THE SHADOW OF THE GODFATHER – Research for afilm
Di Giuseppe Schillaci (Italia/Francia 2015, 52 min)
The mafia, for someone sho is born in Sicily, is a shadow, something that stays with you since you’re born, but you don’t have a clear idea of what it is. The film is an intimate research around this shadow, form the personal story of the author, to analyse the stereotypes that identified the « Mafiosity » with the sicilian culture tout court. Looking for the origins of Cosa Nostra, we find the responsabilities of a corrupted economical and political system and we see many mythes of the mafia, from cinema to american emigration, from popular to religious beliefs, that addes confusion and ambiguity around it.
A co-production Zenit Arti Audiovisive and Stella Productions
Funded by: Mibact, Programma Sensi Contemporanei per il Cinema e l’Audiovisivo, Regione Siciliana – Assessorato Turismo Sport e Spettacolo – Ufficio Speciale per il Cinema e L’audiovisivo, Sicilia Film Commission, and Corsica Region.
Writtena and directed by Giuseppe Schillaci
Produced by Massimo Arvat and Dominique Tiberi
D.O.P.: Irma Vecchio
Editing: Massimiliano Minissale
Sound: Danilo Romancino
Production manager: Francesca Portalupi
Archives research: Domenico Rizzo
Sound design: Almendra Music
Original music: Gianluca Cangemi
Prix at Documentaria Noto 2016.
Sciacca Film Festival 2016.
G-local Film Festival of Turin 2017.
Presentation at aIstituto Italiano di Cultura of Paris (may 2017).