Hidden Away

Volevo Nascondermi

Greek premiere

Toni, an orphan of Italian origin, is deported from Switzerland to Italy, where he lives in abject poverty on the banks of river Po. Physically deformed and mentally disordered, Toni is marginalized and humiliated by a society hateful of any suspicion of divergence. Ultimately, he finds refuge in painting, channeling his bitterness and dire need for acceptance. A gripping biopic featuring painter Antonio Ligabue that exalts art’s redemptive powers, while praising the values of diversity.

Screening Schedule

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Direction: Giorgio Diritti
Script: Giorgio Diritti, Tania Pedroniin, Fredo Valla
Cinematography: Matteo Cocco
Editing: Paolo Cottignola, Giorgio Diritti
Sound: Luca Leprotti, Marco Biscarini
Music: Marco Biscarini, Daniele Furlati
Actors: Elio Germano, Pietro Traldi, Orietta Notari, Andrea Gherpielli, Oliver Ewy, Leonardo Carrozzo
Production: Palomar, Rai Cinema
Producers: Carlo Degli Esposti, Nicola Serra
Sets: Ludovica Ferrario, Alessandra Mura
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Italy
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 118'
Contact: Rai Com
Awards/Distinctions: Silver Berlin Bear – Berlinale IFF 2020

Giorgio Diritti

The director, screenwriter and producer was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1959. His debut feature film, Il vento fa il suo giro, screened at over 60 festivals around the world and won some 40 awards. His second feature, L’uomo che verrà, premiered at Rome Film Fest where it won a number of prizes as well as securing three David di Donatello and three Nastro d’Argento awards. Un giorno devi andare screened in the World Cinema competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

Filmography

2002 Con I Miei Occhi (doc)
2005 The Wind Blows Round
2008 Piazzàti (doc)
2009 The Man Who Will Come
2012 Genus Bononiae: Musei Nella Città (doc)
2013 There Will Come a Day
2016 Bologna 900 (doc)
2019 Hidden Away