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LA VITA IN COMUNE / The Ark Of Disperata

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)

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
DCP / color
110 minutes

Giorgio Giannoccaro
Andrea Facchini
Valentino Giannì
 Giuseppe D ́Amato,
 Antonio Giannantonio,
 Dario Calvari, Francesco Albertelli, Marco Saitta
Mirko Lodedo
Gustavo Caputo, Antonio Carluccio, Claudio Giangreco,
 Celeste Casciaro
Gustavo Caputo, Edoardo Winspeare, Alesssandro Contessa



Saietta Film, Rai Cinema
World Sales


Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2017