(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).
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 2017 Max Chicco directed A Big Love with Paolo Graziosi. He won two award at Queens World Film Festival.and several Festivals around the world. A Big Love has been written by Simona Rapello, his wife.
In 2020 Max came back to QWFF with The Factory, a feature film very special because the movie is about a real story narrated through very fiction storytelling.