Summer of Giacomo

  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • France
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It’s summer in the countryside of northeastern Italy. Giacomo, nineteen, deaf since childhood and Stefania, his childhood friend, sixteen, go to the river for a picnic.
Like in an enchanted fairy tale they get lost in the woods and find themselves in a heavenly place, alone and free, during an afternoon that seems to last a whole summer.
A minimalist meditation on youth and friendship.


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  • Original title
    L'estate di Giacomo
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Alessandro Comodin
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Tristan Bordmann
  • Editing
    Joao Nicolau, Alessandro Comodin
  • Music
    Jonathan Richman – Dupap
  • Sound
    Julien Courroye
  • Duration
    78 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Italy
    • Belgium
    • France
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Faber Film
      • Italy
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012
    • BAFICI 2012 (Buenos Aires - Argentine)
    • HOTDOCS 2012 (Toronto - Canada)
    • INDIE LISBOA 2012 (Lisbonne - Portugal)
    • Jeonju Film Festival 2012 (Jeonju - Corée du sud)
    • LIDF 2012 (Londres - UK)
    • Terra di cinéma 2012 (Tremblay - France)
    • Indie Festival - Brazil 2012
    • Festival do Rio - Brazil 2012
    • IFF Message to Man - Russia 2012
    • Split Film Festival - Croatia 2012
    • Rencontres des cinémas d'Europe - Aubenas 2012
    • Etats généraux du documentaire de Lussas 2011 (France)
    • FIFF Namur 2011 (Belgique)
    • Viennale 2011- Hors-compétition (Autriche)
    • Jihlava IDFF 2011- Section Doc’Fi
    • Filmer à tout prix 2011 (Bruxelles - Belgique) (Hors-compétition)
    • Festival du Cinéma Italien de Madrid 2011 (Espagne) (Hors-compétition)
    • Sulmonacinema 2011- Cusdro d’argent pour le meilleur long métrage
    • Festival du film de Vendôme 2011 (France)
    • Ecrans documentaires d’Arceuil 2011 (France)
    • Rencontre du cinéma italien de Grenoble 2011 (France)
  • Awards
    • Locarno Film festival 2011- Golden Leopard Filmmakers of the Present
    • Belfort Festival 2011- Grand Jury Award & Documentaire sur Grand Ecran prize
    • Festival Dei Popoli 2011- Special Mention and Cinema Italiano prize
    • Cannes Film Festival 2012 - ACID selection
    • Message to Man (Russia) - Centaur for the best full length documentary film
    • Split Film Festival (Croatia) - Special Mention
    • Sulmonacinema 2011- Cusdro d’argent pour le meilleur long métrage


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