It Was the Son is the story of the Ciraulos, a poor family from South Italy whose young daughter is mistakenly killed by the Mafia. As compensation, they receive a large amount of money from the State but this sudden richness will change their life in a completely unexpected way. –TIFF
Daniele Ciprì (Palermo, 1962) is an italian director, cinematographer and screenwriter, and was part of the duo Ciprì and Maresco. Along with is collegue Franco Maresco, he created and directed the cult TV series “Cinico TV”, aired on RAI3, as well as other programs like “I Migliori Nani della Nostra Vita” and “Ai Confini della Pietà”.
They’ve also directed three full lenght movies, which soon reached a cult status due to their iconoclastic nature: their second movie, “Totò che visse due volte” has been accused of blasphemy and it’s banned from italian television. Recently the duo split up, and both of the directors work with their own projects. He has cured the cinematography for the movies “La Pecora Nera” and “Vincere” and he’s now working as a director on a new project with Toni Servillo as the main actor.
Passo avanti rispetto al "Ritorno di Cagliostro". Film comico e spietato, grottesco e sgradevole come pochi, tant'è che il pubblico, almeno qui, non ride. Magari lo stesso che si compiace del cinismo sostanzialmente innocuo esibito da altri film, che però non fanno male. E poi, come al solito, lo stile conta.
A combination of two Italian films at the festival show different approaches to the search for an image for today of Italian people.
Daniele Ciprì, along with his long time companion Franco Maresco, has been an outcast of Italian cinema since the ‘80s. Due to the provocative vein of their works (Cinico Tv, Lo zio di Brooklyn, Totò… read review