Lorello e Brunello

Lorello and Brunello

Jacopo Quadri

In rural Pianetti di Sovana in the south of Tuscany live the twins Lorello and Brunello. Lorello is the largest, Brunello the eldest, according to an old woman who passes the meadows of these two sheep farmers everyday and provides commentary on what takes place in the area like a Greek choir. 

In this documentary, Jacopo Quadri shows that this way of life is disappearing. Stylistically, his film is related to Gianfranco Rosi's Fuocoammare, on which Quadri worked as editor: contrasts of light and dark, music that amplifies the visual power of scenesbut also stresses the tragedy. While the wolves hunt Lorello's and Brunello's sheep in the rolling hills, the international wine company Antinori, one of the largest in Italy, is hunting for land in the area. They buy up everything and there are no small farmers who can beat them.

 

Screenings

  • Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 3
    English subtitles
    Sun 28 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 5
    English subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 4
    English subtitles
    Wed 31 Jan Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Jacopo Quadri
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Italy
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
87’
Language
Italian
Producer
Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Jacopo Quadri
Production Company
Vivo Film, Ubulibri, Rai Cinema
Sales
Vivo Film
Writer
Jacopo Quadri
Cinematography
Greta de Lazzaris
Editor
Jacopo Quadri
Music
Valerio Vigliar