Carlo Alfano: tra l'io e l'Altro (2019)

Direction: Matteo Frittelli
Voice: Lino Musella
Music: Luca di Volo, Eleonora Tassinari
Camera: Alessandro Passamonti, Fabrizio Farroni
Video Editing: Fabrizio Farroni
Postproduction: Andrea Favia, Alessandro Cerretelli
Producer: Tania Caporaso
Client: Artecinema in collaboration with Archivio Alfano

The film retraces the oeuvre of Carlo Alfano by reconstructing a complete cross-section of the complex image of the Neapolitan artist who prematurely passed away in 1990. The documentary strives to approach an intense, elusive artistic path and deliberately refuses to provide definitions. The artist’s voice, interpreted by actor Lino Musella, guides us in the discovery of his works which arose from the constant tension in exploring the significance of representation, of painting, and, in a more philosophical sense, of the existence of man suspended on the undefinable threshold between ego and others. Tra l’Io e l’Altro inaugurated the 24th edition of the Artecinema Festival at San Carlo Theater in Naples.

I think one of the benefits of an interview is that it gives the person being interviewed information about the interviewer and, again, to the interviewee, some information about oneself.

– Carlo Alfano, 1974


Film screening at San Carlo Theater in Naples: