The Fisherman

A short film shot with non-professional actors in the Italian villages of Portofino and Camogli, Liguria.
It deals with the themes of gentrification, loss of personal and collective memory. Giuseppe is a local fisherman in his seventies who has lost his wife. A wealthy man wants to buy his house and he is willing to pay virtually any price for it. Giuseppe is torn between accepting the offer and relocating or remaining and keeping an important part of his life.


WINNER “Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Award” for best international short film, 2016, Beijing, China
WINNER “1st Prize Genova Film Festival – Obiettivo Liguria”, 2016, Italy


Screened in competition

ITALY – Genova Film Festival 2016
CHINA – Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival – Beijing 2016
ITALY – XVII Festival del Cinema Europeo Lecce 2016
ITALY – IV Caselle Film Festival 2016
SPAIN РFestival Internacional de Cortometrajes Jos̩ Francisco Rosado Pacas 4.0 2016
BULGARIA – Sofia International Short Film Festival 2016
ITALY – Medfilm Festival 2015 – Rome 2015

The Fisherman
Il Pescatore
Italy 2015 – Fiction – Red 4k – 1:1:85 – Italian / Genoese dialact- 10′

Directed by Michele Cadei and Adel Oberto

Produced by Daniele Calzolari, Caprari Alessio, Antonio Levoni

Director of Photography: Kasper Wind Nielsen

Editor: Rodrigo Saquel

Sound Design: Steve Bond

Music by Dennis Ippolito

Story by Michele Cadei

Set Designer: Alice Piscitelli

Costume design: Giulia Scrimieri

Production Manager: Francesca Abbadessa

Cast: Giuseppe Bencini, Giovanni Buongirolami, Luca Guaschetti