74th VENICE INT’L FILM FESTIVAL – Migrarti Price for Best Direction, 22nd MILANO INT’L FILM FESTIVAL, 23rd MEDFILM FESTIVAL, ROME INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2018, and more
Jululu is a musical journey into a corner of Africa in southern Italy covering the vast plantations of tomatoes in the province of Foggia.
Michele Cinque, born 27 March 1984 graduated in Philosophy at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, has been working in documentary production since 2004. In these years he directed several documentaries and television series, including “Xlife” a 10 episode series on extreme sports broadcasted in Italy, France, Finland, Hong Kong and Macau. He directed the documentaries “LavoroLiquido”, about the Italian world of labour awarded as Best Documentary at
Imaie, and “Top Runner”, awarded at FICTS 2009 and at Palermo Sport Film Festival 2010, “Bob Marley, The Reggae’s Prophet” presented at Fipatel 2012 and broadcasted on Rai2, the documentary “Mr. Jazz”, dedicated to Louis Armstrong and coproduced with Rai Storia. Since 2015 Cinque is working as a correspondent from South America for RAI Italia, producing over 100 episodes for the format Community. In 2015 he founds ROMAP, Roma Light Interactive festival, that in two years has gathered more than houndred thousand people in the city center of Rome for its spectacles of lights. His last film Sicily Jass has been presented at 2015 festival dei Popoli, 2016 New Orleans Film Festival, 2016 Mimo Brazil, 2016 Taormina film festival, 2016 Salina Doc fest and many more. Sicily Jass has been awarded in various festivals and in 2017 has been selected by SIAE and to perform a world tour. In 2017 he realized the short film Jululu that has been awarded at 74° Venice Film Festival with Best Direction in the Migrarti section and at Milano film festival with Premio Abba. Cinque is currently working on his new feature lenght documentary, Iuventa, coproduced with Rai Cinema and ZDF/3Sat.