BOCCA DEL LUPO

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LA BOCCA DEL LUPO

Mouth of the Wolf, The

Pietro Marcello
I, 2009
Documentaries, 66min, OmeU

LA BOCCA DEL LUPO

Pietro Marcello
I, 2009
Documentaries, 66min, OmeU

Cast: 
Mary Monaco
Mary
Enzo Motta
Enzo
Screenplay: 
Pietro Marcello
Sound: 
Emanuele Vernillo
Camera: 
Pietro Marcello
Editor: 
Sara Fgaier
Composer: 
ERA (Sänger: Vincenzo Motta
Mary Monaco)

Production: 
Indigo Film, L’Avventurosa Film, RAI Cinema, Babe Films
World Sales: 
MK2
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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Vintage images of a city on the decline are woven into the story of a couple separated for decades by prison bars in La bocca del lupo. This hauntingly beautiful, practically uncategorizable film by Pietro Marcello takes the story of jailbird Enzo and his transsexual partner Mary.
Pietro Marcello invests the pair’s story with a reflection on the shifting fate of Genoa, a once-flourishing city with an impressive artistic and industrial heritage that fell into decline during the 20th century. Through material ranging from 1920’s homemovies to scenes of massive ship launches and dynamited machinery, Marcello pays a mournful tribute to the city’s degeneration. Its fortunes are compared with those of shipwrecked survivors – a comparison that also fits Enzo and Mary.
Marcello’s images are unselfconsciously poetic, often caught at the exact moment when sunlight brings out the richness in every hue. The soundtrack, too, is confidently layered, incorporating offscreen voices, narration, music and direct sound in ways that draw viewers in and keep them there.(Jay Weissberg)

In the presence of Pietro Marcello.