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Paolo Conte - Via Con Me
New Italian Cinema

Paolo Conte - Via Con Me

Paolo Conte - Via con me

An enthralling documentary following the life and work of Italian singer and composer Paolo Conte, Paolo Conte - Via con me tells the story of an eclectic figure spanning his 50-year career. 

Delving into the labyrinth of Conte’s songs, including songs written for a wide range of performers including Adriano Celentano, Enzo Jannacci, Jane Birkin, Caterina Caselli, Bruno Lauzi, and that of his passions - jazz, puzzles, painting, law, the movies - the film is a continual exploration of the familiar and the unfamiliar, of the stories, verses and songs that make up the fascinating world of Paolo Conte.

Drawing on the immense stock of material in Conte’s personal archives, director Giorgio Verdelli combines it with footage shot for purpose: interviews, with friends and colleagues including Roberto Benigni and Isabella Rossellini, clips of international tours and other occasions in a unique career. 

Narrated by Luca Zingaretti, this journey interweaves poetry and music through the songs, concerts, friends and reflections of the singer and is a must-see for music lovers.

A journey through the history of the man who took the Italian song and made it modern, sensual, evocative.
Lost in Cinema
A delectable detour taking in the life of a major talent.
Cineuropa
Australian Premiere
All Ages (exemption)
2020 | 100 min | Documentary, Biography | Italy | Italian, French with English subtitles
Director
Giorgio Verdelli
Cast
Paolo Conte, Roberto Benigni, Luca Zingaretti, Vinicio Capossela, Isabella Rossellini
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Berlin International Film Festival 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Venice Film Festival 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Barcelona Film Festival 2021
NOMINEE
Nastro d’Argento 2021, Documentary Silver Ribbon
Giorgio Verdelli

Director: Giorgio Verdelli

Born in 1956, Giorgio Verdelli is a writer, director and composer. A creator and producer of documentaries and musical programs, Verdelli is considered an expert in international music. His films as a director include Summer Holidays (1985), Pino Daniele – Time will Remain (2017) and Enzio Bosso. Things that Remain (2021). Paolo Conte, Via con me (2020) was nominated for the Silver Ribbon in the Documentary category at the 2021 Nastro d’Argento awards. 

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