|THE DUCK HUNTER|
(Il cacciatore di anatre)
|Cast: ||Francesca Botti, Giorgio Paltrinieri, Augusto Gatti|
|Crew: ||Cinematographer: Alessio Valori - Editing: Paolo Marzoni |
Year 1942. The front of the war is still far and in a little provincial town, between the south of Modena and the river Po, Mario and his friends live their youth free and easy. Each of them has his or her own dream to fulfill: Loris, the Casanova, hopes one day he'll manage to go to Paris. In the meantime he begins a relationship with Luisa, who's engaged to Archimede, a young fascist. Oreste the motorcyclist dreams of a new motorcycle. Gino is the village fool. He lives alone, with a canary and would like to become mayor. Mario is the only one to be married and has a daughter, Alice. He dreams of giving her an old piano, for her to study music, just like he would've loved to do as a child. But the coming of the war and the mishaps of life will very soon end up to overwhelm their destinies.
Egidio Veronesi is one of the founders of the Association "Novantaseidoci" of Massa Finalese (Modena), within which in 1996 he began writing and directing experimental performances of historical reconstruction, style "son et lumiere", integrated with acted parts and multimedia projections. He's been partner of the film production Blondie Production in Bologna for 2003 alongside which he produces some short movies which have received international prizes and awards (including Predateurs domestique 2003 and Car Jackin 2004 bythe French director Lars Blummers Dominique) and the film "Punk Love", directed by the American Nick Lyon (USA 2007 87min.) released in North America and Europe and winner of many prizes and awards in International Festivals (Moondance, Cinequest, Long Island, Longbaugh, RIIF-Roma, Drake international, Bejing film Festival). In 2006 he directed the medium "1953", (Italy, 30 min.) a fiction of parochialism acted in local dialect, presented incompetition at film shows and festivals. In 2008 he began working to his first film, "The duck hunter"(92 min.) finished on February 2011. All along he was involved in projects related to memory and the territory, collaborating with the Modena "AUSL" Hospital, producing films used in the testing of non-pharmacological therapies on Alzheimer's patients, whose results have been showed at major scientific conferences.