Spiritosanto, Holy Spirit

A Film by Michele Marchi

Synopsis

HOLY SPIRIT.
Giovanni, seventeen going on eighteen, has a small scar on his left cheekbone and his nails are always dirty. His father dead, his mother in a nursing home, living with a borderline personality disorder, he has been entrusted to social services. He is taken care of by the local priest and the social worker in a small village in northern Italy. But his aggressive nature often gets him into trouble. With a primal need for liberation and destruction, he sees everyone as a ball to hit and fling away.
When Giovanni shows the desire to take the sacrament of confirmation, his caretakers are overjoyed. But they soon discover that it is all a lie: Giovanni is only using the holy sacrament to clean up his image in the eyes of the juvenile judge…

Director

  • Picture of Michele Marchi © Michele Marchi

    Michele Marchi

    Michele Marchi was born in Sardinia in 1988. At nineteen years old he moved to Rome to study Cinema at University. In Rome he began to experiment, filming his first shorts and attending an acting school. In 2014, he was admitted to the prestigious Italian Film School "Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia". He works as a director and screenwriter for films, documentaries and advertising.

Awards + Festivals

  • 8th FIGARI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Olbia, Italy)June 16, 2018
  • 2nd LANETT CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lanett, AL, USA)September 7, 2018
  • 7th VISIONI CORTE INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Minturno, Italy)September 10, 2018
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    2nd GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)September 22, 2018
  • 1st ADRIATIC FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Francavilla al Mare, Italy)September 28, 2018
  • KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Director
Michele Marchi
Screenplay
Michele Marchi
Producer
Michele Marchi, Francesco De Giorgi
Director of Photography
Marco Serpenti
Art Direction
Cecilia Braguti, Giulia Mascarucci, Claudia Frigerio
Costume Design
Micol Russo, Flavia Lozano
Sound
Tommaso Barbaro
Editor
Michele Marchi, Giovanni Iavarone
Sound Design
Tommaso Barbaro
Music
Emmett Cooke, Tenacious Orchestra, Clarence Murray

Details

Running Time
19:45
Shooting Format
2K RAW Sony Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Sound
LCR

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Centro Sperimentale Di Cinematografia - Sede Lombardia
Viale Fulvio Testi, 121
20162, Milan (Italy)
+39 349 29 04 024
holyspiritfilm@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Michele Marchi
Milan, Italy
infomarchimichele@gmail.com
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