Rosario works as a street seller on the fairgrounds of the suburbs of Naples.
His dream to escape poverty latches onto the musical talent of his daughter Sharon. Fascinated by the video images of his teenage daughter, he turns into an impresario to make her a star of the Italian folk music.
Between documentary and realistic tale, Crater portrays the ambitions of a father against the freedom of his daughter.
Italy – 2017 – Super35 4K – 1:1.85- 5.1 – 93 min – Italian
Original title: Il Cratere
Tfilm & Rai Cinema
with the support of Mibact Development Fund & Pulse Britdoc Genesis Fund
Written by Silvia Luzi & Luca Bellino with the collaboration of Rosario Caroccia
Cast & Crew
Sharon Sharon Caroccia
Rosario Rosario Caroccia
Original Music by Alessandro Paolini
Sound Design by Stefano Grosso
Sound editing & mix by Daniela Bassani, Marzia Cordò, Giancarlo Rutigliano
Luca Bellino (1978) and Silvia Luzi (1976) run the Production Company Tfilm based in Rome.
As filmmakers they received several international awards and nomination for their 2 previous documentaries.
Crater is their first feature film.
La Minaccia (The Threat) – (86′, 2008) – more than 60 international film festivals, David Di Donatello Nomination Best Documentary, New York Young Filmakers Prize.
Dell ‘Arte della Guerra (On The Art Of War)- (85′, 2012) – more than 50 international film festivals, 20 awards and nominations. Prix FEDEORA Best European Documentary, Best Documentary at Crossing Europe Film Festival, Leipziger Ring and Healthy Workplaces Film Award at DokLeipzig.
Festivals and Awards
- World Premiere : Venice International Film Critics’ Week – Competition
- International Premiere : Tokyo Film Festival – Competition – Special Jury Prize
- Rabat Film Festival, Morocco – Panorama
- Geneva GIFF, Switzerland – Competition
- Goteborg FF – Five Continents
- Crossing Europe FF (Austria) – Competition – Special Jury Prize
“Luzi and Bellino’s observant eyes remain Crater’s trump card, particularly in capturing the impressive performances of its non-professional”.
“The bleakness of reality is nothing to sing about in Crater, but it does furnish a poignant slice of neo-realism”.
“Rosario and Sharon attack the task of finding a space between fact and fiction with ease”.
“a technically impressive feat, complete with a few hidden cameras, that recalls a reality show in the hands of two very sensitive, skillful directors”.