11/18/2018 22:00 – Caligari FilmBühne

Italy 2017 89 min original version with English subtitles
German premiere

by Sebastiano Mauri

Script: Sebastiano Mauri, Filippo Timi, DoP: Renato Berta, Editor: Osvaldo Bargero (A.m.c.), Susanna Scarpa (A.m.c.), Production: Palomar S.p.A., Producers: Carlo Degli Esposti, Nicola Serra, Cast: Filippo Timi, Lucia Mascino, Luca Santagostino, Sergio Albelli, Piera Degli Esposti

United States, the 50s. Amongst stuffed poodles, whiskey infused teas, sinful mambo lessons and threats of alien invasions, Mrs. Fairytale spends her days locked in her dream home and without a moment of breath. A surreal world where the aspirations and hopes of our characters take shape then collide, crash and finally come true. A dream, perhaps, where anyone can finally be who they want to be, but behind which hides another upsetting reality.

“Freedom is one of the cornerstones of this film. The freedom denied and then reconquered by the protagonist, the freedom to be what you are. But also, the freedom of keeping elements of the theatre play. FAIRYTALE is a film which is not a film in the traditional sense of the word. It is an artistic work which recalls certain films by François Ozon in which the theatrical setting is clearly expressed without the need to move the story to a realistic world.“ (domusweb.it)

Sebastiano Mauri graduated from NYU Film School and his short films won the Warner Brothers Award and the Martin Scorsese Post-Production Award. He studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and the Art Students League in New York. He is a published author and visual artist whose works have been exhibited in galleries around the world. FAIRYTALE is his directorial debut. Filippo Timi, his life partner and protagonist of FAIRYTALE, is also the writer and protagonist of the theatrical production which premiered in 2011 to great acclaim.

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