A bilingual film on a bilingual city, made in the attempt to find a specific language for this border event. A language which tries to go behind the traditional documentary. Heimat, stories of life and emigration, languages, dialects and cultural and material heritage: the film narrates the various levels of the city, speaking through the words of its inhabitants. This provides a kaleidoscope combining history, culture and the material setting, portraying a Bolzano which is mixed yet strong.
He was born in Bolzano (Italy) in 1967 where he attended the Zelig film school. He studied Philosophy and Cinema first at the University of Bologna and later at the University of Berlin, where he graduated in1996. While he was a student he made several short films, videos and installations that were acknowledged in festivals and exhibitions. Since the end of the 90s he has focused on documentary film-making and has written scripts for documentary films. Many of his films have been produced by the main European broadcasters (ZDF, Arte, ORF, RAI, YLE, Ikon, 3Sat) and screened in several international festivals. In 2005 he presented Le mie tre cime at TrentoFilmfestival. In 2004 he received the prestigious German Award “Adolf Grimme” as director of Call me Babylon. In 2005 he was the co-founder of the Miramonte Film. He currently works as author and director in Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.