A family of modern cowboys, in order to make their farm resilient to the
effects of the climate crisis, decides to use cattle to regenerate soils but is
forced to reckon with the promises of high finance and defend themselves
from the attack of violent predators.
Written by Michele Cinque and Francesca Marciano
Directed by Michele Cinque
Cinematography by Michele Cinque
Field recording Alessandro Leonardi and Giandomenico Petillo
Edited by Piero Lassandro
Produced by Lazy Film & Flute Film
Produced by Gautier Gras, Christopher Zwickler and Michele Cinque
Supported By Lazio Cinema International
A cocky favela boy given away by his own piss, the last delirium
of an extremely powerful man, a visionary homeless tramp facing
the unexpected, the twist in a very rich woman’s life and two
lecherous undertakers driven by hate, all of them changing the
paths of each other’s lives.
Produced by Lazy Film, Archimede, Ziga Filmes(BR) and Tambellini Filmes(BR)
Produced by Matteo Garrone, Flavio Tambellini
Directed by Attilio Caselli and Michele Cinque
Opera Palermo is a film about the life and the artistic world of the last great representative of the cunto and the opera of the pupi siciliani: Mimmo Cuticchio. As he approaches his 80th birthday, the great Sicilian artist now recognized as an intangible heritage of mankind by Unesco, opens the secret box of his autobiographical memories, interweaving them with the myths and legends of his hometown Palermo, giving life to a phantasmagorical and picaresque tale that constitutes a precious legacy of his multiform artistic activity. The film, through a mixture of artistic techniques from oral tales
on stage, to documentary filming of the hidden corners of Palermo, to graphic animations, is configured as a fantastic adventure among the city’s founding myths with its inimitable artistic and existential parable.
Produced by Lazy Film
Written by Mimmo Cuticchio and Michele Cinque
Directed by Michele Cinque
The documentary film Iuventa relates the events of a crucial year in the lives of a group of young Europeans all involved in different ways in the Jugend Rettet humanitarian project, starting from the first voyage of the Iuventa ship in the Mediterranean Sea to the heavy accusations that led to the seizure of the vessel more than a year later. The backbone of the narration is the ship’s first trip out to sea: setting sail from Malta, she comes back to La Valletta after 15 days offshore, having saved the lives of over 2,000 people. After the first mission the film takes us to Berlin and in Italy in the months following the first voyage, through the winter time when the future of the Jugend Rettet is discussed. The film, precisely because of the particularly young age of its protagonists, becomes the tale of a sort of training period: finding themselves at the forefront of this horror and death, and conscious of the vastness and complexities of the correlated socio-political problems, these youngsters start having doubts about the sense of the whole project which, it appears, determines in some way the loss of their innocence.
A film by Michele Cinque
Sound Design and Mix
Production Consultant Italy
Translations and Editing Coordination
Charlotte Marie Kretschmer
Quand On Sera Seuls
Quand on sera Seuls è un film-esperimento che coniuga in forme insolite i linguaggi dell’arte. Ambientato in un futuro distopico in cui la gran parte del regno animale e vegetale si è estinta e quel che rimane dell’umanità sopravvive in piccoli gruppi isolati, il film racconta la storia di un gruppo di sopravvissuti. I protagonisti, che hanno perso il linguaggio per come lo conosciamo, parlano per citazioni legate alla scienza dell’evoluzione, all’etologia, alla filosofia e alla letteratura (con testi da Darwin, a Lorenz, Materlinck, Ovidio e Derrida) e tentano di mandare dei messaggi radio sperando che qualcuno li ascolti. Il vuoto esistenziale lasciato dalla scomparsa del mondo animale produce dei cambiamenti nei sopravvissuti, i loro corpi e i loro istinti si trasformano, ritrovando la propria natura animale. Con malinconia a tratti ironica I protagonisti si ritrovano a impersonare l’alterità animale ormai scomparsa dalla terra: combattendo come gorilla nella savana, come pesci nei laghi, come cervi nei boschi o danzando come uccelli del paradiso.
Quand on sera seuls utilizza il linguaggio del cinema, quello del documentario naturalista, le tecniche di recitazione del teatro e della danza per trasportare lo spettatore nella distopia di un futuro da incubo. Frutto della collaborazione di Michele Cinque, regista cinematografico e Daria Lippi, regista teatrale nonchè di tutto il cast attoriale, il film rispetta le istanze sperimentali da cui prende le mosse per creare una struttura anti-narrativa originale e così stimolare una riflessione critica sui rischi del prossimo futuro.
