SAN DAMIANO

INFO

Director

Gregorio Sassoli, Alejandro Cifuentes

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

15’

Year

2022

Nationality

Italy

SYNOPSIS

Damiano, Polish, 35 and homeless, conquers the tallest tower of the ancient walls which overlook the neglected area of Termini station (Rome). Fleeing the ghosts of the past, he faces the violence of the urban jungle like a warrior, but when he sings he reveals his most fragile side.

STILLS

CREDITS

Director

Gregorio Sassoli,
Alejandro Cifuentes

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

15′

Nationality

Italy

Editing

Alejandro Cifuentes

Editing consultant

Massimo Da Re

DOP

Gregorio Sassoli,
Alejandro Cifuentes

Sound design

Michele Baroni,
Matteo Eusepi

Mixing

Giampaolo Pulcini

Color

Serena Perla

AWARDS AND SELECTIONS

2023 - OSCAR ® / EFA ® QUALIFYING
World Premiere
46. OFF - Odense International Film Festival
2023
Italian Premiere
43. Filmmaker Festival
2023
Best Short Doc
29. Visioni Italiane
2024
Official Selection
7. Adriatic Film Festival

Gregorio Sassoli

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BIO

Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Gregorio moved to NYC to study film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating he alternated his time between personal projects and working as an assistant on film sets for directors such as Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen e Roger Spottiswoode. His first feature film, The Wisdom Tooth, premiered at the Oaxaca IFF and won the Best Feature award at the Derby Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY

Il Provino

2022

 

The Wisdom Tooth

2019

Alejandro Cifuentes

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BIO

Alejandro collaborated with the tv production Stand by Me where he first approached storytelling. He then collaborated as an author for various online newspapers such as Fondazione Leonardo – civiltà delle macchine. From 2018 to 2021 he worked for the production Corima as a junior author on Forum, one of the most successful programs on Italian TV.