Il Grande Presidente

A Film by Giovanni Basso

Synopsis

THE GREAT PRESIDENT
In a sumptuous living-room, PRIMO, a thirty-five year-old politician, and his twin brother ADAMO, seat at a table with their parents. They are waiting for a phone call that will communicate whether Primo has been chosen by the President of the Republic to be the new Prime Minister. Between the two brothers, Adamo is certainly the sensible and reasonable one, while Primo proves to be a deviated with fascist ideas, just like their father, who also was a ruthless politician. During the verbal confrontation, Primo makes an absurd proposal to Adamo, telling him that when the phone rings, if Adamo picks up first then he can assume Primo’s role and be the new Prime Minister. Being twins, no one will notice the difference, and Adamo will have the opportunity to govern the country as he pleases…

Director

  • Picture of Giovanni Basso © Giovanni Basso

    Giovanni Basso

    Giovanni Basso is an Italian director, cinematographer and producer born in Ferrara in 1984. In 2012 he graduated in screenwriting at the UCLA Extension in Los Angeles. In 2013 he wrote, directed and produced the short film "The Swimmer", which was in competition in over forty international film festivals. In 2014 he wrote, directed and produced "Terra Continens", a short film presented during the 2015 Venice Film Festival. With Magnet Films in 2016 he produced and served as cinematographer for the feature film "1/2". In 2017 he served as cinematographer for the Italian short film "Un'Altra Via". In 2018 he wrote and directed the short film “Il Grande Presidente” starring Lorenzo Balducci and Giorgio Colangeli.

Trailer

Crew

Director
Giovanni Basso
Screenplay
Giovanni Basso
Producer
Giovanni Basso, Vincenzo Condorelli
Director of Photography
Lorenzo Scudiero
Production Design
The Barone Team
Costume Design
Fanny Barone
Sound
Andrea Gambaro
Editor
Giovanni Basso
Sound Design
Matteo Di Simone
Composer
Angelo Trabace

Cast

Primo
Lorenzo Balducci
Adamo
Lorenzo Balducci
Padre
Giorgio Colangeli
Madre
Muriel Travaillard

Details

Running Time
5 minutes
Shooting Format
35 mm
Screening Format
DCP 4K, ProRes (4K & HD), BluRay, .mov, mp4
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Giovanni Basso
Via Val Trompia 136 int.23, 00141,
Roma, Italy

+39 06 64495 726

giovannibasso.hdvideo@gmail.com
www.giovannibasso.com

PRODUCTION

Magnet Films,
Via Val Trompia 136 int.23, 00141, Roma, Italy
+39 06 64495 726
info@magnetlms.it