Biography - Giulio Pereno

Giulio Pereno
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  • Berlin - Start of documentary-film project "Women that travel alone"
  • Interviews with women who travel alone between Berlin, Paris and Brussels.
  • Beginning collaboration with Gaia Campesato for interviews in Brighton.
  • First bike trip - From Bordeaux to Marrakech in three months (Fra-Esp-Por-Mor, 7,000 km)
  • Turin - Subject writing for 'Women that travel alone' together with Barnaba Scalabrin and Gaia Campesato.
  • Beginning collaboration with Dariya Trubina, protagonist and co-writer for 'Women that travel alone'.
  • Filming of the film in Bologna and Turin, in collaboration with director of photography Jalal Al Bess
  • Beginning collaboration with Tommaso Massimiliano Alfì, author of the film's soundtrack.
  • Turin - Soundtrack recording of 'Women that travel alone' at Docks Dora warehouses in Turin.
  • Recording additional track 'Pane' written by Rares Gabriel Cirlan and performed by Giulia D'Albenzio.
  • Recording additional track for Opening Scene written and performed by Paolo Gangeri
  • Editing and Post-production of 'Women that travel alone'
  • Videoclip 'MARASMA' by P.O.M.A.
  • Videoclip 'DEBRIS' by I need a plastic face
  • Participation as visualist in the tour of I need a plastic face (Treviso, Bologna, Rome)
  • Second bike trip - From Trieste to Igoumenitsa (Ita-Slo-Cro-Mon-Alb-Gre) and from Brindisi to Turin (3,000 km)
  • Turin - Creation with Tommaso Massimiliano Alfì of the art collective Povera, with headquarters, painting workshop and 200 sqm studio at Docks Dora.
  • VideoArt 'Les Animaux' in collation with Beya Mht for PoveraMostra.
  • May 12: First group exhibition of Povera (PoveraMostra), where Klim Kutzevski's photographs and Paolo Oliva's sculptures are also exhibited
  • 'Women that travel alone' is screened at the BCT Benevento Film Festival where it wins the Golden Walnut for Best Film
  • Videoclip 'Sleep Silent Night' by Siberia Calabria
  • Photobook 'Unfaithful Awakenings' with Irene Iris Cordani for Nexst.
  • Third bike trip: Turin to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Lyon (Ita-Svi-Ger-Ned-Bel-Fra, 3,000 km)
  • November: Second Povera exhibition at NEXST art festival, in collaboration the '' collective and with performer Elena Biagini.
  • Turin - Writing subject for the film 'Sleeping Close'
  • France - Start of collaboration with Olivia Paola Longoni for the screenplay of 'Sleeping Close'

  • Casting 'Sleeping Close' .
  • Location scouting surveys in Italy and France.
  • 'Sleeping Close' filming begins: in co-production with Olivia Paola Longoni

  • Return - Creation of the soundtrack for 'Sleeping Close', written by Tommaso Massimiliano Alfì
  • Recording additional track 'A vindimmia' performed by Anna Castiglia
  • End filming and start Post-production (Sound Design and Mixing by Rares Gabriel Cirlan)
  • Turin - Voice-over recording at 'fvhhub', (Voices by Amalia Stagnaro, Irene Iris Cordani and Giulia Beretta. Recorded by Federico Longinotti)
  • Post production completion of 'Sleeping Close' (Color correction and grading by Daniele Trovato and graphics by Alessandro Pazzini)
  • September 7: World Premiere of 'Sleeping Close' at the Verona IFF, awarded Best Film.

  • Completion of unreleased short film 'Interlude' extracted from 'Sleeping Close' (with Rossella Guidotti and Giulia Beretta)
  • Completion of short film 'Ignavi' extracted from 'Sleeping Close' (with Michelangela Battistella)
  • Completion short film 'Necrofili' extracted from 'Sleeping Close' (with Olivia Paola Longoni and Irene Iris Cordani)

Festival Selections

'SLEEPING CLOSE' (Film / 109' / ITA-FRA / 2023)
British Premiere at Romford Film Festival '24 (26th May, London, UK)
Winner Best Film at Verona International Film Festival '23
Winner Best Film at Martinique International Film Festival '24
Blow-up Chicago Arthouse FilmFest '24
Winner Best Photography and Editing at Chameleon Film Festival (Neaples, Ita)

'WOMEN THAT TRAVEL ALONE' or 'Donne Che Viaggiano Sole'  (Film / 75' / ITA-DE-FRA / 2019)
Winner Best Film at BCT Benevento Film Festival '19
Social World Film Festival '19 (Neaples, Italy)
Serbest Film Festival '23 (Moldavia)

'IGNAVI' - A tale from Sleeping Close  (Short / 5' / ITA / 2023)
Hacker Porn Film Festival '24 (Rome, Italy)
Athens International Art Film Festival '24
Dreamachine International Film Festival '23
Festival International de Cine La Picasa '24 (Argentina)

Giulio Pereno was born in Venice in 1996. Grown up in the important cultural pole of visual arts and in a family of artisans - his parents were, at the time, owners of one of the excellent craft workshops where the masks associated with the famous carnival are produced - he directed his artistic interest in the field of images.

His artistic work ranges from painting to photography and then concentrates on cinematographic expression. After completing his classical studies, he moves to Berlin in 2015, where he writes the subject and plans the production of his first feature film, a docu-movie focusing on female solo travellers.

In search of female travellers to interview in order to complete the project and a personal experience of travelling alone, in the same year he embarks on a bicycle trip through France and Spain in the direction of Morocco, during which he sleeps in the streets with a tent. This way of travelling and the related artistic theme became a fundamental part of his artistic and life concept.

The production of 'Women who travel alone' than took place in Italy, with base in Turin, where Giulio Pereno meets Tommaso Massimiliano Alfì, in art Maria Virgin, a musician and music producer who will be the author of the soundtrack for this film and the following one. This encounter gives rise to a residential artistic experience destined to last over the years under the name of 'Povera', an artistic collective located at the Magazzini Docks Dora in Turin, currently one of the city's social and cultural hubs.

'Women who travel alone' will be released in 2019, participating in several festivals and winning the Noce d'oro for the best independent film at the BCT festival of Benevento in the same year.

In 2020, after several journeys and periods of work in natural settings, he began to dedicate himself to the production of his next film, 'Sleeping Close', which was completed in 2023 in collaboration with Olivia Paola Longoni. In this film they further develop the theme of the feminine and that of travel, conceived as a means of searching for an unfiltered relationship with nature, the ultimate refuge from the negativity of the urban world and the exploitation of the territory inevitably connected to it.

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