The Adventures of Gigi the Law

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  • Greek Title Οι περιπέτειες του Τζίτζι
  • English Title The adventures of Gigi the Law
  • Original Title Gigi la legge
  • Year: 2022
  • Genre: Fiction Documentary
  • Country: Italy, France, Belgium
  • Duration: 102'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Alessandro Comodin
  • Cinematography: Tristan Bordmann
  • Editing: João Nicolau
  • Sound: Julien Courroye
  • Cast: Pier Luigi Mecchia, Ester Vergolini, Annalisa Ferrari, Tomaso Cecotto, Massimo Piazza
  • Production: Paolo Benzi - Okta Film
  • Co-production: Idéale Audience, Michigan Films
  • Awards: Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Λοκάρνο - Ειδικό Βραβείο της Επιτροπής / Locarno Film Festival - Special Jury Prize / Festival del cinema di Locarno - Premio speciale della giuria
  • Distinctions: Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Νέας Υόρκης, New York Film Festival, Festival del cinema di New York / Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Ντοκιμαντέρ Άμστερνταμ, IDFA - Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Festival Internazionale del Documentario Amsterdam
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Italian, Friulian
  • Format: DCP
  • Subtitles: Greek, English
  • Print Source: Shellac Films

Sunday, 22 October at 21:15

Gigi, a good-natured, contemplative policeman in a small village in northern Italy, spends his workdays making inquiries into minor infractions, checking on residents, listening to his car radio, and flirting with a pretty new colleague. Yet even in this uneventful town, there is a dark undercurrent of melancholy, indicated by a wave of recent suicides on the local train tracks. Facing this unexplainable suicide wave, Gigi starts investigating a strange world, between reality and fantasy, in which a garden is a jungle and where an ever-smiling policeman keeps his heart open to love.

Alsessandro Comodin was born in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a border town in northeast Italy, in 1982. He discovered the cinema thanks to Pasolini's dialect poetry. After post-graduate literature studies in Bologna, which brought him to Paris, he was admitted into the INSAS in Brussels. His feature SUMMER OF GIACOMO (2011) premiered at Locarno FF. His film HAPPY TIMES WILL COME SOON (2016) was selected for the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. His latest film THE ADVENTURES OF GIGI THE LAW (2022) received the Special Jury Prize at Locarno FF.

Lead actor Pier Luigi Mecchia in attendance



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