Giovanni Benini, Davide Provolo | Italy 2020 | 64 Min. | OmeU

Summer is almost over in the Italian foothills. While Giorgia and Lorenzo experience tentative moments of intimacy, Mirko and Max wander abandoned places, trying to imagine a somewhat realistic future. The group of teenagers balances their lives between reality and fantasy, physical and metaphysical, fear and joy seemingly in their own time, a state that allows them to experience a fleeting present made of discoveries, rituals, and relationships. 

MARANA is a journey into the world of autism, in which the longings of youth for love are told without prejudice. With a lot of trust and without grand cinematic gestures, the film allows us to participate in the emotional world of the youth.

Directors, Cinematography: Giovanni Benini, Davide Provolo
Editing: Pierpaolo FIlomeno
Colour Grading: Stefano Bellamoli
Sound: Giovanni Benini, Davide Provolo, Matias Campaci, Ludovic Van Pachterbeke, Samuele Tezza
Producer Designer: Ginevra Gadioli


WP: 13th Beldocs (International Competition), Sept.2020 – Serbia
8th AegeanDocs (International Competition), Oct.2020 – Greece
14th Corsica.DOC (Nouveaux Talents), Oct.2020 – France
45th Laceno D’Oro (Competizione documentari), Dec.2020 – Italy
5th Ibiza CineFest (Panorama), Feb.2021 – Spain

Giovanni Benini graduated in cinematography at Zelig, school for documentary, television and new media with the movie “For those who want to fire” premired at 48th Visions du Réel – International medium- lenght film competition. “Marana” is his first movie as director. 

Davide Provolo was born in Verona (Italy) in the 1982. His work focuses on the study of analagic photography, with which takes part in collective and personal exhibitions. Marana is his first film ever.