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The Eumenides

The film, based on Aeschylus' homonymous Greek tragedy “The Eumenides", follows the last night of a wild young man from the Roman upper class. He has committed a murder, and he wanders the streets of Rome all night long, escaping his demons, waiting for his judgment.

  • Gipo Fasano
  • Gipo Fasano
  • Giorgio Gucci
  • Valerio Santucci
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le Eumenidi
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 EUR
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    Black & White and Color
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  • Rome Film Fest 2020
    October 17, 2020
    International Premiere
  • Laceno d'Oro, 45° Festival Internazionale del Cinema
    December 11, 2020
    International Premiere
    Best Feature Film 2020
  • Capri, Hollywood 20
    January 1, 2021
    International Premiere
    Capri Breakout Director of the year (2020)
Director Biography - Gipo Fasano

Gipo Fasano (Rome, 29/01/93). After graduating high school in New York, he returned to Italy to study architecture at La Sapienza University. While in Rome, he began his path into cinema: he attended screenwriting workshops and worked as a camera operator for TV. After having produced his first short works in cinema, television, and theater, he moved to Turin to study storytelling at Scuola Holden. Currently, he’s post-producing his first feature film “The Eumenides” back in Rome.

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Director Statement

The filmic experience is created by the modernization of mythology, searching for our forefathers in the contemporary world.
The protagonist of the story, Valerio, is playing himself; he moves through his neighborhood and interacts with his people, non-professional actors, taken from their ordinary lives and forced to imitate themselves. The profilmic elements shouldn’t be able to distinguish reality from filming, except for rare moments of direction.
The movie is shot in a way that the protagonists barely notice: the cell phone. A mundane object which has become the only cinematographic artifice capable of capturing the reality of a generation, and brings an ancient format to the modern world.
The imagery of the movie, filmed in 2.39, is in a highly contrasted black and white format; fluctuating indoor scenes full of light and white screens which precipitate into the black exterior. The blacks and whites alternate and battle all night long, until the break of day, that colors the world in gray.