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France, almost a self-portrait
Documentary, by Ilaria Pezone, 2017, Italy.
Avid cinephile, filmmaker, film essayist, teacher. Who is really Francesco Ballo? Maybe it's all these things together, and more: an Inter fan, a wine expert, a careful jazz lover ... A truly independent filmmaker out of any commercial logic, Francesco talks about himself in this documentary, guiding the viewer through his world, his life full of passions and his creativity. A journey without maps and without pre-established routes, as dizzying as a Buster Keaton film and as free as a Charlie Parker jam session, full of reflections on cinema and how to make films.