The main idea of the documentary “Incanto” begins from a research about the work of Don Gilberto Pressacco (1945-1997), protagonist of the Friuli cultural scene in the late twentieth century. The purpose is tell his original ideas on the origins and spread of Aquileian Christianity and his important activities in music and choral field. These themes seem local, but are instead of great global interest. One of the focuses of the documentary is importance of the city of Aquileia and the spread of a group of choral songs and dances in the rural communities of Friuli, bearers of an original ritualistic system and representative of a plurality of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean basin. In this sense, telling about Gilberto Pressacco is to talk about a kaleidoscope of suggestions, a game of continuous references: from studies in music – starting from one of the specificities of the choral singing of the Aquileia area – up to the theme of sacred and popular dance.

Director’s notes

I approached the figure of Don Gilberto Pressacco slowly and gradually. Thus I was able to discover a figure with a volcanic and intuitive temperament, a true cultural detective. Thanks to his magnetic charisma and determination in research,  he discovered a new way of interpretation Aquileia’s Christianity.

Marco D’Agostini


Year: 2018
Production: Agherose
Director: Marco D’Agostini
Screenplay: Marco D’Agostini
Director of Photography: Claudio Cescutti, Debora Vrizzi

Developed and made with the contribution of the Audiovisual Fund of Friuli Venezia Giulia

With the support of “Associazione Don Gilberto Pressacco”, “Fondazione Friuli” and “Fondazione Aquileia”