Summer of Giacomo

005 // Summer of Giacomo

Alessandro Comodin // Italy // 2011
// 78 min // Couleur // 1,85:1

Jaquette L'Eté de Giacomo

It's summertime in the countryside of North-East Italy. Giacomo is a nineteen-year-old deaf boy. One day with Stefania, a friend from childhood, they go to the river to have a picnic. The two youths wander so far from the trodden paths that they finally get lost. They find themselves alone and free during an afternoon that could last the entire summer. Sensuality intermingles with their childhood games until Stefania and Giacomo become aware that the adventure they are living together is nothing but a memory, both sweet and bitter, of a time already lost.

Festivals and awards

Jeonju International Film Festival // Grand Prize
Locarno Film Festival // Golden Leopard
International Film Fetival of Rotterdam // Bright Future Selection


"Alessandro Comodin films has we usually like it. His film is an ode to the beauty of the world. We leave it starry-eyed, beaming eyes and heart cheering. " François Ekchajzer // Télérama

« Summer of Giacomo is from its introduction, a rare splendor whose discreet virtuosity raises its author, the young Alessandro Comodin, 30 years old, among the most valuable contemporary discoveries. " Romain Blondeau // Les Inrockuptibles

" One thinks about Jean Rouch, or closer, to the cinema of Miguel Gomes, swirling between the genres (Ce cher mois d’août). " Julien Gester // Libération


Born in 1982 in San Vito al Tagliamento/Pordenone, Italy, graduated in the director section from INSAS in Brussels, Belgium. His first movie, Jagdfieber, graduation short documentary movie in 2008, was presented at the Quinzaine des réalisateurs at Cannes Festival in 2008. Summer of Giacomo is his first feature film.

DVD and special features

Summer of Giacomo
(2008, 21 min)
Fragments d’une métamorphose : Cut scenes (11 min)
Notes pour un film (6 min)
Booklet (40 pages) : Interview with Alessandro Comodin, Les Temps d’un été by Arnaud Hée

1:1.85 / Italie, France, Belgique / Italien / Subtitles : French, English, Castilian / 78 min
DVD 9 / Pal / All zones / 4:3 & 16:9



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