Venetian Nights


by Mauro Caputo
Italy, 2019, 61', color
Screenplay: Mauro Caputo
Sunday 01 September 2019
22:00 Villa degli Autori Free entrance is subjects to the availability

based on a story by Giorgio Pressburger

Daniele Trani
Daniele Trani
Francesco Morosini
Francesco Morosini
production design
Mauro Caputo
Federica Crevatin

Fulvio Falzarano
Omero Antonutti [narrator]
Antonio Cacace 
Nadia Pastorcich
Paola Pini
Daniele Tenze

Federica Crevatin
Omar Soffici
VOX Produzioni
in collaboration with
Collective Pictures
in association with
Istituto Luce-Cinecittà

italian distribution
Istituto Luce-Cinecittà

Ufficio stampa
Marlon Pellegrini

The message is all in the white spaces between one letter and the next: the rest doesn't matter. One cold winter morning, Dr. Fleischmann realizes he is starting to lose his memory. So begins a morality tale, in a dream-like state in which truth and fiction become entangled and lose their contours. The main character, a scientist, is reluctantly drawn into a world - his disease - in which mysterious bonds prevail: those between fate and the biological and physiological criteria that regulate existence.



2019 La legge degli spazi bianchi
2016 Il profumo del tempo delle favole
2014 L'orologio di Monaco
2013 Messaggio per il secolo

Mauro Caputo founded the production company VOX Produzioni in Trieste. In 2013 he directed and produced the documentary Messaggio per il secolo featuring Giorgio Pressburger and Claudio Magris. The following year he directed L'orologio di Monaco, based on a short story collection by Giorgio Pressburger, who also appeared in and narrated the film. This film was selected for the Rome Film Fest and, in the same year, for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, promoted by Italy's Cultural Institutes and embassies around the world and screened in numerous cities on five continents. In 2016, Caputo's film Il profumo del tempo delle favole premiered at Giornate degli Autori. After Pressburger's death, Caputo wrote and directed The Law of White Spaces, completing the trilogy devoted to the Hungarian-born Italian author.

"The Law of White Spaces represents the end of that idiosyncratic journey undertaken by Giorgio Pressburger.  It's an arduous journey since it's unconventional. The film is based on Giorgio's story of the same name, in which he once more analyzes the deepest mysteries that have always fascinated and frightened human beings in their eternal search for the meaning of life. The idea was different from the start for the author, and I championed it from the beginning, unfortunately just before Giorgio's death. Those initial prompts allowed me to finish the project just the way we had imagined it together." [Mauro Caputo]

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