THERE IS A WOLF IN THE PARK OF THE KING [C’È UN LUPO NEL PARCO DEL RE]

Italy 2019 53 min Italian original version with English subtitles
German premiere

by Virginia Nardelli

DoP: Alessandro Drudi, Virginia Nardelli, Editors: Virginia Nardelli, Benedetta Valabrega, Music: Carlo Purpuram, Angelo Carnemolla, Manfredi D’Alessandro, Mauro Cirafisi, Production: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Producer: Alba Rovella

In Favorita Park, on the edge of Palermo, you’ll find a diverse assortment of characters. Kids outdoing one another with their dares, sex workers trading anecdotes to pass the time, dogs roaming through the underbrush. Then night falls, lending the place a fairy-tale-like quality. Virginia Nardelli explores this microcosm populated by people from different backgrounds and saturated in an almost mystical aura.

“Curious but respectful at all times, Virginia Nardelli’s final student film at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia is a steady-handed cinematic tribute to the protagonist of her Palermo park portrait.” (Amos Borchert, curator of the Focus on Italy)

Virginia Nardelli was born in Trento/Italy in 1991. In 2013, she graduated in Communication Design at the Polytechnic of Milano. In 2017, she co-directed an episode of the web-series HOUZAYFA’S ITEMS, produced by the Goethe Institute and shot in Istanbul. In 2019, she graduated in Documentary Filmmaking at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Palermo with THERE IS A WOLF IN THE PARK OF THE KING. Now she is part of the cultural association “La Bandita” based in Palermo, where she develops documentary projects with a collective of authors.

Awards: Movie People Award (Filmmaker Festival, Milan/Italy 2019)

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