The Mongolian Spot

19th September 2020



Italian contest

Brief Synopsis:

A first journey to Mongolia in 1996 will provide inspiration for one of the CSI’s most iconic album “Tabula Rasa Elettrificata”. And it’s still in Mongolia that the desire to have a child will manifest itself for the first time in Massimo Zamboni and his wife. Two years later, Caterina was born with an unmistakable stain, a small bruise destined to disappear over time: the Mongolian spot.

That sign will dictate participation in two spiritual and physical worlds: Emilia of the fathers and the Mongolia of the projection.


Directed by: Piergiorgio Casotti
Production: Uppa Film, Zona
Producer: Giulia Tornari
Editing: Piergiorgio Casotti, Maresa Lippolis
Cinematography: Piergiorgio Casotti
Running time: 57’
Country: Italy
Year: 2020
Contacts: Piergiorgio Casotti / Uppa Film │
Valeria De Berardinis / Zona │

Director’s note:

I have known Zamboni for 12 years, in a relationship that combines personal friendship and projects carried out together. I was aware of his experience in Mongolia in 1996 but when he told me about the personal developments that trip had in his life and t his desire to repeat it – this time accompanied by his daughter – I had the perception that this story deserved to be told, both in its intimate dimension and in its most symbolic interpretation. Furthermore this documentary also brings with it themes and atmospheres that I feel mine and that follow the thread of my previous works.
Piergiorgio Casotti