Non ho l’età, Olmo Cerri, Switzerland, Italy, 2017, 93′
Documentary o.v. Italian, German, French, subtitles Italian/English
April 27th, 2018, 9 pm, Ridotto del Teatro Comunale di Vicenza
In 1964 sixteen-year-old Italian singer Gigliola Cinquetti won the Sanremo Festival with her song “Non ho l’età” (I’m not old enough) and she became very popular among thousand Italians who had emigrated to Switzerland. They venerated her and sent her letters in which they shared hopes, dreams, solidarity, but also talked about the xenophobia and exploitation they had suffered. Four of these letters talk about Carmela, Father Gregorio, Gabriella and Lorella, who share their own memories in this documentary film.
Olmo Cerri (1984) attended the International Conservatory for Audiovisual Sciences in Lugano. He directed several documentary films that have been screened in many European film festivals and broadcast on the Swiss public broadcasting organisation RSI, among which Al film dal Nicolín, Volo in ombra, Una vita sul carrozzone, Plinio Romaneschi: l’uomo volante. He collaborates with RSI as an author and director.
Director Olmo Cerri
Storyline and Screenplay Olmo Cerri, Simona Casonato
Cinematography Giacomo Jaeggli
Sound and Sound Editing Adriano Schrade
Editing Kathri Pluess
Music Victor Hugo Fumagalli
Cast Carmela Schipani and Pantaleone Macrina, Maria and Gabriella Brasson, Lorella Previero, Don Gregorio Montillo
Production Amka Films SA in coproduction with RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, Associazione REC, Tempesta Film, Italy
Producers Tiziana Soudani (Amka Films), Silvana Bezzola (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera), Adriano Schrade (REC), Carlo Cresto-Dina (Tempesta)
Festival (selection) Vision du Reél, Visioni dal Mondo, Solotuhrner Film Tage, Montreal Film Festival, Visioni Fuori Raccordo
Social media https://www.facebook.com/nonholeta.ch/