DP Italo Petriccione – a journey through time and color

Using ARRI Signature Prime lenses along with ARRI SkyPanel, Orbiter, and ARRIMAX lights, cinematographer Italo Petriccione captured “The Return of Casanova,” a story with changing time periods and color designs.
DP Italo Petriccione has been a part of more than 50 feature films since 1986. Over the years, he often joined forces with director Gabriele Salvatores on set and beyond. “I started working with him on ‘Marrakech Express’ in 1988 and since then our collaboration has never stopped,” says Petriccione. “If we add that our friendship has now exceeded half a century, there is no need to emphasize our professional understanding. For a long time, I’ve been trying to get Gabriele to use black and white. As a young man I was passionate about photography and I used to shoot and print strictly in black and white.” With “Il ritorno di Casanova” (“The Return of Casanova”), Petriccione finally succeeded in convincing director Salvatores to implement this special color design. The new film, starring Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Toni Servillo, and Sara Serraiocco, features a story in two different time periods—one captured in color, the other one in black and white.
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