Tutti Giù

Tutti Giù
Director: Niccolò Castelli

Switzerland, Drama, 2012, 90 min, english and lithuanian subtitles, T
One is a professional athlete. One thinks of sport as a lifestyle. And one gets into sport almost by chance. One, surrounded by the crowd, seeks the inner strength to carve out moments of profound intimacy with self and nature. One feels at home on the street, seeking a family in chaos. And one finds peace in emptiness. Three young people who are “different”, special, but who share a common need to measure up to an “adult” world. Three young people that life puts to a severe test: can they achieve self-awareness, and still nurture that sacred flame which makes them feel alive? It is a massive challenge, which each must face alone. “Tutti Giù” is a film about the journey from adolescence to adulthood and the decision about which road to take, made alone between dreams and fears, successes and defeats. 
About the director:
Niccolò Castelli was born in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1982. He began his media career in 1998 contributing to RSI Swiss National Radio and Television. From 2001 to 2006 he wrote, directed and edited several shorts, reports, documentaries and music videos. In 2002 he started cinema studies at the University of Bologna (Italy), graduating in 2006. From 2006 to 2008 he did his Master of Arts in Film at the University of the Arts in Zürich (Switzerland). From 2008 to 2010 he worked as assistant director on several feature films. “Tutti Giù” is Castelli‘s first feature film.
Screenplay: Niccolò Castelli

Dir. of Photography: Pietro Zuercher

Music: Kovlo

Cast: Yanick Cohades, Lara Gut, Nicola Perot, Elena Aglaja Amadò, Nicole Lechmann