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Paolo Conte, Via con me

Out of Competition

Director:
Giorgio Verdelli
Production:
Sudovest Produzioni, Indigo Film
Running Time:
100’
Language:
Italian, French
Country:
Italy
Main Cast:
Paolo Conte, Roberto Benigni, Vinicio Capossela, Caterina Caselli, Francesco De Gregori, Stefano Bollani, Giorgio Conte, Pupi Avati, Luisa Ranieri, Luca Zingaretti, Renzo Arbore, Paolo Jannacci, Vincenzo Mollica, Isabella Rossellini, Guido Harari, Cristiano Godano, Giovanni Veronesi, Lorenzo Jovanotti, Jane Birkin, Patrice Leconte, Peppe Servillo
Screenplay:
Giorgio Verdelli
Cinematographer:
Federico Annicchiarico
Editor:
Emiliano Portone, Matteo Bugliarello
Music:
Paolo Conte

SYNOPSIS

Paolo Conte is one of the greatest exponents of provincial culture in the world. His visual songs form an imaginary atlas of the soul, a compendium of sound and poetry. Often they are like short films, capable of taking on a life of their own, for Conte carries you away and enchants you with his variety show. Paolo Conte, Via con me tells the almost fifty-year-long story of an eclectic figure. An imaginary journey, an interweaving of poetry and music through the songs, concerts, friends and reflections of the singer. Verdelli has drawn on the immense stock of material in Conte’s personal archives, combining it with footage shot for the purpose: interviews, films of international tours and other occasions in a unique career. Through these images, the docufilm ventures into the labyrinth of his songs, including the ones he has written for a wide range of performers (Adriano Celentano, Enzo Jannacci, Jane Birkin, Caterina Caselli, Bruno Lauzi), and that of his passions (jazz, puzzles, painting, law, the movies) in a continual exploration of the familiar and the unfamiliar, of the stories, verses and songs of that extraordinary elsewhere which is the world of Paolo Conte.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

This docufilm sets out to tell the story of an important piece of our emotional lives, through the infinite variations of feeling that Conte’s songs have assumed in our imagination. Particular care has been taken over the use of music in the interviews and the pan shots. Some elements of the film represent important turning points in the artist’s music and personality. Like the song La Topolino amaranto, a symbol of the role of memory in Conte’s art and of the incessant dialogue between past and present. At the base of the project there is a long and intimate interview with Conte, in which his stories of people, songs and human vicissitudes offer a mixture of tenderness, irony and charm.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: SUDOVEST PRODUZIONI
Via Telauda 52
00195 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 06 3312105
http://www.sudovestproduzioni.com
http://www.sudovestproduzioni.com

PRODUCTION 2: Indigo Film
Via Torino 135
00184 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0677250255
info@indigofilm.it
http://www.indigofilm.it

PRODUCTION3: RAI CINEMA
Piazza Adriana 12
00195 – Roma,Italy
Tel. +39 0633179601
bianca.giordano@raicinema.rai.it
http://www.raicinema.rai.it

WORLD SALES: Rosella Gioffré - Nexo Digital
Piazzale Cadorna 15
20123 – Milano, Italy
Tel. +39 02 80 51 633
Mob. +39 3474457929
rosella.gioffre@nexodigital.it
www.nexodigitalmedia.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Elena Ratti – Nexo Digital
Piazzale Cadorna 15
20123 – Milano, Italy
Tel. +39 02 80 51 633
Mob. +39 335 218 646
elena.ratti@nexodigital.it
www.nexodigital.it

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Luana Solla, Marinella Di Rosa – Nexo Digital
Piazzale Cadorna 15
20123 – Milano, Italy
Mob. Marinella +39335.7612295
Mob. Luana +39 334 336 9695
marinella.dirosa@nexodigital.it
luana.solla@nexodigital.it

PRESS OFFICE: Pamela Maffioli, Giada Giordano – Zebaki
Mob. Pamela + 39 338.73.68.361
Mob. Giada +39 342.16.59.695
pamela.maffioli@zebaki.it
giada.giordano@zebaki.it


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