MANODOPERA – Interdit aux chiens et aux Italiens

Wednesday 21 September 2022 - Ore 17.00 - Cinema Arlecchino Presentation of the film’s making of with the director Alain Unghetto. After winning the Jury Prize at the recent Annecy Film Festival, "Manodopera - Interdit aux chiens et aux italiens", an animated film by Alain Ughetto, was presented on the preopening night of the Locarno Film Festival. This stop-motion animation feature film is produced by Enrica Capra's company Graffiti, Les Films Du Tambour De Soie - Vivement Lundi! - Foliascope, Lux Fugit, Ocidental Filmes, Nadasdy Film Sarl, with the support of the Film Commission Torino Piemonte - Piemonte Doc Film Fund. The animation is accompanied by Nicola Piovani’s music and narrated by Ariane Ascaride. The director, Alain Ughetto, who himself has Italian origins, will attend personally the Future Film Festival. He recounts in this film the story of his family that comes from a small Piedmontese village. He depicts the harsh conditions of life in the early 20th century, hunger, wars, mourning and finally the decision to emigrate to France to start a new life with Italy in one’s heart. A moving, yet comical tale more necessary today than ever about the time when Italians were 'the foreigners'.

Wednesday 21 September 2022 - Ore 17.00 - Cinema Arlecchino

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