Success seems like an impossible equation. The more you chase it, the more it seems fool you. Eugenio in Via di Gioia know something about it, they chased him almost everywhere and by any means: in their rooms, in squares, in clubs ... walking, by train, on board of a battered car...

Their story seems packed  with all the right ingredients to leading to an happy ending, yet always crestfallen by a sudden delay or a missed coincidence...

A faithful, unedited and exclusive portrait of four guys who, after a long apprenticeship, finally reach the stage of Ariston theatre during the Sanremo Festival 2020. A pivotal moment in their career, on which they have invested almost everything, but which lasts only seven minutes, just the time to perform and then be expelled by audience’s popular vote. The camera follows the four Eugenio in Via di Gioia in all the previous moments of tension and expectations, in the phases immediately after the elimination, between the corridors and dressing rooms, in hotel rooms, on trains and on the streets ... like a "fly on the wall" always ready to give back, with brutal honesty, every moment of rise, decline and rebirth of four artists in search of the true meaning of the word "success".

Director of photography
Giorgio Blanco
Film Editor
Original Music
Manuele Via
Cast and characters

Eugenio in Via Di Gioia

con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte - Piemonte Doc Film Fund - produzione giugno 2020
Last update: 10 February 2021