PIROETTA Presents

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a feature film directed by BERARDO CARBONI

with

MATILDA DE ANGELIS (Matilde), ALESSANDRO HABER (Ernesto) and DONATELLA FINOCCHIARO (Laura)

with ANTOINE-OLIVIER PILON as HIRO

PAMELA VILLORESI (Fausta), LINA BERARDI (Anna), FEDERICO ROSATI (Riccardo), PAOLO SASSANELLI (Roberto De Galitiis), LUCA LIONELLO (Don Fulvio)

Director: BERARDO CARBONI
Screenplay: Berardo CARBONI, Alioshia MASSINE, Marco BERARDI, Marco

GREGANTI, Dino GIARUSSO

Cast:
MATILDA DE ANGELIS (Matilde), DONATELLA FINOCCHIARO (Laura),

ALESSANDRO HABER (Ernesto) with ANTOINE-OLIVIER PILON (as Hiro)
and PAMELA VILLORESI (Fausta), LINA BERARDI (Anna), FEDERICO ROSATI (Riccardo), PAOLO SASSANELLI (Roberto De Galitiis), LUCA LIONELLO (Don Fulvio)

Original Soundtrack by Plaid and Mara Carlyle Digital Animation by L&C

DOP: Alberto Marchiori – Editor: Marco Spoletini – Scenography: Maria Teresa Padula – Costume designer: Ilze Fula Adumane – Make-up: Sarah Iannelli – Sound: Alessandro Bianchi – Color: Leonardo Siniscalco – Artistic Collaborator: Camilla Caré

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18-year-old Matilde makes money by stripping online. But she has a special place out of her drab real life, a parallel online universe.

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Synopsis:

18-year-old Matilde lives a bleak life with her senile grandmother and her

mother, Laura, who is crushed by debts and struggling with no success to find away to make a better life for her and her family.

Matilde does not know about her mother’s debts, but copes with her life thanksto her online avatar from utopian universe Landing, a multiplayer online role-playing game where “she” hangs out with special friend, Hiro. She has also

found an easy way to make money independently: online video chat stripping shows.

Ernesto, instead, is a wealthy bourgeois; a pharmacy owner who runs away away from his work and to his wife, with role-playing hookers with whom his money and obsession with sex and possession, create a parallel world of seduction, submission and vice. One day, Laura is forced to reveal her debts to Matilde, who has a plan for a solution, that will unexpectedly involve Ernesto…

A contemporary tale that mixes neorealism with machinima, drama with fantasy, despair with hope.

DIRECTOR:

Berardo Carboni was born in Atri, Italy in 1975. Graduate in jurisprudence, he has a PhD in “civil problems of the human being”. As scriptwriter and director, he has made shorts and documentaries, including Roma in Quel Niente, a documentary about Federico Caffè with Giorgio Ruffolo, Valentino Parlato and Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. Since 2000 he has been working with Lara Favaretto on the making of videos for the art circuit that have been awarded in contexts such as “Furla Prize” “MomaP.S. 1 studio program”.
Together with Favaretto, he also worked in 2003 on the TV film Buco Nell’Acqua, a docudrama with Sandra Milo, produced by Kublakhan for Mediatrade.

From 2005 until 2008, he produced and directed the project-film Shooting Silviowhich was produced by popular subscription. It was selected and awarded at film festivals including Roma, Annecy, Tiburon, Kiev. He won the best director prize at the Gallio Film Festival. From 2009 until 2010, he worked on Vola Vola, an experimental film entirely shot in a virtual reality. After having been presented to Geode of Paris, it was screened at a number of international Festivals and art forums and has been studied by critics and researchers. In 2012 he directed Euros, a feature documentary that tells the story of three activists from the occupied Valle Theatre who decide to leave Rome to travel around the Europe of crisis and resistances. In 2014 he founded the production company “Piroetta”. Since 2015, he has also directed and produced, with the company European Alternatives, “Talk Real”, a European nomadic talk show for the web. Youtopia is his second feature film.

FESTIVALS

Montreal World Film Festival 2018 – Focus on World Cinema – International Premiere.

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