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Luca Gennari



Luca Gennari was born in Ravenna (Italy) in 1976. After the degree in Communication Studies at the University of Bologna, he moved to Rome in 2000, where he graduated in Film Direction in Cinecittà and then began working as an assistant director in film productions. As a director he made documentaries and short films that have received several awards. His Super 8 short films have been screened in the most important international film festivals: “Those dreams that on the silent night intrude. The secret cinema of Jerzy Treblinka”, after winning a Kodak contest, premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and was then screened at festivals such as 2011 Slamdance Film Festival, Rushes Soho Shorts, Raindance, Cambridge Super8 Film Fest, Milan Film Festival; the short documentary "It's gonna rain" premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest. His latest short film “Le Tette di una Diciottenne” (The Tits on an Eighteen-­‐Year-­‐Old) has been so far selected in more than 40 festivals and won a dozen awards, including best editing in Visioni Italiane, best actor in Cinemavvenire, special mention for the best short film in New York and San Francisco.

2012 “Le Tette di una Diciottenne”, short film
2011 “Everyman”, short film
2011 “Near Dark”, super8 short film
2011 “It’s gonna rain”, short doc
2010 “Treatment for Sadness. Fragments of a Lost Civilization”, super8 short film
2010 “Santa Maria Madre della Provvidenza”, short doc
2010 “Le Grandi Star di Hollywood”, Tv commercial
2010 “Those Dreams That On The Silent Night Intrude. The secret cinema of Jerzy Treblinka”, super8 short film
2009 “The Daemon Lover”, super8 short film
2008 “Orrore al tg - Titta”, music video
2005 “Notti illuminate a giorno”, 16mm short film
2004 “La fabbrica dei Desideri”, documentary feature film
2004 “Giardino d’inverno”, short film


It's gonna rain

It's gonna rain (Orig.) / 2011 / Italy / 4 min

A little portrait of my grandmother Maria. A little film about the end.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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