The Killer and the Diva

Film Documentary

killer+divajpgThe extraordinary lives of Maria Mercader: dramatic the first, surviving his assassination of Trotsky, fascinating the second, breathing her passionate love story with Vittorio De Sica. From the beginning of the super nosupersub century the lives of the two protagonists run after each other on an international stage. In Cuba, still a Spanish colony to the advent of Fidel Castro, in the Barcelona of the Belle Epoque and of civil war, in the Paris of the Front Populaire and of the existentialists, in a Moscow in the periods of terror and of the Krushchev Thaw, in the Rome of fascism and of the Dolce Vita.

An Italian and spanish coprodution with Overcom srl, iFrame srl and Lukimedia Sa
Author: Marco Sappino
Director: Silvia Giulietti

Gli angeli nascosti di Luchino Visconti

Director: Silvia Giulietti
Authors: Barbara Iannarilli, Giuseppe Galeone, Silvia Giulietti
 The Hidden angels of Luchino Visconti

There are many ways of framing a landscape, a face, as there are many ways to tell the story of a man, his life, his passions, his character, his movements, sending a message to the world.

visconti-front“The Hidden Angels of Luchino Visconti” This is the title. It tells of the man, the great man and director that he was, through the eyes of his closest collaborators, through never-before-seen images of Mario Tursi’s personal photographic archives. He was the photographer who followed Visconti his entire life. In this documentary Visconti’s camera operators who have given back to us the vision of his genius and contributed to his greatness: in silence, without fanaticism or exaltation, and for this reason they are his “Hidden Angels”.

We are narrating the life of a man, his daily routines – less known by the official literature – seen through many of the frames shot by his “angels”, who bore witness to his way of living, of interacting, behaving as an artist in and around his creative world.

Luchino Visconti: a treasure for all of humanity. The studies, the analyses, the reflections proposed by those tasked with examining his thought, have been able to dissect even the deepest sensitivities of the artist, but never has this been seen from the totally unusual angle proposed here.

A work, in Visconti’s case, which is not only solitary, as can happen with a writer, a painter or a poet, but which has a “plural” dimension; which needs the help of many other persons to be brought to completion. This is how a movie is born. This is how the eyes of the “hidden angels” have given back to us what he was imagining.

Although Visconti did not consider cinema an art form equal to a figurative work or a poem, these being immune from the conditioning brought about by the “technical concept”, we know that his work was art. Yet, this is not the intent of our project and These are the men who have seen him at work and on breaks, and who have seen him interact and speak; who have seen him cut across human moods.

Every witness has his personal view of Luchino Visconti, filtering his emotional light through the lens of his own human and cultural experience.

Their narrations do not contribute to the achievement of “objective Visconti” in the constant search for a descriptive synthesis, as well as to a “living Visconti” through the recounting of a fact, an anecdote, an argument and its resolution, a way of doing, which bring him back for a moment among his work friends, as an artist and as a man. An emotional glimpse, then, in the search for those memories which are not found in cinema literature, perhaps because they are considered non-influential on the analysis, or devoid of the dignity of “memorable” stories.

A different look at the man, better yet, the looks at that “technical concept” which address strictly professional questions, but which concentrate on the life of the crew navigating in the adventurous waters of that “craft mans labor” which is cinema. Guided by their helmsman who is able of obtaining, with authority and knowledge of the destination, enviable results .


Fic Brasilia 2007
Roma Film Festival 2008
Milano Doc Festival 2008
Gran Jury Prize  – Noemart Film Festival 2010



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Partisan Kids

Set during the Second World War, in the context of the partisan battles of Brigade Maiella, this is the story of three boys only 13 years old, who grow up helping Allied soldiers escape from German captivity through the rugged mountains of Abruzzi, in Italy.

Documentary by Pietro Faiella and Gianlorenzo Puglielli

Directed by Silvia Giulietti

A coproduction Overcom – iFrame

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Come posso (As I can)

Director Giulia Merenda


The documentary is the portrait of an artist who makes portraits and who, although she always wanted to keep a low profile, has been widely recognized as a preminent figure. A woman to discover with joy, as a hidden treasure. Her comic strips, published from between the seventies and eighties, stand out not only for their impressive beauty, reminiscent in some way of a classic style, but also for the strong influence they had in the development of an extremely vivid and fascinating imaginary world, breaking the rules and opening new spaces with such unparalleled intensity, which cinema or literature in those years did not manage to achieve.

This film therefore pays a tribute to the art of comics, and to Mètal Hurlant, sometimes  unjustly considered  as low culture, a brilliant form of art, perfectly fit to express our complex world.

There are two souls inside Cecilia Capuana, the one that gets involved and the one that keeps things at a distance, with irony. Drawing comic strips is a choice of freedom, joy and openness. Being a painter is a reflection on the real world, a way of getting in touch with matter. The weight of colors opposite to ideal synthesis of black and white.

A comic strip starts from your head, a painting starts from your stomach while your soul is jumping here and there. And….The seventies, the youth movement, photographs taken by Tano D’Amico. Maternity. Meeting with Métal Hurlant editor Jean Pierre Dionnet. A different point of view by Tanino Liberatore, brother-in-road, like her, he was considered in France more than he was in Rome. Exceeding in curiosity, lack of style. Loss, a typical migrant feature. A feeling of affection for artists of the past. Her ‘’great’’ friend Mario Monicelli. Weighing on the present for the future. As Van Eyck said: “Als Ik Kan” (As I Can)


– Festival International d’Angoulême 2010

–  Festival Romics 2010

– Lucca Comics and Games 2010

– Sulmona Film 2011

– Docartoon 2011

-Art Doc Festival 2013

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Feed the peace

Directors: Silvia Giulietti and Tiziano Novelli

“Feed the peace” is the story of a journey inside two worlds, Israel and Palestine, which are in a deep neverending conflict , two worlds which seem so different and far, but they are not.

Through the food cooked by two cooks, Hatem Taha, coming from Palestine and Erez, Komarovski coming from Israel, we smell, learn, hear and feel the flavour of cardamom, mint and experience their lives. Think to use not only our eyes to leave with them to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Walking in the narrow streets of Jerusalem and in the larger ones of Tel Aviv, we see the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, the cristallized Me a She’ arim, we see modern and ancient together, enter their homes, know their friends and families, we meet the Parents circle, who fight hard to put an end to this conflict and hopefully we learn from who has suffered more to understand each other for a better future of peace and friendship and that there is always place to hope because it’s stupid to saying there is no way for peace, because peace is the way!


‘’Un film per la pace’’ 2007 – Winner
Sole e Luna Doc Festival 2008
Roma Film Festival 2008
Prize Human Rights 2008
Arcipelago 2008
Abruzzo Film Festival 2009
Babel Tv Sky all’IMAF Festival 2010 – Winner