Sergio Basso has been living, travelling, writing and filming around China since 1996. He was Gianni Amelio's assistant director on his film in China, The Missing Star (2005).
Since then he has directed several fictional shorts and featurelength documentaries screened and awarded prizes in festivals such as Locarno, Nyon, Annecy, Torino, Beijing, San Francisco, the Italian Golden Globe. His documentary activity has led him to work for UN, Il Corriere della Sera, Oxford University, Nokia, DeAgostini and Skira, and receive several scholarships, such as Movin'Up Scholarship for Young Italian Artists and the Solinas Prize. He graduated in Film Directing at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome (2006); in Theatre Directing at Jurij Alschitz and GITIS-Moscow Theatre School (2002); in Oriental Languages at Venice University (1999).He taught at the Palermo branch of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
More recently he has devoted himself to developing crossmedia platforms with Il Corriere della Sera and experimented in animation as well. Fingertips will be his second feature film, after Elementary Love.
A ballad about the Chinese community in Milan. An Italian guy asks a Chinese girl's hand in marriage. This triggers a domino-like plot of confrontations among a crowd of characters. Starting from the focus on one of the largest and oldest Chinatowns in Europe, the film carries the spectators into a universal metaphor on hatred and dreams between West and China
Twenty years ago, a sixth of the population of Bhutan was exiled. The Lhotshampa tragedy up to now has not been given much media coverage.
China 30's. The film is the story of two brothers: a talented pianist and an owner of a night club.
This is a cross media platform- the first realized in Italy- where you may surf among texts and video clips to discover the Chinese community of Milan.