Don’t ask us for words

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Don’t ask us for words (Non chiederci la parola)

Don’t ask us for words (Non chiederci la parola)

original title:

Non chiederci la parola

directed by:


Toni Servillo


set design:






film run:



HD - colour


Ready (17/07/2008)

festivals & awards:

Angels and Women-Madonnas full of light, “lips bursting with tenderness and love as if poetry could ascend into Heaven. The grain has a delicate, shiny mountain colour. Frescos going through the vibrant greatness and joyful delight of details. Marvellous beasts that are the clear signs of Gaudenzio’s bestiary. Mountain people, people coming from the most scattered, far-away places in a simple, powerful image of themselves. Gaudenzio climbs up and goes further down, turning into a bricklayer, bringing us back the humble, unpretentious, familiar sense of an artisan familiarity of the three chapels: of Nativity, of the Visit of the Shepherds, of the Visit of the Magi. And all the time Tazio has in front of himself the colours of his valley, the whites of the glaciers, the blues and the pinks of the snows; the blacks of the cliffs; the rocks, the shrubs growing there, clung in desperation; the slim trunks, the leather of the saddlebags; the fingers; the teeth; the eyes; the eyes gazing, searching, fearing, invoking, protesting, asking. And then, some more and always certain mountain flowers : aquilegias, lilies, thistles, cyclamens…” (Giovanni Testori)