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Angiò


Angiò is a work that breathes life into the spirit of Lorenzo Viani, the artist. It is a film by director Leonardo Palmerini, who hails from Viareggio. It is an experimental film that uses live shots processed through digital technology to echo the graphic work of Viani, painter, sculptor printmaker whose etchings exhibit a rare expressive power; it tells the story of Angelo Bertuccelli, who was born in Via Pinciana in Viareggio in 1850.

Small of stature with a strong and proud character trapped in a deformed body. Sailor, like the majority of the inhabitants of the Viareggio of those days, who escaped the gail-winds aboard the “Dedalo” and swore never to return to the sea.

The “sailor of the Ocean” spends his days in increasing isolation far from the pettiness of people who laugh at his grotesque appearance. In a whirlwind of desperation and rebellion the dwarf with the heart of a giant will end his days overcome by the tides of madness, a man drowned in a deep sea “a man of water” as prescribed by a hostile destiny.

Based on the novel “Angiò uomo d’acqua” by Lorenzo Viani.

  • Leonardo Palmerini
    Director
  • Lorenzo Viani
    Writer
  • Maurizio Bottazzi
    Producer
  • Felix Arneodo
    Producer
  • Carlo Alberto Carrai
    Producer
  • Le Onde Martenot
    Music
  • Antonio Agostini
    Music
  • Le Onde Martenot
    Music
  • Maurizio Bottazzi
    Music
  • Apois
    Music
  • Maurizio Bottazzi
    Audio
  • Roberto Passuti
    Audio
  • Iacopo Gori
    Key Cast
    “Angiò”
  • Luca Checchi
    Key Cast
    “Fello”
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Angiò
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Animation, Art, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Caorle film festival
    Caorle
    Italy
    best animation
  • Festival Internazionale del Cinema Patologico
    Roma
    Italy
    PREMIO SPECIALE per la ricerca e la sperimentazione del linguaggio cinematografico
  • Innuendo International Film Festival
    Milano
    Italy
    July 26, 2019
    Best Experimental Film
  • Lift-Off Global Network

    Official Selection
  • Lucca Film Festival & Europa Cinema
    Lucca
    Italy
    April 15, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Leonardo Palmerini

Leonardo Palmerini was born on the 1nd of February, 1974.

In 1999, after having studied art at various art schools, he begins
work as an art instructor in a Social Center in Viareggio, where he
utilizes music, video and theater as educational tools.

He alternates his work as teacher with his passions for music and video.

Over the years he has produced documentaries, shorts and animations,
in his various work settings.

Angiò is the first full-length movie he directs and composes the
soundtrack for, together, with the musical group "Le Onde Martenot,"
of which he is a member.

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