As Times Goes By – The Man Who Painted Dreams

A love journey into the life of Silvano Campeggi, his profession and the iconic black and white historic footage
of life and american cinema in Italy.

Directed by
Simone Aleandri

Screenplay by
Simone Aleandri
Roberto Moliterni

Director of Photography
Antonello Sarao

Edited by
Benedetto Sanfilippo

Music By
Francesco Gazzarra

Sound Designer
Riccardo Cimino

Graphic design and animations
Luca Tommasini

Boom operator
Domenico Rotiroti

Producer
Sandro Bartolozzi

Executive producer
Barbara Meleleo

Produced by
Clipper Media
Istituto Luce Cinecittà

With the aid of
Ente Cassa di Risparmio Firenze
Regione Lazio (Regional Fund for Cinema and Audiovisual)

Distributed in Italy by
Istituto Luce Cinecittà

Italian Premiere at
Festa del Cinema di Roma

 

Silvano Campeggi, known as Nano, painted nearly three thousand film posters after the war and up to the 1960s: Gone with the Wind, West Side Story, Casablanca, An American In Paris, Exodus, Ben Hur, just to name a few.

A prolific artist, he crossed the twentieth century with a pencil in his hand, working every single day until he was ninety-five.

He painted most American stars during the Golden Age of Cinema and of Hollywood on the Tiber. His colorful memories reveal moments like the time when Elisabeth Taylor pretended to have him as her exclusive painter, Ava Gardner invited him to follow her for six months to London or Marilyn Monroe as she was about to pose for him asked him: “Maestro, should I get undressed?”.

This documentary is a love journey into his life, his profession and the iconic black and white historic footage of life and american Cinema in Italy.

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