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by Paolo Gaudio


Three characters in three different ages are united by a dream of freedom and a small masterpiece of literature. A journey through the mysterious and timeless aspirations, sufferings and ‘Reveries’ of a poet, of a young student and a child lost in the woods. Jean Jacques Renou is a writer living in 1876 in a small and dingy basement. Poor and old, he begins to write ‘Reveries of a Solitary Walker’: a kind of Bildungsroman, and at the same time a ‘fantastic recipe’. At the same time, Theo is a young philosophy student. Since childhood he feels trapped between an oppressive family and his quirky passion for unfinished books. Recently, he started to read the unfinished book of a certain Renou. Totally captivated by the novel, he comes to the unexpected conclusion that he must realize the ‘Reverie No. 23’: the ultimate “recipe” written by the poet that leads him to an extraordinary place known as ‘Vacuitas’. Finally, a child lost in a timeless forest is the main character of the book that Renou is writing and that Theo is reading with such fascination...

original title: Fantasticherie di un passeggiatore solitario
country: Italy
year: 2014
genre: animation
directed by: Paolo Gaudio
film run: 83'
release date: IT 19/11/2015
screenplay: Paolo Gaudio
cast: Luca Lionello, Fabrizio Ferracane, Nicoletta Cefaly, Domiziano Cristopharo, Angelique Cavallari, Fabiano Lioi
cinematography by: Sandro Magliano
film editing: Massimiliano Cecchini
art director: Nolwenn Caro, Domenico Matera
costumes designer: Isabella Faggiano
music: Sandro Di Stefano
producer: Angelo Poggi, Daniele Vendra, Leonardo Cruciano, Marcello Ercole, Dennis Cabella
production: Smart Brands, Leonardo Cruciano Workshop
backing: MIBACT, Ve.Pa.Entertainment, Illusion
distributor: Mediaplex Italia


main awards/selection

Samain du cinéma fantastique 2014Grand Prix                                                                 BIFFF Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2015
FantaFestival 2015  Premio Mario Bava - Best Debut Italian Film



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