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Original title: L'Uomo delle Caverne

Directed by: Tommaso Landucci

Produced by: Marco Visalberghi (Doclab, Italy), Ivan Madeo (Contrast Film, Switzerland), Dario Zonta (creative producer)

Country of production: Italy, Switzerland

Runtime: 90'

Expected release: September 2020

Budget: €300,000 (83% in place)

1st feature: 1st feature

Looking for: Sales agent, Pre-buys, distributors, broadcasters, interest of festivals


It has been almost thirty years since Filippo Dobrilla started to sculpt a giant male nude into the marble of a cave 650 metres deep. This almost inaccessible place has protected his secret juvenile passion for a man. The discovery of a cancer radically changes his lifestyle, obliging Filippo to face his unresolved tragedy. He is pushed back into darkness, but this time there is no way to get back to light.

Director’s profile: 

Tommaso Landucci graduated at the C.S.C. in Rome, the Italian National Cinema School. He worked as an assistant director for Claudio Giovannesi (Alì Blue Eyes) and Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash). During this experience he met director James Ivory, who became his mentor and his first artistic reference. He is currently working on two different projects: his first documentary film Caveman and his feature film The Levitants, executive produced by James Ivory.