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93 films in 19 categories
Diego Governatori
87 Min.

Photo Film


In another reality


French, english


Romanian, English


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• 16 March, 16:30, Cinema Elvire Popesco

The film will be screened in the presence of: Diego Governatori

• 17 March, 20:30, Pavilion 32 - Goethe-Institut

The film will be screened in the presence of: Diego Governatori

Diego Governatori
Born in the south of France in 1981, Diego moved to Paris to study film. After four years spent at the University of Saint-Denis-Paris 8, he returned to the Fémis in the editing section. Graduated in 2007, he was then received as a boarder at the Académie de France in Rome - Villa Médicis. Having so far written and directed his films in collaboration with his brother Luca, it is the first time he has started a documentary film project on his own, while writing the script for a first feature film.


Aurelien lives with a disorder situated on the autism spectrum characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication. Over the whole course of the film director Diego Governatori places him right in front of us, forcing us to consider all kinds of things and most importantly to challenge notions such as “normality” and “disease”. Our protagonist is intelligent, charming, sensitive, and has an exceptional ability to express himself. His discourse obsessively reiterates and relists his deficiencies and their social consequences that he cannot control despite being perfectly capable of identifying their sources, which, at first, remain almost invisible to the viewer. However, as our relationship with him develops throughout the film, our initial assessment – hasty and superficial – becomes less and less likely. The process of realising that his mental reality is a very particular one sharpens gradually with the additional help from Governatori’s style choices, meant to give it texture. We recognize that we are different, and this could be the beginning of a beautiful fascination. (Andrei Rus)

* Adopted by: ASOCIATIA AITA

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Doclisboa International Film Festival 2018

Etats généraux du documentaire de Lussas 2018


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