Fabio Wuytack

 

Made in Italy: a film by Fabio Wuytack.

MADE IN ITALY (DOCU 28min) NL | IT

Synopsis:

In MADE IN ITALY Fabio Wuytack discovers an old film, shot more than 100 years ago in Carrara (Italy) by the inventors of the cinema, the Lumière brothers. Fabio decides to bring the film back to the charming little marble-city where even Michelangelo came to make his sculptures. With the help of a sinister cinema-owner, some rough mineworkers, an enthusiast old priest and other fascinating characters he tries to find the mythical location where the Lumière brothers have filmed. MADE IN ITALY is an Italian journey full of ‘commedia dell’arte’ that brings Fabio closer to his roots then he could ever have imagined ...

Nominations and official selections
  • Short Film Festival Leuven Kort (Belgium)
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (USA)
  • European Film School Festival (Finland)
  • Iowa Short Film Festival (USA)
  • FILMSTOCK International Film Festival (UK)
  • Visions Du Réel (Switzerland)
  • Art Film Festival (Bratislava/Slovakia)
  • SILVERDOCS Film Festival (USA)
  • Mostra Internazionale del Cortometraggio (Montecatini/Italy)
  • International exhibition: Académie Européenne Des Arts
  • AVANCA Film Festival (Portugal)
  • Festival International du Film Aubagne (France)
  • Argos Film Festival (Brussels/Belgium)
  • Etats généraux du film documentaire (Lussas/France)
  • Le Festival du court-métrage à Lyon (France)
  • International Film Festival Ghent (Belgium)
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan)
  • San Francisco Short Film Festival (USA)
  • Henri Storck Film Competition (Brussels/Belgium)
  • Barcelona Short Film Festival (Spain)
  • New York Short Film Festival (USA): Opening night film
  • Rooftop Film Festival (NY / USA)
  • DOCUDAYS Film Festival (Lebanon)
  • FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA DE BRUXELLES (Belgium)
  • ZagrebDOX International Film Festival (Croatia)
  • Aarhus Festival of Independent Arts (Denmark)
  • Les étoiles de la SCAM* (Paris)
  • Trento International Film Festival (Italy)
  • Film Festival Premio Lessinia (Italy)
  • VENICE International Short Film Festival (Italy)
  • International Film Festival ‘La Noche de los Cortos’(Peru)
  • MEDfilmfestival ROME (Italy)
  • Kathmandu Film Festival (Nepal)
  • Potenza International Film Festival (Italy)
  • Premio Nazionale Culturale Torre di Castruccio (Carrara/Italy)
Awards
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY Award / Short Film Festival Leuven Kort (Belgium)
  • REGARDS NEUFS Award / Visions Du Réel (Switzerland)
  • Special Mention / Mostra Internazionale del Cortometraggio (Montecatini/Italy)
  • ‘Stichting Roeping’ Award / Stichting Roeping Brussels the chairman of the jury was the Belgian filmmaker Stijn Coninx
  • Médaille de vermeil / Académie Européenne Des Arts
  • TELEVISION Award / AVANCA film festival (Portugal)
  • BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY Award / Festival International du Film Aubagne (France)
  • Special mention / San Francisco Short Film Festival
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY Award / Barcelona Short Film Festival (Spain)
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY Award / DOCUDAYS Film Festival (Lebanon)
  • BEST DIRECTION Award / FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA DE BRUXELLES (Belgium)
  • Une étoile de la SCAM* / Les étoiles de la SCAM* (Paris)
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY Award / Trento International Film Festival (Italy)
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY Award / International Film Festival ‘La Noche de los Cortos’
  • Premio Nazionale Culturale Torre di Castruccio (Carrara/Italy)

MADE IN ITALY (DOCU 28min) NL | EN

Nel film MADE IN ITALY il giovane regista Fabio Wuytack illustra la scoperta di uno storico filmato dei fratelli Lumière stato girato cento anni fa a Carrara. Fabio decide di riportare il leggendario nastro nel luogo dove anche Michelangelo usava recarsi in cerca di ispirazione e di marmo. Inizia così un'avventura attraverso le Alpi Apuane, che da vita ad una narrazione cinematografica, ricca di scene ‘da commedia dell'arte’. Con l'aiuto non solo dei cavatori, che tramandano nei secoli il duro rapporto dell'uomo con il marmo, ma anche di un ‘sinistro cinefilo’ e di tanti altri personaggi, si tenta di ritrovare il set dimenticato dai fratelli Lumière, con il suo "tunnel misterioso". Il film è un viaggio affascinante, che porta Fabio Wuytack vicino alle sue radici, più di quanto lui stesso avrebbe mai potuto immaginare...

MADE IN ITALY (DOCU 28min) EN | IT

In MADE IN ITALY herontdekt de jonge filmmaker Fabio Wuytack een historisch filmpje dat de gebroeders Lumière meer dan honderd jaar geleden in het Italiaanse Carrara maakten. Fabio beslist om dit legendarische filmpje terug te brengen naar dit Toscaanse stadje waar ook Michelangelo zijn inspiratie en marmerblokken kwam zoeken... Samen met een handvol jonge avonturiers, trekt hij de Alpen over, voor een tocht vol commedia del'arte. Met de hulp van enkele noeste groevearbeiders, een stokoude dorpsverteller, een sinistere cinefiel en tal van andere lokale figuren, wordt stukje bij beetje de vergeten locatie van de mythische tunnel achterhaald. Het is een zoektocht vol Italiaanse charme, die Fabio Wuytack dichter bij huis brengt dan hij zelf had kunnen denken…