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Dario Albertini

26.06 Vendôme 19:30
Fiction . 95' . Italy . 2017 . Italian / ST : French, Dutch, English

Manuel has just turned 18. It is time to leave the youth centre where he has lived for the past years, after his mother went to prison. But the newfound freedom is bittersweet. Roaming the streets of his desolate neighborhood, alone with his hopes and fears, Manuel tries to leave the teenager behind and become a responsible adult. He must prove to the authorities that he can look after his mother if she is granted house arrest. Can he give her back her freedom, without losing his?

European First Film Festival Angers (2018)

Best Actor Andrea Lattanzi


Dario Albertini & Andrea Lattanzi


Andrea Lattanzi
Francesca Antonelli
Giulia Elettra Gorietti


Dario Albertini


Simone Ranucci
Dario Albertini
Film Editing
Sarah McTeigue


Giuseppe Maio


Biagio Gurrieri


Ivo Parlati
Michael Brunnock
Sarah McTeigue
Dario Albertini


BiBi Film


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Dario Albertini

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Dario Albertini was born in 1974 in Rome, Italy. Starting out as a photographer, he continued as a documentary filmmaker, overseeing every aspect: script, cinematography, sound and music.
Slot – Le Intermittenti Luci Di Franco, his first documentary, tells the story of Franco, a compulsive gambler addicted to slot machines. The documentary won the D.E.R. Best Italian Documentary, “Adriano Asti” Award for Best Documentary, The Cinemadocumentario Award, The Marcellino De Baggis Award).

La Repubblica dei Ragazzi, co-produced with Rai Cinema, is a documentary about a refuge set up after World War II for orphans and which developed into a self-governed “”Republic””. It traces its development from the beginning until today, when the refuge turned into a complex of regulated foster homes. It received the Awards 400 Colpi Vittorio Veneto Film Festival and Cinema Fedic Award.

Incontri al Mercato, awarded with the Franco Basaglia prize and the ITFF prize, tells the everyday stories of three people whose lives are centered around their local provoncial market.

Il Figlio, Manuel is his first fiction feature film, produced by Angelo Barbagallo’s Bibi Film, together with Timvision. It is the story of a young man, Manuel, as he prepare to leave the foster home in which he grew up. This film is based on Albertini’s experience while shooting the documentary La Repubblica dei Ragazzi.


2013: Slot – Le intermittenti Luci
2014: La republica dei ragazzi
2015: Insanus (short)
2015: Incontri al mercato
2017: Manuel

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