From the Planet of the Humans
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Original title: Dal Pianeta Degli Umani
Directed by: Giovanni Cioni
Produced by: Enrica Capra (GraffitiDoc, Italy)
Country of production: Italy, Belgium, France
Expected release: August, 2021
Production stage: Post-production
Budget: €289,105 (100% in place)
Looking for: Festivals, sales agents, distributors, buyers
A location scouting in the silence of the Ventimiglia border, between Italy and France, becomes a fantastic fairy tale, told by a choir of frogs, in which a scientist experiences a rejuvenation treatment with monkey testicles. Doctor Voronoff did exist, in the 1920s his fame was worldwide. His villa is situated above the border that migrants try to cross – silently – as if they should not exist.
Giovanni Cioni, «filmmaker of the invisible», lives between Brussels, Paris, Lisbon, Naples and Tuscany. Among his films, selected and awarded at prestigious international festivals: NON È SOGNO (2019) – premiered at Locarno official selection, Special Mention of the International Jury and Lo sguardo dell’altro Award at Festival dei Popoli; VIAGGIO A MONTEVIDEO (2017) – premiered at Cinéma du Réel, Mostra del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro; DAL RITORNO (2015) – Cinéma du Réel, Biografilm, Filmmaker, Trieste Film Festival; PER ULISSE (2013) – premiered at Vision du Réel, Best Film international competition and Cinema Italiano Award at Festival dei Popoli; GLI INTREPIDI (2012) – premiered at Giornate degli Autori – 69° Mostra del Cinema di Venezia; IN PURGATORIO (2009) – Audience Award at Festival dei Popoli, Patrimoine de l’Immatériel Award at Cinéma du Réel, Bellaria, SalinaDocFest.
Founder and CEO of Graffiti Doc, established in Torino in 2004, and more recently co-founder of Tag Film, set up in Paris in 2019, ENRICA CAPRA has produced and coproduced award-winning documentaries for the international market, both for TV and for theatrical release, selected at international festivals, and distributed all over the world.
Among her latest productions, ONE MORE JUMP by Emanuele Gerosa was recipient of the Prix Europa 2020 for Best Documentary, and winner of three awards at PriMed 2020, after being selected at Festa del Cinema of Rome, Festival dei Popoli and Visions du Réel, and awarded at international festivals.
Among her past productions, DUST. THE GREAT ASBESTOS TRIAL (2011), THY FATHER’S CHAIR (2015), ANOTHER ME (2016) and COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2018) all selected and awarded at prestigious international festivals.