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Pendu (the Hanged Man)

A sperimental short documentary about the true story of a man who does not exist - the Hanged Man - and the journey he made to draw the world. Among fortune-tellers, unknown lands and roads where, to go straight, one must go upside down. And vice versa.

  • Marco Pinnavaia
  • Marco Pinnavaia
  • Marco Lavizzari
  • Marco Pinnavaia
  • Sara Pallini
    Key Cast
  • Gabriele Aldo Lo Cascio
  • Brenda Maria Vaccaro
    Original soundtrack
  • Federica Clementi
    Original soundtrack
  • Eduardo Petracci
    Audio mixing
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Pendu (l'Appeso)
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    350 EUR
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Director Biography - Marco Pinnavaia

Born in 1993, Marco Pinnavaia is an Italian writer and director. He lived in Milan, Lyon, Paris and Rome. In High School they called him "Vinz" after watching the movie "La Haine". His first novel, "Puerto de Luna - The thin difference between black and white" was published in 2018 by Prospero Editore in Italy. "Pendu - the Hanged Man" is his first short movie, while "Dreamland - The truth on the "Freedom Convoy" affair" is his first feature film.

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Director Statement

A documentary filmed with a smartphone where trivial images collected during a travel from the North to the South of Italy tells us the story of a man who doesn't exist: Pendu, the Hanged Man, a fictional character of Marseille's tarots. What happens if we change the perspective of our perception of reality? What changes if we change? Things are more complicated that how they appears to be...