(A BIG LOVE)
|East Coast Premiere|
|Winner: BEST MALE ACTOR & FOUNDERS CHOICE NARRATIVE SHORT|
|Cast: ||Paolo Graziosi , Alessia Olivetti, Andrea Murchio, Ettore Scarpa, Franco Barbero, Elisabetta Arosio, Eugenio Gradabosco|
|Crew: ||Producers: Max Chicco - Screenwriters: Max Chicco/ Simona Rapello - Cinematography: Vittorio Anelli - Editing: Igor Mendolia - Music: Claudio Vernetti - Sound: Alessio Fornasiero - Production: a Meibi production - Costumes: Francesca Cibischino
It takes place in Torino in the not so distant future. Osvaldo Caforio is an old watchmaker, who is still in love with his wife Rosetta. One morning, as he is getting ready to go renew his identity card, he looks over the watches that need to be repaired. He picks one up in particular, a charm like one, and decides that this one will be his beloved's birthday gift. He leaves home. Arrived at the civil register's office, the attendant informs him that he can't renew his identity card because, according to the electronic system, he's dead. Osvaldo is at a loss and he doesn't know what to do. The representative informs him that he has to follow protocol 25/A: he has to be reborn! And that's exactly what happens. Osvaldo is reborn into the world and he finds himself in an infant's body!
Max Chicco (1968) grew up watching Happy Days on TV and Indiana Jones and Star Wars at the cinema. At the age of fifteen he began participating in all editions of Italy's Young Film Festival, producing a number of Super8 shorts and winning in 1994 with the documentary Il signor Rossi prese il fucile (Mr Rossi took up his gun), produced for the Rai 2 Tv programme, Mixer. In the meantime Max was enrolled at Turin University (studying Cinema History and Criticism) where he graduated with a thesis entitled Da Cabiria a 'Cinema Giovani'. Fare e vedere cinema a Torino (From Cabiria to 'Young Cinema. Making and watching films in Turin). In 1994 he obtained a diploma from Daniele Segre's School of Social Documentary Video, participating in the production of Crotone, Italia e Milano 30 luglio 1993 (Crotone, Italy and Milan July 30, 1993) for Rai 3. His professional career officially got underway in 1995 with the Meibi. Produzioni Audiovisive foundation, when he worked on Tv commercials for Martini & Rossi, Lovable, Lattes Editori and as a freelance director with RAI TV. Since 1998 he has been working freelance with Raisat in the dance, theatre, classical music and cinema sectors. But he certainly hasn't forgotten his first love: fiction films. In 1996 he took the first step every budding film-maker dreams of taking: filming in 35mm. LunedĂ¬ mattina (Monday morning) was presented at many festivals and won the New Proposals Award at the 48th Montecatini Terme International Festival and the Quality Award from Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage. This was followed by another 35mm film, Sospetto, Decibel e Topi d'albergo (Suspicion, Decibels and Hotel thieves). He lives in Turin, where Meibi is headquartered, but from time to time visits New York, the city where he obtained a Masters in Film Direction in 2000 from the New York Film Academy, winning the end-of-course 2001 International Internet Award with the work Chocolate and Flowers. He was in Manhattan on September 11, 2001 and the suffering and desolation of that experience led to the documentary Twin Towers: an American tragedy, a film shown at the Toronto Reel World Film Fest (April 4-8, 2001). The documentary was distributed by O2c, Los Angeles. In 2006 his first feature film "Saddam". In January 2013 he is selected as producer by the Biennale College with the “Yuri Esposito” project by Alessio Fava (Only 3 projects were selected out of 458) and he presented the film at the 70th Venice Film Festival,
The Stockholm Film Festival and the Torino Film Festival. In March 2015 the project “Sara e gli Altri” is selected by the Film Commission Piemonte in order to participate in the Piedmont co-networking initiative.
In October 2016 the project “Salon Olympia – Los Hermanos del Cine” is selected by Film Commission Piemonte in order to participate in the Piedmont co-networking initiative In France.