Une photographie du grand-père du réalisateur dans une scène du film AMERICA


Giacomo Abbruzzese
2020 - Documentary - 58 min

International cinema


Giacomo Abbruzzese at Cinéma Public

France, Italy
Italian, English

Claudio was born in Greece, raised in Venice, married in Taranto, and it was in New York that he was murdered after twenty years of pursuing the American dream. Giacomo Abbruzzese reconstructs his grandfather’s story, immersing us in the New York of the sixties, with Billy Joel’s notes and a gangster movie atmosphere. Through the testimonies and recollections of those close to him, on both sides of the ocean, we discover a mysterious, complex character, constantly on the run. It’s a portrait of a man no one has ever really known.


Presented in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Montreal, the labdoc (Le laboratoire de recherche sur les pratiques audiovisuelles documentaires), and the Global Emergent Media Lab.

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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