The Cormorants | I Cormorani

Full-time childhood, an alien time in which everything around us is passed through pure bodies and perceptions. One eye and a soul that follow invisible trajectories; only the instinct and the senses reign, along with the imagination. I Cormorani takes us on a transfigured journey into this total reality. The convincing debut of Fabio Bobbio is a successful experiment in meta-cinema. A direct drive trailing the wandering of Matteo and Samuele: two twelve year old boys who live their long, lazy days of summer between nature and civilization. The forest, the river and the mall become another dimension for us who observe them. Their intimacy and complicity transfigures them unaware, in objects, lights, sounds and smells: of life and man, amplifying their objectification in a sublime fashion. Their and our way of being in the world, to find a sense of meaning.

Cast & Crew

Cast: Samuele Bogni, Matteo Turri, Valentina Padovan
Producers: Fabio Cavenaghi Paolo Cavenaghi Mirko Locatelli Giuditta Tarantelli
Writer: Fabio Bobbio
Cinematography: Stefano Giovannini
Editing: Fabio Bobbio
Sound: Manuel Paradiso, Simone Olivero

Festivals & Awards

– Visions du Réel
– Sindicato Nazionale Critici Cinematograci Italiani (SNCCI). Critic Award
– Associazione Giovani Produttori Cinematografici Indipendenti (AGPCI). Best Production

Director Fabio Bobbio
Country Italy
Year 2016
Length 88 min
Language Italian with English subtitles

About the director

Fabio Bobbio (1980), editor, editing teacher and director of photography, studied Audiovisual and Multimedia Comunication at University of Ferrara and graduated with a thesis about independent cinema production and distribution. In 2007 he joined the “Curso Superior de Documental Social y Creativo” at Observatorio de Cine from Buenos Aires and he started to work as director, d.o.p., editor for cinema and television. He collaborated with directors (Ricardo Iscar, Alicia Cano, Daniel Villamediana, Mirko Locatelli) and production companies in Uruguay, Spain and Italy. With La vida sublime by D. Villamediana (as d.o.p. and editor) he takes part in competition at Festival del Film Locarno 2010, at Viennale 2010 and at Bafici 2011; with I corpi estranei by M. Locatelli (as director’s assistant and editor) in competition at Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma 2013. I CORMORANI / THE CORMORANTS is his first feature film.