FIABA GARGANICA (Gargano fairy tale)

The documentary intends to investigate the theme of the fairy tale starting from an interview with Laura Marchetti, anthropologist and scientific coordinator of the project "The roads of the fairy tale", which outlines the essential characteristics of the traditional fairy tale of the Gargano area, with a particular reflection on the places of the fable and on the peculiarities of typically Mediterranean heroes, defined "trickster": heroes not strong, often weak, characterized by cunning. The main theme is the narration of a traditional Gargano fairy tale, "The parabola of the chickpea": the story of a clever pilgrim who crosses the main centers and places of worship in the Gargano, meeting and doing business, until an unexpected ending. As a glue to the narrative, a selection of images taken from the Historical Archive of Luce-Cinecittà.

  • Adriano Losacco
  • Sara Caputo
  • Mario Caputo
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    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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    Black & White
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  • Monde: festa del cinema sui cammini
    Monte Sant'angelo
    October 13, 2019
    Premio con targa
  • Asia Web Awards

    December 14, 2019
  • Standalone Film Festival & Awards
    Los Angeles
    February 2, 2021
  • Abbey Film Festival
    March 5, 2021
    Honorable Mention
Director Biography - MICHELE PINTO, Adriano Losacco

Michele Pinto (1975) is an apulian director, film editor and an educator to the audio-visual language.
He graduated in law with a thesis on constitutional rights on freedom of expression and censorship.
He has attended several workshop with many important filmakers like Abbas Kiarostami o awarded DOP like Vittorio Storaro.
.He has taught film language in dozens of schools of every order and degree in his region and at the Academy of Cinema for young students of Bari.
In 2000 created his Independent film company MORPHEUS EGO and started to join with large theater companies like actor or director in multimedial shows.
He has been involved in numerous television productions. He worked in a famous apulian disco as a videojoker for 3 years,
experimenting with various forms of visual expression, and using video as a means of growth for children with disabilities or with children at risk in hospitals or schools.
In the last years he shooted about 200 videonews for the web and three important webseries landed on TV.
Most important and awarded works in almost 20 years of career:
2017-PROJECT M sciencefiction webseries about a distopic world where every artisti s only a criminal;
2016- SONS OF MOTHER EARTH shortfilm about xylella virus in Apulia;
2015- “TAMA KELEN a teaching journey: a docufiction shooted with 15 refugees asylum seekers of SPRAR project from Mali, Gambia, Nigeria ecc.
2012/2015 – Sciencefiction webseries “BISHONNEN” (2 seasons) – an interactive series about the dramatic theme of violence against women, faced with an original point of view. Infact is the story of a stalker that is a time traveller;
2011 - “CROSSROADS” shortfilm about safety road;
2010 – “CALL ME” the first apulian webseries, funded with money from the Apulia region and Italian Government;
2008 – “MY SON IS A TREE” ecological shortmovie shooted in Bari, Rome and Milan;

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