23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

The Adventures of Gigi the Law

Alessandro Comodin

Italy / France / Belgium
2022, 102'

COMPETITION Gigi’s life doesn’t differ much from day to day, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a routine full of delight. This, however, is shaken when events with a bitter, sinister aftertaste begin to taint the charming landscape. Two suicides, a police investigation and the occasional burst into song show a pleasant community with one foot between reality and fantasy.

In this playful and luminous film, Alessandro Comodin follows Gigi, a rural policeman who controls traffic in a small village in northern Italy and who is also the director’s uncle. 

The film constructs a device that allows its protagonist to unfold widely, joyfully and generously, sharing from the most concrete and routine of his life to the most fantastic and imaginary. For a large part of the film, the spectator enters as a third party in his patrol car, enjoying the conversation between the filmic device and Gigi’s deeply fabulous and inventive verbiage, which always keeps us between bewilderment and seduction. 

Gigi la legge thus functions as a portrait of life in a small town that goes beyond the commonplaces and laconicism and opens up to all its little wonders and mysteries, however disturbing and macabre they may be. (Vanja Milena)

Silvestre

SCREENINGS

April 30, Sunday, 22:00 (102')

Culturgest, Small Auditorium • C.312

May 06, Saturday, 21:45 (102')

Fernando Lopes Cinema • C.315

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
Gigi la legge
LANGUAGE
Italian / Friulian
SUBTITLES
Portuguese / English
SCRIPT
Alessandro Comodin
CAST
Pier Luigi Mecchia, Ester Vergolini, Annalisa Ferrari, Tomaso Cecotto, Massimo Piazza
PHOTOGRAPHY
Tristan Bordmann
SOUND
Julien Courroye
EDITING
João Nicolau
PRODUCER
Paolo Benzi
PRODUCTION
Okta Film, Idéale Audience, Michigan Films

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