The finding of an autobiographical manuscript written by Giovanni Pastrone, the most relevant figure of Italian Silent film, prompts a researcher to reopen the historically closed case on the director.
After having dominated the early phases of Cinema, Giovanni Pastrone abandons his creature to become a self-taught healer, devoting the rest of his life to Man’s antagonistic struggle against Death.
This documentary sheds a complete new light over an emblematic exponent of the 20th century and the stunning story of his only tragic failure.
Lorenzo De Nicola has made short films, documentaries, video music clips and some advertisements. At the same time he worked as assistant director for film and television, with directors such as Ricky Tognazzi, Timur Bekmambetov, Kinka Usher, Marco Turco, Alessandro Comodin, Colin Teague, Vince Squibb.
His studio on Pastrone began in 2000 when he first tackled the director’s biography.