The Sad Life of Magician

original title:

La triste vita del mago

cast:

Francesco d’Antonio, Chicco Paglionico, Emanuele Calonico, Antonella Valitutti, Vincenzo Comunale, Andrea Monetti

cinematography:

Francesco Paglioli, Vito Montesano

set design:

Chiara Pepe

costume design:

Chiara Pepe

music:

Lorenzo Maffia

production:

Unitalia

country:

Italy

year:

2020

film run:

13'40"

format:

colour

status:

Ready (27/07/2020)

festivals & awards:

  • Interfilm - Berlin International Short Film Festival 2020: Reality Bites
  • Festival Internazionale Inventa un film 2020: Special mention
  • ‘O ‘mbruoglio into ’o lenzuolo - Rural film festival 2020: First prize
  • State Akorti 2020: Best short
  • Capri Movie Festival 2020: Special Mention
  • Salerno in CORTOcircuito 2020: Vitruvio Entertainment Prize
  • Night of comedy shorts 2021: Best Director
  • Sicily Short League 2020: Official Selection
  • Villammare Festival Film&Friends 2020: Official Selection
  • Corto e a Capo 2020: Official Selection
  • Corti in Cortile, il cinema in breve 2020: Finalist
  • Cortocircuito – Savigliano FIlm Festival 2020: Official Selection
  • Festival del cinema di Castelvolturno 2020: Official Selection
  • Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno 2020: Official Selection
  • LIFF - Colpo d'occhio - Lamezia International Film Fest 2020: Official Selection
  • International Film Festival di Rivoli 2020: Official Selection

Mariano Astuzzi was a magician, a true magician. A life tormented by the inability to control his magic. His strength was his weakness. Mariano disappeared a few years ago. This documentary traces his life.