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Documentary | Competition

Directed by Niccolò Maria Pagani | Italy 2019 | 14 min | Italian premiere
Language: Italian with English subtitles

 

Franco Antonello has an autistic son, Andrea. When Andrea turned 18, the father and son decided to embark on a motorcycle journey across the United States. In 2018, Franco and Andrea decided to get back in the saddle of their Bmw, to cross Europe and arrive in Morocco at the foot of the Sahara desert , following the route of the Marrakech Express. A road movie that speaks about autism, travel, and of the bond between a father and a son. But, above all, the courage of those who choose to never give up.


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The Director
Niccolò Maria Pagani was Born in Milan in 1982, Niccolò, after 10 years as a travel journalist  discovers that there is something even better than words: pictures. It is for this reason that in 2011, he creates his first production house, video, specialized in reportage from the world, then he went to Manhattan to follow a directing  and production course at the New York Film Academy, where he wrote and directed his first short film. On his return in Italy, in 2018, it gives life to Ushuaia Films, a small production house.

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