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Michele Cirigliano



Born in 1976 in Zurich, Switzerland. 1996-2001 Studies secondary education at University of Zurich. 2002-12 Works as secondary school teacher. 2012 BA in Social Sciences from University of Zurich. 2010-12 Tutors in Film Studies at University of Zurich. 2012-14 Attends ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). 2014 MA in Film from ZHdK.

2014 Padrone e sotto, 2014, 72 Minutes
2013 Et les portes s’ouvrent, Doc, 2013, 9 Minutes
2011 Quando si uccide(va) il maiale, Doc, 2011, 53 Minutes


Padrone e sotto

Padrone e sotto (Orig.) / 2014 / Switzerland / 72 min

Tricarico in the deep south of Italy. Those who are allowed to drink are winners. And those who remain sober are losers. That’s what filmmaker Michele Cirigliano understood as a child about the drinking game ‘Padrone e Sotto’ when he sat in a shabby bar watching the older men play it...





“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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