On Saturday 20 November in Florence the director Tommaso Landucci at the cinema La Compagnia will present the film dedicated to the sculptor Filippo Dobrilla
LUCCA. After the good result obtained at the Venice Film Festival with the selection at the Giornate Degli Autori, the documentary film “Caveman” by the young director from Lucca Tommaso Landucci, is back on sale within a beautiful and historic festival. The film will be screened during the opening of the Festival dei Popoli in Florence, a very important festival: the most important for documentaries in Italy and the oldest in Europe. The manager is Alessandro Stellino that this year a very important program has brought, among other things, a new film about the caves we are talking about: “The hole” by Michelangelo Frammartino, also in Venice in the main section of the competition, where he also won the special prize of the Jury.
The screening will take place on Saturday 20 November at 6 pm at the Florentine cinema «La Compagnia».
Furthermore, to deepen the figure of the protagonist of the Filippo Dobrilla, a lecture will be given by the historian of art and photography Anna Maria Amonaci entitled: «The sculpture of Filippo Dobrilla and the tradition of art in today’s visual expression».
The conference will be held at the La Compagnia cinema at 11 am on Saturday 20 November.
For Tommaso Landucci, 32, from Lucca, the son of two science teachers (Primo Landucci and Nicoletta Casentini) is the consecration of a dream pursued since childhood. Vola being a film director and his first film docufilm entitled – produced by Marco Visalberghi for DocLab (Golden Lion for “Sacro Gra” by Gianfranco Rosi) and by Ivan Madeo for Contrast Film – received unexpected acclaim at the Venice Days during the seventy-eighth edition of the Venice Film Festival.
It was a 2021 full of satisfactions for the young director from Lucca who, together with the German novelist Damiano Femfert, was a finalist of the Solinas 2021 prize, a sort of Strega prize for literature, which is awarded to the best film script.
“Caveman” was born in 2018 and is based on the true story of the Florentine sculptor-speleologist Filippo Dobrilla who carved a work at the bottom of a cave, the Saragato abyss on the Apuan Alps in the municipality of Minucciano, seven hundred meters deep. A naked man lying four and a half meters high entirely carved from a block of Carrara marble. Many were convinced that it was a legend, that it was not possible to make a statue similar to that depth. But Landucci wanted to touch with his hand. Thus, equipped with ropes, he went down with Dobrilla and documented the marvelous unique work in the world. Ten hours to descend and eighteen to rise to the surface. Dobrilla, during the two-year shoot, fell ill with cancer and disappeared within seven months. This documentary film therefore wants to be a tribute to the memory of a great free and passionate artist. The film, distributed by Deckert, was financed through the Mibac, the Toscana film commission, the Lazio Cinema International with the support of Filmcoopi, Rsi and Swiss funds.
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