Italian Film Festival


Info: Orgnani, Italy, 2014, 92 mins, DCP

Language: In Italian with English subtitles

Director: Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani

Cast: Vincenzo Amato, Erika Blanc, Stefano Cassetti, Lambert Wilson


  • Sunday January 10, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • Wednesday January 13, 2016 - 4:30 pm

For Giovanni Cuttin, it all began with his first taste of wine. From that moment on, his personality changed. In just three years, he went from being a shy bank teller and faithful husband to bank president, Don Juan and the most highly esteemed wine expert in Italy. Just as the mysterious “Professor” had predicted when he convinced him to take his first sip of wine. The only event that the “Professor” couldn´t foresee that was Giovanni would soon be accused of killing his wife Adele.


“I was immediately inspired by Fabio Marcotto’s novel, and its somewhat Faustian roots. It gave me a good starting point, an underlying idea from which to work. The protagonist has to revisit and explain the changes in his life through the rational lens of a police investigation. The story shifts between noir and comedy. It has a circular structure that perhaps looks complicated, but is only seemingly so. The plot twist is continuously tied to the games that memory plays and the double meanings of reality that our protagonist finds himself experiencing firsthand. Fragments of his life take on different meanings: seemingly important things prove entirely futile, while insignificant things become of fundamental importance.”