At this film screening, publisher Michael Krüger will be our guest for a subsequent Q&A.


Italien, Frankreich 2023 – Director: Duccio Chiarini – Orig. version w/English subtitles – subsequent Q&A with publisher Michael Krüger – Length: 76 min.

  • Fr., 03.05.24

The novel “The Baron in the Trees” is one of Italo Calvino’s most famous works. This film skilfully interlaces the biography of the most important Italian author with that of his literary character and uses interviews and archive footage to tell the story of his eventful life as a partisan in the second World War, a publishing editor, political writer and literary figure. Monika Haas



After completing his studies at the London Film School, Duccio Chiarini founded the production company La Règle du Jeu. As a director, screenwriter and producer, he has made several short films, feature films and documentaries that have been shown and won awards at numerous international festivals.

Filmography (selection)

THE GLASS EYE, IT 2020, 86 min.
SHORT SKIN, IT 2014, 86 min.
HIT THE ROAD, GRANNY, IT 2011, 64 min.


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English/Original Title: Italo Calvino, lo scrittore sugli alberi. Writer: Duccio Chiarini, Sofia Assirelli, Claudia Lachina. Camera: Debora Vrizzi. Sound: Giulia Bella, Marco Falloni, Fabio Pagotto. Editing: Maria Fantastica Valmori. Music: Umberto Smerilli, Angelo Maria Farro. Production: Youcasting Panamafilm S.r.l.. Producer: Riccardo Brun, Paolo Rossetti, Francesco Siciliano. International Sales: Cinecittà S.p.A..

  • Fr., 03.05.24