La convocazione

The Call

Italian citizens can be called to serve on juries for certain criminal cases: On the day before appearing for jury selection, they're randomly selected by a computer system. And so, one morning at 10 o'clock, 60 tense Italians take their place in a Court of Assizes that was, as one potential juror whispers, built under Mussolini. Their nervous questions, funny comments and discomfort are all brought together in a soft cacophony full of reflection on this civic duty. An infamous criminal case from 1974 and the judge's claim that no one needs to be scared of the mafia lend an extra dimension to this fascinating cinematic observation. (Slingshot Films)

Director's Biography
Enrico Maisto
Born in Milan in 1988, he graduated in aesthetical philosophy from
the University of Milan. In 2008
 he took part as a trainee director in the shooting of the Marco Bellocchio movie “Vincere”, and produced the film’s behind-the-scenes documentary.

Film Selection: La Convocazione (The Call, 2017, doc) — Comandante (2014, doc)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2018
Enrico Maisto
Italy 2017
57 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Enrico Maisto, Valentina Cicogna
Cinematography Jacopo Loiodice
Editing Veronica Scotti, Valentina Cicogna
Sound/Sounddesign Simone Paolo Olivero
With Anna Conforti, Fabio Tucci, Susi Bassi, Pasquale Magnifico, Valentina Milanaccio, Chiara Mangoni, Emanuele Marfoni, Daniela Migliacci
Producer(s) Riccardo Annoni
Start, Rai Cinema
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Festival dei Populi Florence 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Kombi-Programm (74 min)
DUE / Two