Lucas Pistilli (Film Journalist)
Straight from the heart of the Amazon to Europe, this dirty writer has a penchant for the challenging and the reviled
Lucas Pistilli is a Brazilian-born journalist, currently based in Italy, with a passion for cinema and film criticism. He graduated and started out as a lawyer, before branching out to journalism in search of a more creative career and earning a Bachelor’s degree in the field. A film buff from a very early age, he studied a myriad of cinema related disciplines at uni, eventually directing an experimental short film entitled Resgate (“Rescue”), and presenting a study on the representation of male homosexual characters as his final paper.
Between 2014 and 2017, Lucas covered topics as diverse as politics, economy, culture and lifestyle for the newspaper A Crítica (from the Brazilian city of Manaus, at the heart of the Amazon). Since 2015, he has published news, interviews and film criticism for the Brazilian film portal Cine Set. Lucas has excellent command of Portuguese and English, some knowledge of French and he is now learning Italian.
Cinema for him is food for thought and should be able to awe, shock and inspire the viewer. He has a passion for fearless filmmaking. Despite that, he also understands cinema as an industry that must produce different works for the most varied purposes, and he is open-minded enough to uncover even the most reviled film gems.
His current projects involve continuing to pursue film criticism as well as studying filmmaking and film production. Lucas now writes for DMovies, and editor Victor Fraga reckons that he has a bright and dirty future ahead.
If you feel like getting in the touch with Lucas, feel do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other posts by Lucas Pistilli
Where Hands Touch
Black girl meets white boy in Nazi Germany, what could go wrong? Romantic war drama raises questions about unshakeable national identity, in a story with many parallels to the Brexit narrative - in cinemas Friday, May 10th [Read More...]
The Sisters Brothers
Two siblings with a very peculiar surname embark on a wild wild journey, in French director's dark, amusing and yet profound Western - in cinemas Friday, April 5th [Read More...]
Young filmmaker uses his own romantic life as the source material for his films, until one day one blossoming love changes the course of his career - LGBT romcom set in London is in cinemas on Friday, March 15th [Read More...]
Greek man actively seeks attention and pity after his wife falls into a coma, in a quaint and twisted tale about out lack of time for each other - available throughout December with ArteKino [Read More...]
Love at First Child (Ange et Gabrielle)
L'amour reigns: French romcom about teenage pregnancy and failed fatherhood is pleasant enough to watch, but it slips way too often into the very predictable and old-fashioned - available on VoD [Read More...]
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L’Albero degli Zoccoli)
Try walking in my shoes: Italian classic set just before the turn of the 20th century is a harsh reminder that social mobility is an affront to the elites, and that those too busy surviving hardly have the time for political engagement - out in cinemas this week [Read More...]
Twelve points go to... Isabelle Huppert!!! The steely French actress plays an old Eurovision singer who fell into oblivion decades earlier, and now finds love with a younger man through her voice - in cinemas now! [Read More...]
Take a walk on the wild countryside: travel almost 1,000 years back in time and join Edith the Fair in her pilgrimage towards the body of her husband tragically killed in the Battle of Hastings - Andrew Kotting's latest film is out in selected cinemas [Read More...]
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans
How the King of Cool fell from grace: how extreme masculinity overconfidence, perfectionism led Steve McQueen's fall from grace - on DVD, Blu-ray and digital [Read More...]
Destiny (Der Müde Tod)
Fritz Lang's 1921 fable is a meditation on death and indifference; the film, set in Germany and three more countries, remains universal and indelible near 100 years later - restored version in cinemas and digital HD now [Read More...]
The Freedom to Marry
Freedom comes at a price: oc investigates the events that preceded the ruling that legalised gay marriage across the US, and the role of the eponymous organisation in the struggle - available now in the US and Canada [Read More...]
The Shepherd (El Pastor)
Old-fashioned Spanish country bumpkin hostile to change is tempted with the offer of a lifetime, in a plot extremely familiar to those who've seen the Brazilian classic Aquarius - in cinemas this weekend [Read More...]
When going full circle becomes inevitable: surreal Austrian comedy about a young salesman trapped on a train borrows devices from Lynch and Tarantino - in the East End Film Festival [Read More...]