A group of old friends gather in a small cabin to remember Mario de Marcella, a hermit living in the woods near Rome. They used to call him Il Solengo, a Tuscan dialect reference for a boar that stranded away from the heard.
The main character in this rough and blunt film is a lonely person whose behavior is a mystery, even for those around him: the solengo from the title is, in the end, a lost animal whose memory persists in the stories of the elders in an Italian rural town outside Rome. The film is articulated through a series of conversations and testimonies from people who knew the character. It later draws a gray landscape, filled with intangible areas, of the first half of the 20th century in Italy. The secret unhappiness of the character –an essential yet elusive element of the plot– and his grim, bottomless nature are all presented like the ghost of any self-respecting story should. Just like there’s no story without shady areas, no true cinema lacks a mystery with a solution that is doomed to fail. DO
D, G: Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis F: Simone d’Arcangelo E: Andrés Pepe Estrada, Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis S: Marcos Molina Jaime P: Tommaso Bertani, Alessio Rigo de Richi, Matteo Zoppis, Agustina Costa M: Vittorio Giampietro, Fabrizio Magliocca CP: Ring Film, Cosa Rossa Film, Volpe Films I: Bruno di Giovanni, Ercole Colnago, Giovanni Morichelli, Ugo Farnetti, Orso Pietrini
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He was b orn in the US in 1986, and studied literature in Roma and filmmaking in New York.
He was born in Rome in 1986 and studied filmmaking in New York. Together, they directed the medium-length film Belva Nera (Jury Prize at Cinema du Reel 2014, Bafici ‘14).