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.
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
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.
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.
The story of "Bakroman" is told through a documentary- Bakroman- and also through this docu-web.
Over one thousand people of different nationalities live among rats and rubbish in shacks slapped together out of metal sheets and wood.