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Manga Do, Igort e la via del manga
a film by Domenico Distilo
a coproduction with Moon Jar film, Berlin
produced by Marco Lo Curzio, Domenico Distilo
original soundtrack | Stefano Guzzetti
dop | Domenico Distilo, Kai Ehlers
editor | Andrea Maguolo
sound edit and mix | Matteo Di Simone
with | Igort and Giovanni Piliarvu, Tadao Tsuge, Shinji Idani
format | 60’ HD
Audience award winner in Biografilm Festival, Bologna 2018
Italian distribution by movieaday.it. More about next screening here
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‘Manga Do. Igort and the way of manga ‘is the journey of Igort, one of the most important Italian graphic novel authors, in the founding places of Japanese culture. The film takes the viewer on the manga’s way, where by ‘way’, as in the oriental disciplines, we want to describe a path taken to transform a technique, that of the graphic novel storytelling, into a practice of improvement.
Igort travels with a photographer, a friend who’s his guide: from Tokyo to Nagoya, then down along the Kii peninsula to Izumo, where they discover a thousand-year paper making technique, and then Hiroshima, at the Peace Museum. From this fascinating journey and the variety of his routes, comes the intertwining of Igort’s the new book, the ‘Japanese Notebooks / second volume’ and the film ‘Manga Do’ which tells its genesis.
Domenico Distilo is director and screenwriter. He graduated in directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. ‘Inatteso’, his graduation film was presented at the Forum section of the Berlinale; He won the award for best documentary at the festival of Alicante in Spain and received a special jury mention at ‘Archipelago Film Festival. He is the author of the screenplay ‘When Elephants Fight’ that won the ‘ Solinas ‘ award as best original screenplay. His documentaries are broadcast on Rai 3.