Habitat - personal notes
Habitat - personal notes

Habitat - personal notes

Director Emiliano Dante

Production year 2014

Length 55min.

Country Italy

SYNOPSIS

Habitat is a film about living in L’Aquila after the earthquake – therefore about the earthquake as everyday life and not as breaking news. It’s the story of three tent mates in one of the 2009 tent-camps. One, Alessio, was a squatter and became a real estate agent; the second, Paolo, owned apartments in the very center of the town and now, while he’s got nothing to rent anymore, he’s become a painter. Alessio lives with Gemma in a settlement totally destroyed by the earthquake; Paolo is about to become a father in a very unstable situation. The third tent mate is Emiliano, the director of the movie. He makes a documentary while experiencing the alienating reality of the C.A.S.E. settlements, the house built for the homeless by the Berlusconi Government after the earthquake. He faces with their being “non places”, places without identity, far from the town as well from the history and the culture of the place.

CAST & CREW

Emiliano Dante
Emiliano Dante

Director

Producer

Emiliano Dante

Script

Emiliano Dante

Director of Photography

Emiliano Dante

Music by

Emiliano Dante

Sound

Emiliano Dante

Edit

Emiliano Dante

Cast

Paolo De Felice, Alessio Di Giannantonio Emiliano Dante, Valentina Soccorsi, Gemma Giuliani, Roberta Lucrezi

Production company

Dansacro Digital Artisans

Emiliano Dante

Emiliano Dante teaches contemporary art history at the University of Cassino and in recent years has directed the Festival del documentario d’Abruzzo in Pescara. He initially studied photography and came to cinema after a multifarious artistic pathway which includes painting, writing, theatre and music. He debuted as a director in 2003 with the series of shorts The Home Sequence Series, which focuses on the physical and symbolic places of his home. After other shorts, he made the documentary Into the Blue (2009), presented at the Torino FF, and the feature-length fiction movie Limen (2012).


Filmography

The Home Sequence Series (2003), Payphones (2006), Into the Blue (2009), Limen (2012), Habitat - Personal Notes (2014).

FILMS 2016