Two guys, claiming for an identity, are guided by a moral pact: every night Cain and Abel, the guns against each other’s head, get their lives judged. A good behaviour will take to salvation; an error to death.
Face to face, bearing alone the weight of every act and decision, waiting all the time for a judgment that may free them from earthly sense of guilt: finally ascend to heaven, and cast God down upon the earth!
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Emanuele Muscolino starts video-making at the age of 18, writing and directing a series of 30” clips on road safety, awarded at Giffoni Film Festival and by Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti. In 2004 he shoots the 30” short “(untitled)” which wins several awards in Italian festivals .
In 2005, he attends 1-year Digital Desk school of cinema, while still studying Drama and performing arts at Università La Sapienza di Roma. His graduation short movie, “Jallaw”, is another awards-winner.
Eventually, he starts working as a freelance videomaker shooting documentaries and reportages, thus travelling in Italy, Europe, India and to Burkina Faso.
Alongwith his main activity, he also works as an assistant editor for cinema and television.
In 2007 he graduates with a degree thesis on “The cinematographic appearance”, later on developed and published in the essay collection Biblioteca Teatrale 81-82 as “Paradoxes of the first-person shot”.
In spring 2008 he realises, together with his under-18 immigrant pupils, the short movie “La scelta” (“The choice”), as the final product of a 2-month course on sciptwriting and shooting.
“Caino e Abele” (July 2008) is his latest work as a director.