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Elio Germano, the new Ligabue: I chose not to see Bucci in order not to be influenced, but now I do
BOLOGNA - Elio Germano will be the new Ligabue, almost half a century after the interpretation of television's memorable Flavio Bucci , who passed away today at the age of 72. "I wanted to hide myself", the movie Giorgio diritti , author of "Il vento fa il suo giro" and "The man who will come", will be in theaters Thursday, February 27 and will be screened in preview by the Cineteca di Bologna on Wednesday the 26th. The director will introduce in the room of his film, in competition at the Berlin film Festival which opens on Thursday the 20th. "I chose not to see the show, not to be influenced in any way," he said in a recent interview, Elio Germano, the interpretation of which completely transfigured waiting with great curiosity. "But, talking with the people of the place, I saw that it is attached to the memory of the people; so much so that many cite as anecdotes of real life Ligabue things shooting from the drama. I'm very curious to retrieve what drama, why Flavio Bucci is an extraordinary actor".

And' the history of Antonio Costa , known as Ligabue , figurative painter from the tragic life born in Switzerland and grew up in Gualtieri, in the province of Reggio Emilia, where he died in 1965. Toni, the son of an Italian immigrant, rejected in Italy from Switzerland, where she spent a childhood and an adolescence difficult, living for years in a hut on the river without giving in to the loneliness, cold and hunger.

The encounter with the sculptor Renato Marino Mazzacurati is an opportunity to get closer to the painting, it is the beginning of a redemption in which she feels that art is the only means to build its identity, the real chance to get to know and love from the world. “El Tudesc,” the German, as he calls the people is a man, lowly, ugly, often mocked and humiliated. Become the painter's imaginative painting his fantasy world of tigers, gorillas and jaguars, standing on the banks of the Po.

Overwhelmed by a regime that wants to “hide” the different and a victim of its anxieties, is locked up in a mental hospital. Even there, in short he started to paint again. Most of all, the Tones he paints himself, as if to confirm his desire to exist well beyond many of the waste suffered since childhood. The output from the psychiatric Hospital is the turning point for the ransom, and a public recognition of his talent. Fame allows you to flaunt a reached well-being and open his eyes to life and to the feelings which he had always repressed. His works reveal themselves in time a gift for the whole community, the gift of its diversity.
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