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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

San Michele Aveva Un Gallo

Fortnight 1972, Feature film, 90'

Synopsis

Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.

Directors

Paolo Taviani

Paolo Taviani studied liberal arts at the University of Pisa, becoming interested in the cinema after seeing Roberto Rossellini’s Paisà (1946). After writing and directing short films and plays with his brother Vittorio, he made his first feature in 1962. The brothers have continued to work together ever since, with each directing alternate scenes with the other watching but never interfering.

Vittorio Taviani

Vittorio Taviani studied law at the University of Pisa, becoming interested in the cinema after seeing Roberto Rossellini’s Paisà (1946). After writing and directing short films and plays with his brother Paolo, he made his first feature in 1962. The brothers have continued to work together ever since, with each directing alternate scenes with the other watching but never interfering.

Cinzia Bruno
Daniele Dublino
Francesco Sanvilli
Giulio Brogi
Giuseppe Scarcella
Lorenzo Piani
Marcello Di Martire
Renato Cestiè
Renato Niccolai
Renato Scarpa
Samy Pavel
Sergio Serafini
Stefano Guerrieri
Virgina Ciuffini
Vito Cipolla
Vittorio Fanfoni

Screenplay
Paolo e Vittorio Taviani

Image
Mario Masini

Prod : Ager Film
Via Donizzetti 10
Rome Italie

Title in Original Version : Saint Michel Avait Un Coq