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theaters. In those days not everyone could afford to go to the movies. It is a real paradox.» You worked with Benigni, with Monica Guerritore, Lando Buzzanca... who has had the biggest impact on you among the actors and directors you have worked with? «All of them have left their mark on me. I have some wonderful memories of Benigni. It was so much fun to work with him. Even though on set I could feel the importance of the movie, and was intimidated by all the important people working with him, I always enjoyed the way he used irony and lightness to make everything normal and easy.»

Theater of Illuminati in Città di Castello. Giordano was born here on this stage. Il Teatro degli Illuminati a Città di Castello. Giordano nasce qui su questo palcoscenico.

What did you leave in Città di Castello and what did you find in Rome? «Actually I return home often enough to get reenergized. I have my family here and I have to praise my parents because they weren’t so happy when I gave up my law career… but they encourage me a lot. It has also been nice to be invited to participate in Castello’s popular events, like the Truffle Fair and the Comics Exhibition, and the “Lets Make a Movie” event… but it is true that in Rome I can nurture my dream, even though it is a challenging dream…» Monica Bellucci and Valentina Lodovini are two actresses who share your Città di Castello roots. Who would you rather act with? «If it were possible I would love to work with both of them…Valentina is a dear friend. We started together in the same Acting Company: the Valeria Ciangottini’s October, which is a starting point for many young hopefuls. My dream would be to assemble in the same movie or television show all the Umbrian actors, in order to talk about our region. It could be a project involving the Umbria Film Commission, the Region, the Province and the Cutural Assotiations. I have many friends who are from around here: Marco Bocci ‘big brother’ and putative friend, Valentina Lodovini, Laura Chiatti, Filippo Timi, Alessandra Chieli.... it would be a really big hit...»

We thank the Comune of Città di Castello, in particular the vice-mayor Michele Bettarelli, and all the Staff of the “Illuminati theater” for their gentle cooperation. Si ringrazia il Comune di Città di Castello nella persona del vice sindaco Michele Bettarelli e tutto lo staff del Teatro degli Illuminati per la cortese disponibilità.

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Il teatro è stato il mio primo passo, ogni sera hai un pubblico diverso con cui devi riuscire a creare empatia. Con la macchina da presa puoi bluffare, il palcoscenico è un viaggio

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