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The stop motion animation in this Italian short film is fascinating

The Boy who would become a Knight


"The Boy who would become a Knight" tells, with live action and stop motion animations, a moment of transition in the life of Luigi, a child from Florence at the end of the Fourteenth century.


Thanks to the words of the family weaver and a precious embroidered blanket, the adventures of the young Tristan come to life before Luigi's eyes, to teach him what skills a knight must have.


Gianmarco D'Agostino was born in Arezzo in 1977 and graduated in Cinema History and Critical Analysis at the University of Florence.

After several years as editor and assistant director for cinema and tv productions, in 2002 he started writing, directing and producing short films, documentaries and promotional campaigns, commissioned by public institutions and bank foundations.

In 2015 he founded his production company Advaita Film Srl, and produced a multimedia package displayed at the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore Museum, Florence, curated by Mons. Timothy Verdon, among which is La Volta del Cielo (The Vault of Heaven), a documentary about Brunelleschi and the Cupola of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.

In 2016 Gianmarco produced and directed his first independent film, the documentary Camminando sull'acqua (Walking on Water), about the tragic events of November 4th, 1966, when a flood devastated Florence, with outstanding and unreleased color footage. The film has been selected to more than 40 international film festivals, winning several awards, including Best Director, Best Documentary and Audience Choice Award. The film has been broadcasted by Italian network Mediaset and the Swiss RSI.

For the Bargello Museums he wrote (with Matteo Bortolotti), produced and directed the short movie Il Bambino che sarà Cavaliere (The Boy who would become a Knight), featuring animations by Dario Imbrogno, on permanent display at the Museum of Palazzo Davanzati.

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