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

The Walking Man

Italy | 2019 | 61 min
Italian | Subtitles in English
Author: Giulio Boato, Lorenzo Danesin
Sound mixing: Lorenzo Danesin
Editing: Giulio Boato
Voice: Michele Baronio
Composer: Lorenzo Danesin
Director: Giulio Boato, Lorenzo Danesin
Categories :
FIFA Competition


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North American Premiere

Filmed during a performance in Rome, The Walking Man is an intriguing picture of a city’s many faces. Architecture, culture, inhabitants, landscapes, hopes and contradictions are linked by a single thread of continuity: a man walking alone through the city. The camera follows him at a distance, stops when he stops, looks where he looks, moves to wherever he wants to place the viewer. This journey shines a light on Rome’s starkest contrasts—city centre and outskirts, concrete and nature, ancient history and globalization. The rich audiovisual backdrop brings the concept of “the experience,” widely used in theatre, into the cinema.

Short Theatre Festival, Italy (2019)
Totem Scene Urbane, Italy (2019)


Giulio Boato

Boato\Danesin is an Italian artistic duo composed by Giulio Boato (director, cinematographer and editor) and Lorenzo Danesin (composer, musician and sound designer). They have been collaborating since 2013 making video-art and documentaries about visual and theatre artists, such as Jan Fabre (Beyond the artist, 2015), Romeo Castellucci (Theatron, 2018) and Shiro Takatani (Between nature and technology, 2018). L’uomo che cammina is the first film they sign together, as they believe that in this particular work the sound sphere (completely re-created) is as narrative as the images. Their complementary approach to the work becomes a co-direction.

Giulio Boato (Venice, 1988) studied performing arts at the University in Venice, Bordeaux, Bologna and Paris and now lives between Italy and France, depending on the theater plays he stages and films he directs. His first documentary is a portrait of controversial artist Jan Fabre. Released in 2015 and broadcast in numerous film festivals over the world, it received the best art documentary award in Rome, the same year. Since then, Giulio Boato went on collaborating with Jan Fabre, documenting his Italian exhibitions and the 24-hour long theater play Mount Olympus (2017).
In March 2018, Giulio Boato presented at the Segal Center in New York his documentary on stage director Romeo Castellucci, awarded as best feature documentary in London and Los Angeles. At the end of the same year, he released a film about the Japanese media artist Shiro Takatani, selected in competition at FIFA International festival of films on art 2019 (Montreal).

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Rivale (2019) ; L’uomo che cammina (2019) ; Shiro Takatani, between nature and technology (2018) ; Theatron, Romeo Castellucci (2018) ; Glass and Bones (2017)

Lorenzo Danesin

Lorenzo Danesin (Treviso, 1988) is a composer, musician and sound designer. He studied classical guitar at the "Benedetto Marcello" Conservatory of Venice and History and Protection of Musical Cultural Heritage at the University of Padua. He composed the soundtracks, sound design and sound editing of various films, including Animata Resistenza (awarded as Best Documentary on Cinema in the Venice Classics section at the 71st Venice International Film Festival), THEATRON | Romeo Castellucci, JAN FABRE. Beyond the artist, SHIRO TAKATANI - between nature and technology. In theater, he collaborates regularly with the collective DOYOUDaDA, which he is also founded, and with Post Scriptum Company. He has worked on numerous commercials and audiovisual products for various national and international companies.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | L’uomo che cammina (2019)

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Screenings playing this movie

Centre Canadien d’Architecture - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
Screening # 7
Presented by Italie + Kollectif
FIFA Competition - Short Film


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French, Wolof, English | Subtitles in French

The Walking Man
FIFA Competition

The Walking Man

Italy | 61 min | 2019

Italian | Subtitles in English