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New Italian Cinema
Magic Naples
Australian Premiere
All Ages (exemption)

Magic Naples

Napoli magica

Considered the heart of the south of Italy, Naples has enraptured its inhabitants and visitors for generations. In the fascinating documentary Magic Naples, actor/director Marco D’Amore (Gomorrah) sets out to uncover why his beloved Naples is said to be magical. D’Amore presents the city as a world suspended between reality and representation, ruthless truth and admirable fiction. With curiosity and attention, he unearths its mysteries, legends, tragedies, love and a three-thousand-year-old maze of tunnels – the tomb of the secrets on which the entire city rests. 

From reality to fairy tales, iconic locations come to life, including the Fontanelle cemetery, Castel dell’Ovo, the chapel of the Veiled Christ and the Catacombs of San Gaudioso. 

The viewer is invited to dive into the mystery with this charming journey, where the city takes on new shapes and contours, and Naples is seen from an infinite number of views – from the heights of the hills to the depths of the underground passages and the spirits of its past. 

“Vedi Napoli e poi muori.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A beautiful documentary.
2022 | 90 min | Documentary | Italy
Cast: Marco D’Amore, Gennaro Di Colandrea, Marianna Fontana, Giovanni Ludeno
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Marco D’Amore


Marco D’Amore, born in 1981, is an actor, director and screenwriter. His first theatre play was The Adventure of Pinocchio (2000) and from 2005, he participated in plays and short films with La Piccola Societa theatre company. He is best known for the television series Gomorrah and film The Immortal (2019).

Turin Film Festival 2022