Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio

Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio

Twins, born in Turin. Both are graduated: Massimiliano has a degree in DAMS (History of Art) while Gianluca in Communicaion studies (specialising in Cinema). Gianluca followed a workshop with the iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.

Since 1999 both togheter directed many shortfilm and documentaries whic take part in international filmfestivals (Rotterdam, Turin, Annency, Santa Berbara, Koln and many others) All the film of the De Serio's brothers, have a narrative approach between the documentary and fiction, always with a kind regard to the human problematics. The shortfilm Maria Jesus won the Nastro d'Argento as best italian shortfilm in 2004.

Filmography with La Sarraz Pictures

Film

Seven Acts of Mercy

By Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio

Luminita, a young illegal immigrant living on the edge of a shanty town, has hatched a plan to get herself out of her predicament. To carry it through she bumps into Antonio, a sick and mysterious old man.

The clash between the two of them is unavoidable and harsh, and leads to unforeseeable consequences

Documentary

Xhodi's exam

By Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio

Tirana, June 2007. The President of the United States George W. Bush visits Albania. In the same moment at the Academy of Art and at the Conservatory of the city, it's time for exams.

Documentary

Bakroman

By Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio

In the street of Ouagadougou live more than 600 children with no food and no shelter. Still they gathered in Ajer/fs a brotherhood born to defend their rights and foster their hopes. In order to raise from their condition.

Web platform

Bakroman

By Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio

The story of "Bakroman" is told through a documentary- Bakroman- and also through this docu-web.

Documentary

River Memories

By Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio

Over one thousand people of different nationalities live among rats and rubbish in shacks slapped together out of metal sheets and wood.