REALITYItaly, France | 2012
Programme time: 17.00
Luciano is a Neapolitan fishmonger who supplements his modest income by pulling off little scams together with his wife Maria. A likeable, entertaining guy, Luciano never misses an opportunity to perform for his customers and countless relatives. One day his family urges him to try out for Big Brother. In chasing this dream his perception of reality begins to change.
2012 Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prize of the Jury
Matteo Garrone was born in Rome in 1968, where he graduated from the Art Lyceum in 1986 and worked as an assistant cameraman before dedicated several years to painting. He directed one short film, Silhouette (1996), and one documentary, Oreste Pipolo -Wedding Photographer (1998). His debut feature, Land in the Middle (1996), won the Special Jury Award and the Cipputi Award at the Turin Film Festival. Other features include Guests (1998), Roman Summer (2000), The Embalmer (2002) and First Love (2004) which won public and critical acclaim. In 2008, Garrone directed Gomorra that won the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematographer, and Best Screenplay at the European Film Awards that year. Garrone also produced Mid-August Lunch by Gianni Di Gregorio, which won the Best First Film Award at the Venice International Film Festival as well as many other international awards.
Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso
Director of photography:
Domenico Procacci, Matteo Garrone
Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Claudia Gerini, Nando Paone