The shadow of the Godfather (2016)

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in [:it]Cinema e Televisione[:en]Cinema and Television [:fr]Cinéma et Télévision[:]


THE SHADOW OF THE GODFATHER – Research for a film

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).