo, Nuccia D’Alma. Produzione / Produced by: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
In collaborazione con / In collaboration with Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale
“I graduated in 1954 with the film The Arrest, based on the first chapter of Franz Kafka’s The Trial. It was screened at the Venice Film Festival. Among the audience was Luchino Visconti, who, at the end of the film, was kind and said something very nice to me that I regarded as an encouragement: ‘Very difficult subject, but a happy hand’. A memory that will remain with me forever.” (from Luigi Di Gianni the affabulator by Domenico Sabino, il manifesto, June 1, 2019)
Luigi Di Gianni
A director, documentary filmmaker, screenwriter and professor, Luigi Di Gianni was born in 1926 in Naples. After finishing his studies in philosophy at La Sapienza University, he enrolled at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, where he graduated in 1954 with the short film The Arrest. From his collaboration with anthropologist Ernesto de Martino came Magia lucana, awarded Best Documentary at the 1958 Venice Film Festival. La tana was presented at Cannes in 1968. He died in 2019 in Rome.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
1954 L’Arresto cm / sf 1958 Magia lucana doc. mm / ml; Premi / Awards: Mostra del Cinema di Venezia – Premio al Miglior documentario / Venice FF – Best Documentary Award 1967 La tana cm / sf 1974 Il tempo dell’inizio; Premi / Awards: Nastro d’Argento per il Miglior regista esordiente / Silver Ribbon for Best New Director 1987 L’arte del vetro cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Nastro d’Argento per il Miglior cortometraggio / Silver Ribbon for Best Short Film 2012 Un medico di campagna mm/ml TV 2013 Appunti per un film su Kafka (Nella colonia penale)