LOVERS GOES INDUSTRY 2022
ORIGINAL TITLE: Tutti Uccidono
ENGLISH TITLE: Everybody Kills
DIRECTOR: Francesco Puppini
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Dispàrte
PRODUCERS: Alessandro Amato and Luigi Chimienti
RUNNING TIME: 18'
GENRE: Fiction, Drama
STATUS OF THE PROJECET: Development, Financing
Goals at Lovers Goes Industry: Funds, Co-producers, Sales Agents, Festival Screening
Virginia (2018) - Prod. Northern Film School - Narrative Fiction (winner of BFI Future Film Lab Award)
Emerging (2017) - Prod. Northern Film School - Narrative Fiction
Some Body (2017) - Prod. Northern Film School - Screendance (Winner of Best Student Work)
Show Home (2017) - Prod. Northern Film School - Narrative Fiction
Welcome to the Show (2016) - Prod. Northern Film School - Documentary
When Giacomo returns to his Italian hometown for the funeral of his assassinated brother, a stir of homophobic discrimination erupts the worst instincts of his former community.
After years of being away, Giacomo returns to his small village in Italy to participate in his brother Pietro's funeral, brutally murdered. The encounter with his family and the inhabitants of the town leads him to discover the truth about the killing's motive, but his presence soon becomes cumbersome. The suspicions and intolerance poured out on Pietro are now being addressed towards Giacomo, who will realize, once and for all, that he no longer belongs to the place he once called home.
Giacomo’s story was inspired by my homecoming to Italy after a few years in the UK. Because I was received with a very cold welcome from the people I was closer to, I wrote this story.
I found myself feeling diffidence and distanced as if something radical had changed in the way I used to relate with my peers. But I was the one that had changed. The time spent in a foreign land had been an opening experience for me, transformed me into a different person, respecting diversity of thinking and living, as well as sexual orientation and mental health.
The theme of the homecoming, intended as the search of the roots and the recession to a part of the self that he thought was forgotten, emerges when Giacomo meets the villagers after many years and becomes the heart of the story.
The clash with public opinion shows in the father’s sorrow, the sister-in-law’s insecurities and fears, the ambiguity and the discrimination of two strangers and it peaks in an environment of deep mental closure and spiritual birth, such as the one of a church. A point of no return.
In today’s context, the artistic value of this story can be found in the daily fight of the LGBTQ+ community against gender discrimination.
This community protects the personal choices of people in a world where it is still too difficult to feel safe. The film presents Giacomo’s point of view but also shows the point of view of a community where his brother’s killing happened and that struggles to move away from those old pre-established values. The uncertain scenario of the recurrent earthquakes and the killing, makes the community feel vulnerable, weak and unready to face new adversities.
Giacomo’s journey will be about finding out about these tragedies with the villagers to try and help them move on.
A graduate from the Northern Film School (UK), Francesco Puppini is an Italian-Swiss director crossing boundaries between factual and fiction.
His short Virginia (2018) won the BFI Future Film Lab Award, the ARRI Best Cinematography Award, the NFFTY Special Achievement for Best Acting and the MYllennium Award - MyFrame and was selected at many international festivals.
He attended a workshop run by Cristian Mungiu and is a former member of GoShort Campus 2019 and ShorTS Pitching Training 2020.
Alessandro Amato graduated in Production at the National Film School soon after his Master’s Degree in Law.
He further developed his profile through professional experiences in theatre, cinema and organizing cultural events. In 2015 he founded the film production company dispàrte.
He’s a voting member of the European Film Academy, a Berlinale Talents alumni and a member of EAVE.
Luigi Chimienti graduated in Cinema and then in Publishing before graduating in Production at the National Film School.
He produced feature films and shorts selected and awarded worldwide and is an EAVE, Midpoint and Maia Workshops alumni. Since 2019 he is a voting member of the
European Film Academy.
dispàrte is a boutique production company based in Rome, founded by Alessandro Amato and Luigi Chimienti.
Our name means “apart” and comes from the need to work out of the chorus together with both emerging and established talents, committing to carefully selected projects.
We dedicate to author-driven stories with a strong potential for co-production and international outreach, developing them through recognized workshops such as TFL, EAVE, LIM, MIDPOINT, MAIA and presenting them at major international markets and film festivals, such as Locarno and Venice.
Our slate of in-development projects currently includes features, shorts and series in coproduction with Chile, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, and France.