Mise en scène
Una produzione Lazy Film
In collaborazione con Fabrique Autonome des Acteurs e Reset-Compagnie Daria Lippi
Con il sostegno del MIBACT e di SIAE nell’ambito dell’iniziativa "Per Chi Crea"
Sicily Jass – the world’s first man in jazz racconta la vicenda umana e il problematico ruolo di Nick La Rocca nella storia del jazz. Siciliano nato a New Orleans alla fine dell’800, La Rocca, con la sua Original Dixieland Jazz Band, incide nel 1917 il primo disco della storia del jazz, Livery Stable Blues. Il disco venderà più di un milione di copie, e l’Original Dixieland Jazz Band nel giro di poche settimane diventerà la jazz band più pagata al mondo. I loro brani da Tiger Rag a Clarinet Marmalade influenzeranno i più grandi jazzisti di colore, tra cui Louis Armstrong.
A musical journey into a corner of Africa in southern Italy covering the vast plantations of tomatoes in the province of Foggia. Badara Seck, a Senegalese griot, passes through the area like a shaman guide in search of Jululu, the soul of Africa, towards one of the ghettos where the immigrant labourers throng for the harvest season. Sagnet, the spokesman who led the labourers' revolt against the 'gangmaster system' in Italy, narrates the film. Through his thoughts the social criticism of the ghetto expands to include the whole economic system determining the conditions of a new form of slavery.
After an Idea by
Director of photography
Solid Light Festival
The second edition of the innovative format created by Lazy Film, was held on October 25th - 27th 2019, animating Rome historic center and transforming it into an open-air digital art museum.
A journey that explores the new frontiers of architectural mapping and digital arts, involving some of the most important international artists and the pioneers of these new and spectacular artistic forms.
The spectacular stereoscopic (3D) videomapping technique was performed on the facades of the Basilica di Sant’Agostino and Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva by the award-winning collective DarkLight Studio and the Czech collective Visionfactory, a cutting-edge reality that has moved its steps since the dawn of this complex form of art.
A site specific light installation, curated by Solid Light Creative Team in collaboration with Spacecannon, was created to dialogue with the unique complex architecture of the building: an intense and spectacular beam of light comes out directly from the oculus placed on the top of the Pantheon's dome, fading endlessly in the starry sky of Rome, metaphorically reuniting the sky and the earth in one of the most sacred places of the capital.
Two immersive installations, both dedicated to the theme of water, transformed the spaces of the former industrial district Guido Reni, turning it into an innovative digital art hub, offering the viewers a sensory journey through the exhibition. The Catalan collective Onionlab presented the opera Phasing Rain for the first time in Europe after the world premiere in New York. The Italian artist duo Quiet Ensemble gave life to their latest creation: Ephemeral dusking sparks.
On October 16th-17th and 18th, outside the city center, the world premiere of Onionlab's work Paradoxa was projected on ENI head quarter building in EUR district. The event consisted in one the largest video projections ever realized in Italy: twenty-six 40K lumen projectors working simultaneously on the monumental façade of the iconic building overlooking the EUR lake to create an unforgettable skyline.
Solid Light Festival
Solid Light Festival is a digital art event held in Rome between 19 and 27 October 2018.
The festival was organized by Lazy Film within the event Videocittà, thanks to the contribution of Fendi and the media partnership of Wired Italia.
It reached more than 100 thousand people attending the six nights of the shows between Rome's city center and EUR district where the most spectacular mapping event of Italy took place.
The Spanish collective Onionlab performed on the iconic building of the Pantheon in central Rome playing with the concept of past and future. Their work Ulterior built a narration between light design and mapping, using more than 200 LED bars and latest generation laser projectors.
The world-famous artist Romain Tardy worked around his idea of the future creating for the occasion The Drift, an installation realized in Piazza di Pietra involving the mapping of the facade of the Tempio di Adriano.
Two stereoscopic mapping works were performed in Piazza della Minerva and in Piazza Sant'Agostino where more than 40 thousand 3d glasses have been distributed. An art installation in via delle Muratte was realized by the None Collective with the sponsorship of Banca Intesa.
The grand finale of the festival was held at the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana where the pioneer of digital arts Laszlo Bordos presented Lux Formae, a site-specific work that transformed the building in an unprecedented form. The technical equipment involved 8 projectors, strobe lights and a number of motorized lights, creating the illusion that the massive architecture was sustained by the light itself - and, in the end, playing with the concept of the festival "solid light".
Over 600 thousand simultaneous Lumens powered the first edition of Solid Light Festival 2018, which aims to continue exploring the possibilities of the solid state of light.
Valerio Ciampicacigli & Michele Cinque
Elisa Maria Vago
Malou Visco Comandini
Visual design and communication
Cappelli Identity Design