The Stranger of Collegno


  • The Stranger of Collegno

  • Auteur : Maïder Fortuné
  • Année : 2019
  • Catégorie : FICTION / SHORT FILM
  • Fiche Technique

  • Original title : L'inconnu de Collegno
  • International title : The Stranger of Collegno
  • Length : 50 minutes
  • Language : French
  • Crédits

  • Director : Maïder Fortuné
  • Screenplay : Maïder Fortuné
  • Cinematography : Vincent Pinckaers, assisted by Artur Castro Freire
  • Sound : Lazlo Umbreit
  • Sound design : Simon Apostolou
  • Music : Kinda Hassan
  • Producer : Olivier Marboeuf
  • Associate producer : Cédric Walter
  • Produced by : Spectre Productions, 2019

A nameless man enters a room where he will be questioned. He was found one morning in a square in Turin. He has lost his memory. Some voices seek to know if he is indeed the eminent professor Giulio Canella, who disappeared in the war, or a brilliant penniless impostor, Mario Bruneri, who is trying his last trick to escape justice. The silent presence of the amnesiac is filled with the stories of the woman who thinks she is his wife, Giulia Canella, and the man who claims to be his brother, Felice Bruneri. Maïder Fortuné adapts a media affair from the 1930s that fascinated Mussolini's Italy and plunges us into the labyrinth of a shredded memory to better expose the dazzling mystery of identity and replay the conflict between scientific knowledge and belief.

Festivals / Screenings
02/2019 - International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) / Bright Futures, The Netherlands

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Palmarès

02/2019 - International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) / Bright Futures, The Netherlands

After studying literature and theatre, Maïder Fortuné entered Le Fresnoy in 2000 where she made her first videos. All of them, in their own way, approach the question of the missing image and are populated by chimeras, figures that we approach as we go to meet apparitions at the threshold of sleep. They are the vestiges of a narrative, a fragmented history, a memory of cinema. Maïder Fortuné's videos have been shown all over the world, most often in the form of installations. Since 2017, she has been involved in narrative experiences in the form of readings and performances. With L'inconnu de Collegno, her first film, she enters into a cinematographic writing process.