CARLO GIULIANI, RAGAZZO
Fondazione Cinema nel Presente
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The film recounts Carlo Giuliani’s day of July 20 and, parallel to it, the July 20 of the march of the ‘disobedients’, or the ‘white overalls’, among whose ranks Carlo died.
An individual’s story is told in all its absolute concreteness, the friends he meets, the snack bar he goes to for a bite, the roll of scotch tape he picks up on the street; whereas a multitude’s story is told in all its epic tragedy, the night under the rain, the colossal preparation against the march, the advance behind shields, the attack of which the multitude was victim, the defense that gets organized.
Progressively, however, the story of an individual becomes the paradigm both human and political of a multitude, whereas that very multitude acquires the tenderness and oneness of an individual.
The point where the two entities meet, the face, the voice, and the words of Haidi Gaggio Giuliani, Carlo’s mother, who guides us through this double story.