Sonnenstube

Sonnenstube

Sonnenstube

Italy / Documentary / 7' / Archive / Color / 2022

Sergio Cortesi dedicated his life to solar observation. At the “Specola solare” in Locarno, between 1957 and 2021, he made over 15.000 sunspots drawings, driven by the faith of a monk to whom his own god never gave an answer.

Director: Davide Palella

Script: Davide Palella

Director of Photography: Alessandro Perillo

Producer: Sebastian Petri

Editing: Davide Palella

Sound: Fabio Vassallo

Cast: Sergio Cortesi


CV

Davide Palella graduated at NABA in 2019 with his first medium-length film, Sirio. In 2021, he received a development grant at In Progress with his new project, Shura, mentored by Michelangelo Frammartino. Sonnenstube was realized during the 2022 Locarno Spring Academy.

Filmography

Sonnenstube 2022

Sirio 2019

Festivals Attended

Locarno International Film Festival

Festival dei Popoli

Zinebi Film Festival

Premio Ermanno Olmi

Laceno D'Oro International Film Festival

Awards

Honorable Mention - 4th Premio Ermanno Olmi

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