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LA CONVOCAZIONE / The Call

LA CONVOCAZIONE / The Call

Italian citizens can be called to serve on juries for certain criminal cases: On the day before appearing for jury selection, they're randomly selected by a computer system. And so, one morning at 10 o'clock, 60 tense Italians take their place in a Court of Assizes that was, as one potential juror whispers, built under Mussolini. Their nervous questions, funny comments and discomfort are all brought together in a soft cacophony full of reflection on this civic duty. An infamous criminal case from 1974 and the judge's claim that no one needs to be scared of the mafia lend an extra dimension to this fascinating cinematic observation. (Slingshot Films)

Enrico Maisto
Born in Milan in 1988, he graduated in aesthetical philosophy from
the University of Milan. In 2008
 he took part as a trainee director in the shooting of the Marco Bellocchio movie “Vincere”, and produced the film’s behind-the-scenes documentary.

Film Selection: La Convocazione (The Call, 2017, doc) — Comandante (2014, doc)

Architecture & Society 2018

Enrico Maisto

Italy 2017
DCP / color
57 minutes
Italian
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jacopo Loiodice
Editing
Veronica Scotti, Valentina Cicogna
Sound
Simone Paolo Olivero
Cast
Anna Conforti, Fabio Tucci,
 Susi Bassi, Pasquale Magnifico, Valentina Milanaccio,
 Chiara Mangoni, Emanuele Marfoni, Daniela Migliacci
Producers
Riccardo Annoni

Trailer

Production

Start, Rai Cinema
World Sales

Slingshot Films

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Festival dei Populi Florence 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Kombi-Programm (74 min)
DUE / Two