Category : Press

13 Apr 2023

Ivan Gergolet • Director of The Man Without Guilt

“The way out of revenge, of being hurt and feeling devastated, is forgiveness” The Italian filmmaker talks about his first feature, which follows the journey through loss and suffering of a widow of a worker who died from an asbestos-related disease Italian filmmaker Ivan Gergolet talks about his first feature, the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival First Feature Competition entry The Man Without Guilt [+], which follows the journey through loss and suffering of a widow of a worker who died from an asbestos-related disease. […]

05 Apr 2023

Bif&st 2023 – The man without guilt: review of the film by Ivan Gergolet

A film of great intelligence especially visual and gestural. Ettore Scola Award for Best Director Bif&st 2023, The man without guilt is a bilingual work that communicates above all with silences.In the Slovenian suburbs of Trieste, Angela has lost her husband Andrea to asbestos exposure and knows that her friend Elena, also a widow, will meet the same end. She dreams of the Slovenian word – the mother tongue of her husband who, we discover later in the film, is actually called Andrej […]

03 Apr 2023

BIF&ST / Gergolet best Italian director for The Man Without Guilt

Ivan Gergolet is the Best Director of the ItaliaFilmFest competitive section of the BIF&ST, the international film festival of Bari, which ended yesterday, April 2nd. He won the Ettore Scola Award, awarded by the Audience Jury presided over by Donatella Palermo, for his thriller The Man Without Guilt, centered on the tragedy of deaths from asbestos, in cinemas from 30 March distributed by Arch Film. The film is an international co-production between Italy (Igor Prinčič for Transmedia), Slovenia (Staragara) and […]

30 Mar 2023

A conversation with Valentina Carnelutti: “The man without guilt”, giving oneself the possibility of forgiveness

The man without guilt by Ivan Gergolet is a painful film, the real protagonist is the conflict: surrounded by an inconsolable chorus, Angela (Valentina Carnelutti) has to take care of the “bastard” Francesco Gorian (Branko Završan), an entrepreneur who is hospitalized in the hospital in Trieste where she works. Angela has already lost a worker husband like her friend Elena (Rossana Mortara) and no one can really say they are safe: the asbestos that has impregnated the husbands’ overalls seems […]

25 Nov 2022

Review: The Man Without Guilt

Ivan Gergolet’s feature debut is a very poignant study of human imperfections set in Trieste and its Slovenian-speaking suburbs According to the text at the end of Ivan Gergolet’s feature debut, The Man Without Guilt [+], 125 million people are exposed to asbestos in their workplaces, and the complications arising from this exposure claim around 100,000 victims a year, while the dangerous material is still in a grey area, legally. The film premiered in Tallinn Black Nights’ First Feature Competition, which could prove to […]

22 Nov 2022

The Man Without Guilt

A hospital cleaner becomes the caretaker of the man who once destroyed her life – moving tale of forgiveness premieres at the First Feature Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Festival QUICK SNAP: LIVE FROM TALLINN At the heart of this stirring Italo-Slovenian drama is a philosophical argument which addresses the following questions: when is it right to forgive? When is it moral to leave behind the spirit of revenge? While answers provided may be slightly oversimplified and naive, […]