“The void” by Catanzaro director Giovanni Carpanzano arrives in Reggio Calabria


By John

After the success of the premiere, held on October 6th at the Teatro Comunale of Catanzaro and followed by a screening tour in Calabria, “The Void”, a feature film by Giovanni Carpanzano, produced by Indaco Film, arrives in Reggio Calabria.

On Wednesday 6 December, at 8pm, at the Cinema Multiplex Lumiere, the premiere of the film will be held which marks the debut on the big screen of the director and director of directing at the Academy of Fine Arts of Catanzaro, with an autobiographical story, thanks to the support of the Calabria Film Commission Foundation and of the Ministry of Culture and Lazio Region – Audiovisual Fund, of the Academy of Fine Arts of Catanzaro and of Planet Multimedia as well as the co-production of Ciakakabria.

The screening will be introduced by a talk which includes the presence of Carpanzano, accompanied by part of the cast, namely Maddalena Ascione, Gianluca Galati, Costantino Comito And Tommaso Perri. The film will remain on schedule from 7 to 14 December.

«During a lesson, explaining to my students how cinema was more emotional than theatre, through the example of a thwarted homosexual love story I showed them how important it was to start from an intimate story, experienced firsthand. At that moment, I realized that my personal story could represent an excellent subject to develop in order to approach the world of cinema” thus Carpanzano, involved in contemporary dramaturgy in the cinematographic and theatrical fields, traces in this episode the genesis of “The Void ”.

The protagonists are Giorgio and Marco, twenty-year-olds from two different social contexts – one is the son of an established lawyer, the other of a farmer – who, to defend their love, share a struggle for emancipation as well as the burning desire to emerge and find your place in the world. Through a journey into their inner dimension, we investigate the drama of living an impossible love destined to succumb in a society poisoned by prejudice and emotional dryness.

«It is an autobiographical story that explores the fleeting boundary between freedom and self-destruction, but, going beyond the gender difference, it reveals itself to be a universal story in which anyone experiencing a thwarted love can identify. Already during the writing phase, the autobiographical boundaries dissolved and the story became everyone’s” explains the director, immediately supported by Marino, a producer always attentive to social issues, such as the integration and rights of the LGBTQ+ community, in the works produced by his Indaco Film and awarded with David di Donatello (see Bismillah in 2018 and Inverno in 2020).

The scenic beauty of Tropea, Vibo Valentia and Catanzaro forms the backdrop to “The Void”, which has already won the best LGBTQ+ film at the Ponza Film Award.

The talented artistic cast, in which the film debut of the two actors Gianluca Galati and Kevin Di Sole stands out, is enriched by the most famous actresses Paola Lavini and Valentina Persia who enthusiastically welcomed her first dramatic role.

The constantly updated screening schedule also includes film debate meetings on the LGBTQ+ theme with high school students. Proving that cinema can help consolidate a society based on equality and inclusiveness, far from stigma and discrimination.