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LORELLO AND BRUNELLO

by Jacopo Quadri

synopsis

The story of Brunello and Lorello Biondi, twins living in Pianetti di Sovana, southern Tuscany, revolves around time. They spend every day, every hour taking care of the estate where they were born. All their time is completely dedicated to and consumed by constant work, as if they were condemned to some sort of existential labour. But, notwithstanding their efforts, they are on the verge of failure, they feel helpless in front of the dropping prices of the global economic market, acting like an invisible enemy, that they identify in the Antinori, a global wine company that is besieging the twins and their impoverished neighbours. The film, divided in four chapters, follows the seasons of a year: wolves attacking sheeps at night, working at dawn, dust, animals, death and births.

international title: Lorello and Brunello
original title: Lorello e Brunello
country: Italy
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Jacopo Quadri
film run: 86'
screenplay: Jacopo Quadri
music: Philip Glass
producer: Gregorio Panessa, Marta Donzelli, Jacopo Quadri
production: Vivo Film, Ubulibri, RAI Cinema