La vita in comune

The Ark of Disperata

Life moves slowly in the little village of Disperata (Apulia). Slowly like the slug in the first shot of The Ark of Disperata. Two bicycles, ridden by a pair of idiots heading to a petrol station, barge into this pastoral scene which ends in the death of a charming German shepherd. Later on, Pati, one of the two attackers, reflects with regret on this petty murder in his prison cell. From the beginning of the film, you quickly realise that Winspeare chooses a light tone for characters that are a bit out of the ordinary: This is a calculated decision to create a world that has its paradoxical aspects in reality as well. Welcome to the South. (Camillo de Marco, Cineuropa)

Director's Biography
Edoardo Winspeare – Film Selection: La vita in commune (The Ark of Disperata, 2017) — In grazia di Dio (Quiet Bliss, 2014) — Sotto il celio azzurro (A School with a View, 2009, doc) — Galantuomini (Brave Men, 2008) — Il Cammino (The Journey, 2004, short) — Il miracolo (The Miracle, 2003) — Sangue Vivo(Live Blood, 2000) — Pizzicata (1996) — L’ultimo Gattopardo (1991, doc) — San Paolo e la Tarantola (1990, doc) — Una breve storia di una toilette (A Toilette’s Short Story, 1989, short)
Tribute 2018
Edoardo Winspeare
Italy 2017
110 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Edoardo Winspeare, Alessandro Valenti
Cinematography Giorgio Giannoccaro
Editing Andrea Facchini
Sound/Sounddesign Valentino Giannì, Giuseppe D ́Amato, Antonio Giannantonio, Dario Calvari, Francesco Albertelli, Marco Saitta
Music Mirko Lodedo
With Gustavo Caputo, Antonio Carluccio, Claudio Giangreco,
 Celeste Casciaro
Producer(s) Gustavo Caputo, Edoardo Winspeare, Alesssandro Contessa
Saietta Film, Rai Cinema
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2017