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Alessandro Comodin

Comodin’s second film (after Summer of Giacomo, IFFR 2012) is one of the most seductive, inimitable films of the year, in which the young director shows his capacity to – paradoxically enough – make unpronounceable earthly and other-worldly matters understandable. From playful and sensual to analytical, frightening and mythologizing.

“Homo homini lupus” – man is a wolf unto man – could be the motto of this film. In this triptych of associatively connected parts, man and nature become intertwined, with legends, rural beauty and romance as the main ingredients in the mix.
In the first part, which probably takes place shortly after World War II in the Aosta Valley in Northern Italy, Tomasso and Arturo roam the woods. They hunt, collect mushrooms and steal food and clothing from abandoned huts. Until fate intervenes in the form of an encounter with armed villagers. Tomasso reappears in the second and third parts. More than half a century later, the woods where he hid are teeming with wolves. Visitors to the taverns tell one another stories about a legendary wolf that stalked beautiful girls. This doesn’t stop local beauty Ariane from going into the woods to investigate.
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Filmmaker
Alessandro Comodin
Country
Italy
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
102
Language
Italian
Producer
Paolo Benzi / Okta Film, Thomas Ordonneau / Shellac Sud
Production Company
Okta Film, Shellac Sud
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Writer
Alessandro Comodin, Milena Magnani
Cinematography
Tristan Bordmann
Editor
João Nicolau, Alessandro Comodin
Production Design
Valentina Ferroni, Mario Scarzella
Sound Design
Félix Blume
Cast
Sabrina Seveycou, Erikas Sizonovas, Luca Bernardi
Website
http://www.the-match-factory.com/films/items/happy-times-will-come-soon.html