Costanza Quatriglio Masterclass – Sunday 16th September, h. 11.30 am, Teatro dell’Arte (Triennale di Milano, viale Alemagna 6)
Born in Palermo, Costanza Quatriglio presented her first feature film, L’isola (The Island), in 2003 at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the 56th Cannes Film Festival (CICAE Art Cinema Award). After being presented at all the main film festivals (including Pusan, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Kiev, Montreal, Rotterdam, Gijón, Bratislava) – Nastro d’Argento for Paolo Fresu’s score – L’isola was released in France and in Latin America in Spanish. That same year Racconti per L’isola, (Tales from the island, making of) came out, which showed the methodology used with non-professional actors in L’isola and was presented at the “New Territories” section at the 60th Venice Film Festival.
The love for cinema du réel and for mixing reality and fiction is evident in Quatriglio’s previous movies (including Ècosaimale?, which won an award at Torino Film Festival in 2000, and L’insonnia di Devi, co-produced with Tele + in 2001), so much so that, after L’isola, she dedicated herself to documentaries.
Her documentaries include the miniseries for Rai Tre TV channel Raìz; Il mondo addosso (The world on their shoulder), shown at Rome Film Fest 2006, and Il mio cuore umano (My human heart), Special Event at Locarno Film Festival 2009.
Her most recent works reflect a constant attention to genre mixing. Terramatta; won Nastro D’Argento for Best Documentary in 2013 and several accolades at many events, was screened at Giornate degli Autori 2012, and was named Film della Critica by the National Union of Italian Film Critics. Con il fiato sospeso (Holding my breath), shown at the 70th Venice Film Festival 2013 in the Non-Competing Section, was awarded the Gillo Pontecorvo Award as Best Movie in a Latin Language and commended at Nastri d’Argento for the interplay of fiction and documentary. Triangle, Nastro d’Argento for Best Documentary in 2015, won the Cipputi Award for Best Movie about the world of work at the 32nd Torino Film Festival. 87 ore (87 hours) won the Special Award at Nastri d’Argento 2016 in the Documentary section. The last work Sembra mio figlio (2018) will be presented at Locarno Film Festival in the official selection out of competition.