GORGONA (Italy/Usa 2022, 90′)
XXX X ottobre, ore XX.XX, Cinema Massimo, Sala X
Director, screenplay, photography: Antonio Tibaldi
Editing: Valentina Andreoli
Sound: Alessio Fornasiero, Todd Toon
Production: No Permits Produktions, GraffitiDoc
Distribution: Bloom Distribuzione
Gorgona prison-island, 19 miles from Livorno, is the last agricultural penal colony in Europe. On this piece of land, about 90 inmates undertake a re-educational path based on work, from tending livestock to activities in the fields. The only real resident is the elderly Luisa Citti, descendant of one of the families that populated the island in the 1800s. The film follows five prisoners in a world far away from everything, in a unique prison, in the middle of the sea.
Antonio Tibaldi (Sydney, Australia, 1961) is an Italian-Australian director who lives in New York. Since the 1990s, he has been working as director and screenwriter in Europe, Australia and North America. In 1991 he made his feature film debut with On My Own, which was presented at the Festival di Cinema Giovani (Youth Cinema Festival) of Turin. From that moment his filmography alternated between feature films, short-films, fiction films, documentaries on America, Asia and Africa, and works for television.
Filmography: American Wilderness (mm, 1988), On My Own (1991), Correre contro (1996), Little Boy Blue (1997), Claudine?s Return (1998), Lupo mannaro (2000), John Crawford, Helen Garber (doc., 2003), Tales from the Tsunami (doc., 2005), Los de la glorieta de los hongos (doc., 2007), Kino-Dream (cm, doc., 2008), Looking (cm, 2009), Pro-trusion (cm, 2011), [S]comparse (doc., 2011), Godka Cirka (cm, doc., 2013), Thy Father?s Chair (doc., 2015), We Are Living Things (2021), How She Didn?t Die (cm, 2022), Gorgona (doc., 2022).