FRANCESCO MASELLI, UNO SGUARDO NON INDIFFERENTE
Francesco Maselli is mostly known for his political films (Lettera aperta a un giornale and Il sospetto), but this label was the reason for neglecting another line of interpretation. A hidden, restless, line of a research that was barely evident since Gli indifferenti, and that suddenly burst in his films from the 80s and 90s (Codice segreto and L'alba). This essay is an effort to take stock of the Masellian cinema. Moreover, it is about a more philosophical, rather than political, Maselli. An innovative analysis of his films, explained with the aid of the thoughts of Sartre, Shakespeare and Derrida. But it is also “a lively, witty and intense conversation between a successful film director and a younger one, who still has to direct his first feature production, but has made some extremely interesting short films” (preface by Domenico Monetti). An encounter between two distant generations that realise to have something in common.
IT 2013 | 168 pages
a publication Besa Editrice | by Gianluca Colitta | published April 2013.