ZAC – I fiori del MALE


ZAC – I fiori del MALE

[65′ – Documentary, 2015, Italy]

A film by: Massimo Denaro

ZAC_I FIORI DEL MALE_locandina web
Original title: Zac – I fiori del Male
Other title (France): Pino ZAC – Un Italien Fou dans le Vent
Year: 2015
Country: Italy
Duration: 65′
Language: Italian
Subtitles: French, English, Italian
Genre: art/biographical/satirical
Production: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Sede Abruzzo

Director, screenplay, editing, cinematography, executive producer, postproduction: Massimo Denaro
Additional camera: Morteza Rokhsatpanah
Sound: Hamed Momeni Ghomi, Luigi Cuomo
Assistant camera: Cristina Denaro, Hamed Momeni Ghomi, Nazareno Nicoletti, Solmaz Vilkiji
Assistant sound editor: Federico Cabula
Sound mixer: Marco Falloni
Visual Effects: Romostudio
Script supervisor: Luz Angela
Translations’ supervisor: Klara Buhr
Production assistant: Eleonora Visalli
Dialogue transcript: Donatella Incardona
Archive footage: Cineteca Nazionale, Rai Teche

Drahomira Biligova, Jacopo Fo, Vincenzo Gallo (Vincino), Riccardo Mannelli, Vauro Senesi, Vincenzo Sparagna, Valter Zarroli

Supported by: Comune di Fontecchio (AQ)
In collaboration with: Cineteca Nazionale, RoMoStudio
Logistical support: Associazione Volontari Protezione Civile Fons Tychiae
Very special thanks: Miro Grisanti, Domenico Di Nardo, Donato Mariani, Luca Pallanch, Sabrina Ciancone, Angelo Pasquini, Lionello Massobrio, Edoardo Caroccia, Valter Vecellio, Textus Edizioni, Repubblica di Frigolandia, Libera Università di Alcatraz, Movie Sound Editor, and all the inhabitants of Fontecchio (AQ)

February 1978. After several months of hard work, celebrations and complaints, the satirical magazine Il Sale suddenly closed down. In a trattoria at Campo de’ Fiori, Pino Zac announced: “the publisher wants rid of me, but you lot have to stay”. But the editorial staff was in no doubt: “it’s us that make the magazine”. Then came the launch of Il Male, a magazine alone in its intent to counter attempts by official media to sanctify Aldo Moro. Pino Zac was not just its editor-in-chief, fresh from Canard Enchaîné, he was also a guiding light, a talent scout inaugurating a new season of Italian satire that has resisted until the present day. Pino Zac was an illustrator born in Trapani and the director of the film The Nonexistent Knight based on the book by Italo Calvino, who chose to settle in Abruzzo, returning to the area whenever work commitments allowed.
February 2014. Everything remains untouched, covered by a silent shroud of dust, at Zac’s homestudio at Fontecchio since he died of a heart attack in 1985, at the age of 55. A perfect metaphor for the shameful neglect of his art.

Official selection at 72nd Venice International Film Festival
Selected at 4th Venice in Seoul, 33th Sulmona Cinema, 19th Costa Iblea Film Festival, I Zanni Cinema, C’era una volta festival
Screenings: ITALY – Venice, Rome, Ragusa, Enna, L’Aquila, Sulmona, Trani, Pescara IRELAND – Dublin SOUTH KOREA – Seoul


MATERIALS and NEWS about the film:



Magic, myth, witchcraft, spiritism, and herbal remedies in Baracoa, Cuba

[Book Design, 2016 – Florida (USA)]

Client: Ediciones Nuevos Mundos – The Friendship Association


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ZAC – Visual identity


ZAC – I FIORI DEL MALE, Visual identity


Client: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Sede Abruzzo


Progettazione e realizzazione immagine coordinata del film ZAC – I FIORI DEL MALE, selezione ufficiale alla 72^ Mostra Internazionale d’Arte cinematografica di Venezia.

Prodotti realizzati:
CARTACEO locandine, flier, brochure, cartella stampa, inviti proiezione, buste
DVD+BLURAY copertina custodia, copertina disco, booklet, authoring disco, menu animati
DIGITALE cartella stampa digitale, presskit, banner social network

Design of the visual identity of the movie ZAC – I FIORI DEL MALE, Official selection at 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

PAPER posters, fliers, brochure, press book, screening invitation cards, envelopes
DVD+BLURAY case covers, disc cover, booklet, disc authoring, animated menus
DIGITAL digital pressbook, presskit, social networks’ banners, video+audio trailer, video+audio teasers

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CV – Papillon



The word for “bow tie” in Italian is “farfalla”, in French “papillon”. Both words mean “butterfly”.

Butterfly is representative of surprise, the magical creativity inherent to the genius of Nature: able to turn ordinary things – usually taken for granted – into new amazing things. It has nothing to do with illusions; rather it’s about transforming and exalting potential.
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