15 Set “Giovanni” by Ludovica Gibelli and Marco di Gerlando
“Giovanni”, the new film by Ludovica Gibelli and Marco di Gerlando investigates with delicacy and simplicity the popular rhetoric on sexuality now questioned by new and revolutionary social and linguistic systems. Through the innocent perception of a child, grappling with the concept of “game”, Giovanni will experience the incomprehensible prejudicial perspective of certain adults, now numb by a pre-built social system.
The infantile naivety and the vital spontaneity typical of a child manage to highlight with crystalline simplicity the ridiculous socio-cultural dynamics of a world destined to disappear.
The story proceeds delicately, carefully avoiding falling into rhetoric, and even the staging is visually discreet and never invasive. The two directors avoid any heavy stylistic virtuosity and let the story cross the camera lens with the same naturalness of a child’s gaze.
Ultimately, “Giovanni” is an interesting and very important cinematic experiment for the new generation of storytellers.