WALTER CHIARI AND PUGLIA
Never-before-seen footage, anecdotes, stories and surprises by Tatti Sanguineti
The European Film Festival, thanks to Tatti Sanguineti, pays tribute to Walter Chiari and shines a light on the Apulian origins of the comedy actor. Sanguineti, a renowned film critic and great long-time friend of the actor, tells stories, trivia and tidbits about his life,prepared just for the occasion. What emerges is a maybe lesser-known, but equally fascinating side of Chiari, who preferred life and TV to cinema, as well as his relationship with women, his excesses and the rivalry with his often jealous colleagues, which led toresounding judicial and political news. Walter Chiari was famous for his obsessive passion for improvisation, and he had a particular talent for amusing his partners who were frightened and fascinated by the stage, helping them to feel at ease. His life was across roads of adventures and encounters and provides a cross section of Italian history. So, Puglia and Walter Chiari, or rather Walter Annichiarico, an inseparable pair with a visceral, affectionate and ignored relationship. His father came from a family of sharecroppers from Grottaglie and was a security sergeant. His mother came from an upper class background and was a primaryschool teacher from Andria.
Tatti Sanguineti is a well-known film critic, actor and director. He has worked on TV in various roles, including documentarian,author and journalist, taking part in several Rai 3 channel programmes, such asVà pensiero,Fuori orario. Cose (mai) visteand Fluff,and working with Piero Chiambretti since the late ‘80s. He is the author of the radio programme Hollywood Party. In the early ‘80 she became one of the organizers of the Venice International Film Festival; he has also managed the organization of several FilmMeetings at the Taormina Film Fest and at Salsomaggiore, and participated as an actor in successful films. As a journalist he hasworked for newspapers and periodicals such asla Repubblica,L’Europeo and Panorama.