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The Big Bellezza, some uncles from America

The film aims to describe the Italian-Canadian community in Toronto. A community that has seen a fast transformation, where peasants emigrated from post-war Italy were suddenly living in a capitalistic society. We see the community through the eyes of Laura, an Italian starlet who has moved to Toronto to have success, and through the Italian Canadian artists and intellectuals who would like to give back to the community the spirit and the inner values that were lost in the pursuit of wealth.

  • giulio crisante
  • roberta fadda
  • giulio
  • michael madsen
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 1 minute 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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    English, Italian
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  • North American Film Awards
    award winner
Director Biography - giulio crisante

I was born and raised in Abruzzo, Italy. I studied cinema at "La Sapienza" University in Rome. I worked as a filmmaker and documentary director for over ten years in Italy, USA, Canada and Belgium.

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Director Statement

My main productions were:
- MTV news: a series of 20min documentaries about the young generation in Italy.
- American Golem, a one off documentary about the evictions situation in San Francisco after the economic crisis in 2008. Best journalist documentary of the Year, "Servizio Pubblico" second prize.
_ Le vie nere del cedito, an one off documentary about usury and black market in Italy with a focus on major cities like Rome and Milan.