A street art festival which took over the small Pugliese village of Grottaglie from 2008-2012. For five years internationally-renowned artists such as Blu, Conor Harrington, Erica il Cane and Vhils made the pilgrimage to this tiny southern Italian village to draw graffiti over its ancient walls. Angelo Milano was the man behind this revolution – creating a grass roots festival based upon his love of street art and disorder. Milano invited artists at his expense to stay in his home, his mum the chef and his dad the driver. Sadly the festival no longer exists but what remains is an amazing vault full of videos and memories and the faded graffiti of a legendary period.
Giacomo Abbruzzese ( Taranto , 1983) graduated at Le Fresnoy in France , with special mention for the quality of the cinematographic work . In 2008 he graduated in Cinema and Multimedia Production at Bologna University. His short films have been selected in major international festivals , including Oberhausen , Clermont – Ferrand , the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal , Dubai , Angers , FIPA , Belo Horizonte . In 2013 he is selected by the Cannes Film Festival for the Cinéfondation residence. His last work “Stella Maris” is among the 12 shortfilms pre-selected for the César.
Angelo Milano was born in Grottaglie. After graduating at Bologna University he decided to go back in Grottaglie, his hometown, and trying to bring the world within his small town instead of going around the world. This is how he created FAME, a public art festival that became an international renowned event. Today Angelo decided to create an handprint clothing line, stampata a mano, founding the brand Sangue, worldwide distributed.
Directors: Giacomo Abbruzzese, Angelo Milano
Production: Dugong (ITA) La Luna Productions (FRA)