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"The Walking Man" by Italian directors Giulio Boato and Lorenzo Danesin at the 38th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)



38th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA ) cancelled

“The situation having evolved rapidly, we honor and respect the decision by the public authorities. In 38 years of existence, this is the first time that our major annual event will not take place. Over the past few months, the FIFA team has worked with dedication and passion to prepare an exceptional edition this year. We will keep this energy and pursue the unique mission of the Festival at a later date.", declared Philippe U. del Drago, FIFA’s Executive Director.

The Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal is pleased to announce that "The Walking Man" by Italian directors Giulio Boato and Lorenzo Danesin will take part to the 38th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), in the category FIFA Competition.

"The Walking Man", Giulio Boato and Lorenzo Danesin
Italy | 61 min | 2019
Italian - Subtitles in English

Wednesday March 18th, 2020 - 12:30 pm
Centre Canadien d’Architecture - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais, 1920 Rue Baile, Montréal

Filmed during a performance in Rome, The Walking Man is an intriguing picture of a city’s many faces. Architecture, culture, inhabitants, landscapes, hopes and contradictions are linked by a single thread of continuity: a man walking alone through the city. The camera follows him at a distance, stops when he stops, looks where he looks, moves to wherever he wants to place the viewer. This journey shines a light on Rome’s starkest contrasts—city centre and outskirts, concrete and nature, ancient history and globalization. The rich audiovisual backdrop brings the concept of “the experience,” widely used in theatre, into the cinema.

Boato\Danesin is an Italian artistic duo composed by Giulio Boato (director, cinematographer and editor) and Lorenzo Danesin (composer, musician and sound designer). They have been collaborating since 2013 making video-art and documentaries about visual and theatre artists. The Walking Man is the first film they sign together, as they believe that in this particular work the sound sphere (completely re-created) is as narrative as the images.

Giulio Boato (Venice, 1988) studied performing arts at the University in Venice, Bordeaux, Bologna and Paris and now lives between Italy and France, depending on the theater plays he stages and films he directs. His first documentary is a portrait of controversial artist Jan Fabre. Released in 2015 and broadcast in numerous film festivals over the world, it received the best art documentary award in Rome, the same year. In March 2018, Giulio Boato presented at the Segal Center in New York his documentary on stage director Romeo Castellucci, awarded as best feature documentary in London and Los Angeles. At the end of the same year, he released a film about the Japanese media artist Shiro Takatani, selected in competition at FIFA International festival of films on art 2019 (Montreal).

Lorenzo Danesin (Treviso, 1988) is a composer, musician and sound designer. He studied classical guitar at the "Benedetto Marcello" Conservatory of Venice and History and Protection of Musical Cultural Heritage at the University of Padua. He composed the soundtracks, sound design and sound editing of various films. In theater, he collaborates regularly with the collective DOYOUDaDA, which he is also founded, and with Post Scriptum Company. He has worked on numerous commercials and audiovisual products for various national and international companies.

The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is dedicated to the international promotion of films on art and media arts. In the 38th edition, which will be held in Montreal from March 17 to 29 in and in Quebec City from March 20 to 29 2020, more than 240 works from 39 countries will be presented to the public.


Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: At 12:30 pm

Organized by : Festival Internazionale del Film sull’Arte

Entrance : With fee


Centre Canadien d’Architecture - Théâtre Paul-Desm