IFFC: The Gospel According to Mattei + Q&A (15)
Italy/2017/80 mins/15/subs Dir: Antonio Andrisani and Pascal Zullino. With Flavio Bucci, Ludovica Modugno, Pascal Zullino, Antonio Andrisani, Enrique Irazoqui.
In this redemptive story, a cynical director returns to Italy, looking for cinematic success. His project entitled “The Gospel according to Mattei” is inspired by a 1964 film masterpiece by Pier Paolo Pasolini, which was primarily shot in the town of Matera. His protagonist in the documentary film is Franco Gravela, an elderly gentleman who participated in Pasolini’s film as a young man and has dreamed of being an actor ever since.
Followed by Q&A with the two directors and Flavio Bucci.