The International Festival of Films on Art - 39th edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Distance - Short Stories About Food

Canada | 2017 | 14 min
Italian | Subtitles in English
Director: Luigi Capasso


Canadian Premiere - In attendance of the Director Luigi Capasso.

Love, passion, and connectedness, conveyed through the sacred culinary arts. This short film contemplates family ties and homesickness through a delectable visual homage to Italian cuisine. The images evoke a cookbook, as phone calls with loved ones and soccer games make up a soundtrack that evokes the filmmaker’s native land.


Luigi Capasso

Luigi Capasso is an Italian photographer and filmmaker. His connection with video camera’s and photography started in his adolescent years. As son of a videographer assisted in his father’s various shooting and received the basic knowledge of framing, lighting and time. After graduating from Liceo Artistico, he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples where he obtained the title in Painting and specialization in Public art. In the dynamism of the Parthenopean cultural life, he builds his own versatility. He studied Neapolitan Baroque, worked as a set designer for various theater companies and it is in this he begins to experience photography on stage. His closeness to this world is a significant factor in his poetry. His works are staged where space, light and performance come together harmoniously to communicate stories and visions of the current reality.
He grew up in the poor outskirts of Naples where he put his sensibility and professionalism for the community. He works as a filmmaker for Legambiente Campania, carrying out videos and commercials for the national territory. Creator of commercials, collaborates with head of communications with Libera and the Comitato Don Peppe Diana, Non profit organisation working on national territory, on projects involving the management of confiscated assists from mafia. Since 2013 he lives in Montreal with his partner Sara. Together they founded Zoomlab, a visual art production laboratory, in 2015.

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