November 8th, La Paz, Bolivia.
Day of the skulls. Amnésia is back for the last time. She walks through the city, along the cemetery to the Valley of the Souls. Someone follows her steps.
with Alejandra Lanza, Nicóle Iturriaga written & directed by Giacomo Cesari score Marco Fagotti photgraphy/cut Giacomo Cesari voice Alejandra Lanza assistant director Livet Tibisay sound design Marco Fagotti / Giacomo Cesari production support Paolo Soravia, Clandestino Films, Eddy Vasquez photo cover Alvaro Gumucio Lì -Italia / Bolivia-
SOULYMPICS from CARBONIFEROUS, ZU (Ipecac, 2009)
with Felix Augusto Quadros and Freddy Quispe Salines written and directed by Giacomo Cesari director of photography Peter Scalettar animations John Fitzgerlad edited by Giacomo Cesari produced by Paolo Soravia, Giacomo Cesari executive production Donald K. Ranvaud production support Felix Augusto Quadros Fernando Cwilich
bass Massimo Pupillo saxophone Luca T. Mai drums Jacopo Battaglia vocals Mike Patton
+ MILANO FILM FESTIVAL Italy, 2009
+ Hybride Screening Venue Lille, France
+ A-ONE Russian Music TV Channel
Marzo, Aprile 2011: Lorenzo e la sua band allestiscono lo spettacolo di ORA.
con Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini / Saturnino Celani basso / Riccardo Onori chitarra / Franco Santarnecchi tastiere / Christian Rigano sintetizzatori / Leo Di Angilla percussioni / Gareth Brown batteria / realizzato e diretto da Giacomo Cesari prodotto da Paolo Soravia con la collaborazione di Marco Sorrentino, Edy Campo, Lucia Angelici, Gerry Di Pirro, Giorgio Ioan, Sergio Pappalettera, Giancarlo Sforza, Carlo Zoratti, Marco Mucig, Francesca Valiani
A merchant crosses the old continent to deliver the goods. The encounter with a population of survivors renders the journey a process of transmutation and the merchant arrives to other destination.
Serendipity is a propensity for making fortunate discoveries while looking for something unrelated.
written, directed and cut by Giacomo Cesari with Felix Augusto Quadros, Freddy Quispe Salines & Julian Huanca, Salvador Mamani, Reinald Gomez, Magdalena Mamani, Santiago Guardia, Victoria Yujra original score Zu - Jacopo Battaglia - Luca T. Mai - Massimo Pupillo + Orc from Carboniferous, Zu /Ipecac/ director of photography Peter Scalettar photo animations John Fitzgerald voice http://vozme.com/ produced by Paolo Soravia, Donald K. Ranvaud production assistant Fernando Cwilich technical support Andrea Ferro audio consultant Francisco Paco Aguilar at Studio Final Aspiazu, La Paz, Bolivia -Italia / Bolivia-
”Circus is an unique form of live performance in which there are no rules. The integration of new ideas or artistic expressions is essential in order to create good contemporary work and to stimulate emotions. I believe that essence af all good work is to be found in the performance, in the phisicality, originality and inventiveness, poetry and humor. I enjoy the clash of cultures. I use rythm/fast beats in all my work alongside layers of imagery and strong use of contrast to switch emotions, like a film score.”
Pierrot BIDON, legendary circus director at Les Studio de Cirque de Marseille
with John Kamikaze, Ricardo Chavoya, Pascalima Kamikaze, Robin Fonteyne directed by Giacomo Cesari produced by Donald K. Ranvaud, John Kamikaze and Giacomo Cesari supported by Buena Onda Films, Les Studio de cirque de Marseille and Les Kamikazes Circus Company original music composed by Christoph Ruhles photography, editing, sounds Giacomo Cesari -Italy / Scotland / France / Mexico-
+ premio Avanti! TORINO FILM FESTIVAL Italia, 2006
+ Special Mention at BINATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Ciudad Juarez/El Paso, MexUSA, 2006
+ TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL Finland, 2007
+ ARCIPELAGO FILM FESTIVAL Roma, Italy, 2007
+ ROMA DOC. FILM FESTIVAL Italy, 2007
+ IMAGO FILM FESTIVAL Portugal, 2007
+ MIAMI UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL USA, 2007
+ broadcasted by FUORI ORARIO Rai3 Italia, 2007
+ screened at TAORMINA Film Festival Campus, Italy 2008
”Beautiful mystical film with an alienating effect about a shoeshine who goes looking for his chopped off foot in the mountains of Bolivia.”
ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL 09
+ ROTTERDAM Film Festival, 2009
+ TORINO FILM FESTIVAL Italy 2008
+ ZERO FILM FESTIVAL Los Angeles, USA 2009
+ special mention AMALIA de GALLARDO Film Festival La Paz, Bolivia 2008
+ Seattle, WA & Northwest Film Forum, Portland; USA 2009
ZERO FILM FESTIVAL USA WEST COAST TOUR
+ 6 de Agosto Movie Theatre La Paz Bolivia 30 June 2009
a short by Giacomo Cesari with Diego Ortiz & Daniel Larrazabal, Enrique Denáme, Ricardo Selaes Quispe, José Mamani, Ovidio Ayma, Grober López, Rodrigo Tangara, Alejo Coque, Raúl Luna, Enrique Díaz León, José Antonio Ambrocio Mamani, Berno Catorzano, Oligario Aguayo, Lustrabotas 1, Lustrabotas 2, Lustrabotas 3, Lustrabotas 4 written and directed by Giacomo Cesari director of photography John Fitzgerald music Marco Fagotti with Alejandra Lanza editing Giacomo Cesari choirs Alejandra Lanza musics played by Marco Fagotti sound design Marco Fagotti, Giacomo Cesari art direction Judy Rojas artistic and production support Paolo Soravia, Donald K. Ranvaud artistic production Alejandra Lanza field producers Guely Moratò, Elizabet Salazar assistant operator Ronald Rospigliosi assistant art director + live rec sounds + pics Andrea ‘Negra’ Peralta transport Carlos Gandarillas audio post-production Metamusiclab screenplay translation and revisions Cosmo Cardozo a special thanks to Alexis Camacho, Katy Loayza, ALPHRA JR. Asociacion de lustracalzados de El Prado de La Paz, Bolivia, Teatro Invisible, LA FABRICA ESCUELA DE CINE, COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA, Roberto Lanza, Diego Antezana, Cosmo Cardozo, Anomolo Records -Italia / Bolivia-