Share Crossing is a special section of the Piemonte Share Festival dedicated to web cinema and the production of works that seek to combine and blend the contents of movie genres with digital communication platforms.
The centennial celebrations of the birth of the great Piedmontese writer Cesare Pavese were seized as an opportunity and fertile ground for the creation and production of a web cinema piece which, using new communication technologies, proved to be a flexible and pertinent tool for drawing a vast young audience closer to the works and life of the celebrated writer.
The result was entitled A Sud di Pavese, an interactive, non-linear web documentary produced in 2008 in partnership with Stefilm, where the spectator becomes the author of an investigation into the memory of Pavese in our contemporary world.
Taking three quintessential settings from the works of Cesare Pavese as its starting points – the Langhe, Turin and the Calabrian seaside – this web documentary weaves its way between the writings of Pavese and images, creating new, unexpected associations between the places and the stories narrated. Footage shot by Matteo Bellizzi thus became, with the collaboration of Antonio Rollo, the source material for an “open” documentary which quite literally raises the curtain on the movement that lies behind the film: a journey that takes literature as its starting point to arrive elsewhere, encountering along the way the stories told by Pavese.
A sud di Pavese www.asuddipavese.it
CONCEPTION and DESIGN:
The Sharing (multimedia projects)
Stefilm (linear documentary)
Regione Piemonte Cultural Office
City of Turin
Municipality of Santo Stefano Belbo
Municipality of Brancaleone Calabro
Cinema Museum of Turin
Cesare Pavese Foundation
Casa Editrice Einaudi
Film Commission Torino Piemonte
Calabria Film Commission
ZDT- Arte (Germany)
TSI (Swiss Italian television)
European Union MEDIA Programme