(ANSA) – TURIN, NOVEMBER 26 – “With this film I finally took to the streets in my Naples which also in its name, as Nuova Polis, recalls New York. Two large cities where the underground is strong and certainly not the mainstream” . This is how Marco D’Amore talks about NAPOLI MAGICA, a special event at the cinema on 5, 6 and 7 December distributed by Vision Distribution, and presented today as a preview out of competition at the 40th edition of the Turin Film Festival.
Half docu and half fiction, the film is a spontaneous journey through Naples among its many mysteries, its many tragedies, and above all its popular culture ready to absorb everything without ever becoming contaminated.
In NAPOLI MAGICA , a Sky Original film, produced by Sky and Mad Entertainment in collaboration with Vision Distribution and with the subject and screenplay by D’Amore and Francesco Ghiaccio, we find ourselves in its backgrounds, excavated over three thousand years, to listen to ghosts and voices of the dead. We then go to the Fontanelle cemetery, to Castel dell’Ovo, to the esoteric chapel of the Veiled Christ, to the Catacombs of San Gaudioso and then myths and traditions are told from the siren Parthenope, to the munaciello, up to the souls pezzentelle and Pulcinella.
“MAGICAL NAPLES – underlines D’Amore in Turin – is a film without grammar, it has no genres, for me any type of language is valid, even horror, I love a cinema without chains”. This city continues D’Amore, Ciro Di Marzio in the television series GOMORRA: “It has a strong cultural identity. If you talk to a ten-year-old child you discover that he knows very well who Edoardo De Filippo is, for example. Naples for me instead it was also exile, I left at eighteen and returned at thirty to make GOMORRAH. I told them the black story of this city while in this one the story in all its complexity”.
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