Farelavita

  • 100'
  • Italy
  • 2001
Farelavita, in a way a sequel to Rosatigre that was shown last year in Rotterdam, was shot in a way characteristic of De Bernardi and using improvisations at existing locations. Very dramatised or literary facts are confronted with a documentary reality. In this film, the reality is largely the nightlife in the streets of Turin. This is the backdrop for the life of Antonello (played by cowriter Filippo Timi), a young Neapolitan who has moved to Turin and works there as a transvestite prostitute under the name of Rosatigre. His best friend is Wanda (played by the daughter of the filmmaker, Giulietta De Bernardi). She also works as a prostitute and represents the female alter ego of Antonello. Roaming the dark streets, they exchange secrets. Wanda for instance yearns for a romantic relationship she once had with an American and Antonello dreams of a career as singer.De Bernardi himself regards his film as a cinematographic novel: the story of one, two or more lives trying to survive in the everyday battle against the hardships of the lowest form of prostitution. The film aims to be an unique report of the initiation of today's 25yearold into life. An investigation of the principle of the individual sexual identity, both male and female.
Director
Tonino De Bernardi
Country of production
Italy
Production Year
2001
Festival Edition
IFFR 2002
Length
100'
Medium
35mm
International title
Workingthestreets
Language
Italian
Producers
Lontane Province Film, Tonino De Bernardi
Sales
Lontane Province Film
Screenplay
Filippo Timi, Tonino De Bernardi
Cinematography
Tonino De Bernardi
Editor
Pietro Lassandro
Production Design
Filippo Timi, Lino Fiorito
Cast
Giulietta De Bernardi, Filippo Timi