Quaranta cavalli

Le scorribande estive di un gruppo di ragazzini di Chioggia, i loro sogni sull’acqua e le loro aspettative. Stefanin, il protagonista, è un tuttofare, un piccolo uomo che a 16 anni ripara motori e va a pescare vongole. Durante le sere d’estate, per divertirsi va in giro con tutti i suoi amici su barchini con motori da 40 cavalli, musica reggaeton ad alto volume e luci led decorative. Alle volte vanno in laguna a corteggiare le ragazze che li aspettano sulla banchina, altre volte fanno un ponte di barche in mezzo alla laguna e scommettono su chi pescherà di più il giorno seguente. Un mondo fatto di illusioni, ironia ed energia, ma anche di sogni e speranze per il proprio futuro.

  • Luca Ciriello
    Director
  • Luca Ciriello
    Writer
  • Giornate degli Autori
    Producer
  • Za-lab
    Producer
  • Lunia Film
    Producer
  • Luca Ciriello
    Producer
  • Stefano Penzo
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Quaranta cavalli
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Life
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 6, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Luca Ciriello

Luca Ciriello (1988) graduates in Modern Literature with a specialization in Modern Philology and Didactics of Italian to Foreigners in 2013. In 2015 he works as educator and reporter for a NGO in a Tanzania village. In 2016 he completes the Cinema Specialization Course of Pigrecoemme Cinema School in Naples. In 2017 he works as camera operator for RAI television newscasts and, thanks to the Cultura Crea call of MiBACT, he founds the video production company Lunia Film Srls of which he is the sole administrator.
In 2018 he studies documentary cinema at FilmAp Real Cinema Atelier in Ponticelli (Naples) and his first short film is out, Racconti dal Palavesuvio (Tales from Palavesuvio, special mention at Lucania Film Festival and Festival dell’Isola di Roma Mamma Roma). In 2020 he produces his first film, a historical short film called Eroi Perduti (Lost Heroes). In 2020 his first documentary film will also come out, the full-length film L’armée Rouge (The Red Army, produced by Parallelo 41, Lunia Film and FILMaP). He speaks Italian, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Swahili.

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FESTIVAL OFFIAL SELECTIONS AND AWARDS

1. Giornate degli Autori (Venezia - 2020) - Laguna Sud Award
2. Accordi e Disaccordi (Napoli - 2020)
3. Vertigo Film Fest (Milano - 2020) - Winner Honorable Mention
4. Milan Gold Awards (Milano - 2020) - Winner monthly
5. Capri Hollywood Film Festival (Capri - 2020)
6. Corto Dorico (Ancona - 2021)
7. Cactus International Film Festival (Courmayeur, Aosta - 2021)
8. Bardolino Film Festival (Bardolino, Verona - 2021)
9. Social World Film Festival (Vico Equense - 2021)
10. La Guarimba Film Festival (Amantea - 2021)
11. Lago Film Fest (Revine Lago, Treviso - 2021) - Winner Honorable Mention
12. Apulia Film Fest (Mesagne, Lecce - 2021) - Winner Best Documentary
13. Falvaterra Film Festival (Falvaterra - 2021) - Winner Honorable Mention
14. Corto Mediterraneo (Diamante - 2021)
15. Alta Marea film fest (Termoli, Campobasso - 2021)
16. PerseVisioni (Polignano a Mare, Bari - 2021)
17. La guarimba (Amantea, Cosenza - 2021)