Edoardo Winspeare’s mixture of fairy-tale and reality, La Vita Comune will compete in the Orrizonti Section of #Venezia74.
Thanks to a successful Crowdfunding project that Winspeare began to help fund the movie (and I contributed to), I am an honorary citizen of Disperata, the film’s fictional town in which a depressed mayor and poet (Gustavo Caputo) takes solace from the attacks of his advisors by volunteering in a prison.
There he meets Pati Rrunza, a jailbird who is feared and respected by everyone in town and two juvenile delinquents who think of Pati as a super-hero. What happens when Pati starts loving poetry? And what does Pope Francis have to do with the town’s new zoo?
The cast, embracing the idea of “La Vita in Comune (The Life In Common) stayed in the houses of people in the community who are involved in making the movie, sharing, even off-set, daily life in the little town of the real-life town Capo di Leuca,”al sud del sud dei Santi”.
The film stars: Gustavo Caputo, Antonio Carluccio, Claudio Giangreco, Celeste Casciaro, and Davide Riso.