Carlo Alfano: tra l’io e l’altro

October 2019, Milan

The film retraces the oeuvre of Carlo Alfano by reconstructing a complete cross-section of the complex imaginary 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.

It was the opening film of the 24th edition of the ‘Artecinema’ festival held at San Carlo theatre in Naples.

Project: Carlo Alfano: tra l’io e l’altro
Director: Matteo Frittelli
Voice: Lino Musella
Music: Luca di Volo, Eleonora Tassinari
Camera: Alessandro Passamonti, Fabrizio Farroni
Editor: Fabrizio Farroni
Postproduction: Andrea Favia, Alessandro Cerretelli, Marco Dabbicco, Jacopo Nocentini
Client: Artecinema in collaboration with Archivio Alfano


Opening night, San Carlo theatre, Naples.