Solitude, It’s That


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Solitude, It’s That.

Solitude, It’s That is a docu-fiction focusing on the writer Pier Vittorio Tondelli, dead on 16 December 1991, at the age of 36, due to AIDS. Tondelli is known not only for being one of Europe’s greatest storytellers, but also for being one of the sharpest voices of his time. He was the writer of Other Libertines, his first work and a cult novel among young people of the 80s, subjected to seizure in L’Aquila for obscenity and outrage against the public morals of the time. Yet, Tondelli’s novel was not only a transgressive writing, but also a literary project that allowed the linguistic mixing of registers, sectors and even dialectisms. The intellectual from Emilia, however, not only talked about the kids of his time, but also encouraged young writers with the Under 25 project with the aim of giving space in a monthly magazine to budding writers. The film sets out in search of the places where the writer had the opportunity to live, starting from Correggio, where he was born, up to Bologna, the aforementioned L’Aquila and then Orvieto, on which his second novel focuses, to continue with Rome, Milan and Berlin.


Andrea Adriatico (L’Aquila, 1968) is one of the most relevant theatre directors from his generation (90’s) and a film director, a journalist, an architect, and a professor of film theory at the Bologna University D.A.M.S. In 1993, he founded the international center Teatri di Vita. Between the 2000 and 2002 he directed three short films: Anarchie, L’auto del silenzio and Pugni e su di me si chiude un cielo, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. In 2004, his first feature film, The Wind, in the Evening was premiered at the Berlinale and in 2007, his second feature Andres and Me was preferred at the London BFI Film Festival. In 2010, he directed, together with Giulio Maria Corbelli, the documentary +o- Il sesso confuso, racconti di mondi nell’era dell’AIDS, trying to make a point of situation on the pandemic who has overwhelmed our century. His last documentary has been directed in 2015 and is entitled Torri, checche e tortellini. In 2019, he premiered the feature film Bitter Years at the Rome Film Festival, bringing to the big screen the story of the gay activist Mario Mieli.


  • Title
    Solitude, It’s That
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    98′, col.

  • Director 
    Andrea Adriatico
  • Screenplay 
    Grazia Verasani, Stefano Casi,
    Andrea Adriatico
  • Editing
    Roberto Passuti
  • Photography
    Ali Beidoun

  • Art Direction
    Giovanni Santecchia
  • Music
    Massimo Zamboni
  • Sound
    Lorenzo Fedi
  • Cast
    Lorenzo Balducci, Tobia De Angelis
  • With the participation of
    Jonathan Bazzi, Angela Bubba,
    Viola Di Grado, Paolo Di Paolo,
    Claudia Durastanti, Alessio Forgione,
    Alcide Pierantozzi

  • Producer
    Saverio Peschechera
  • Production
  • In collaboration with
    Pavarotti International 23 srl
  • With the support of
    Ministero della Cultura – Direzione Generale Cinema,
    Regione Emilia-Romagna through
    Emilia-Romagna Film Commission

  • Rome International Film Festival 2023 – Freestyle
  • Visioni Italiane Bologna 2023
  • Viaemilia@docfest Modena 2023
  • Festival della Nebbia Piacenza 2023
  • Porretta Cinema 2023 – Emilia Romagna Film Commission Showcase
  • Biblioteca Einaudi Correggio 2023
  • Trieste Film Festival Alpe Adria Cinema 2024 – Corso Salani Award Competition
  • Teatri Di Vita Bologna 2024
  • Ipotesi d’Amore Bologna 2024
  • Cinema La Compagnia Firenze 2024
  • Cinema Massimo Torino 2024

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