2014: 11th edition

august 27
september 6
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02/09/2014 h 20:00Volpi
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02/09/2014 h 22:15Pasinetti
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03/09/2014 h 15:00Darsena
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by AA.VV. - Various Authors
In collaboration with the 71st Venice International Film Festival
world premiere
Italy, 2014, 94', b/w, color, DCP

Marco Bonfanti Tubiolo e la luna
Claudio Giovannesi Il mio dovere di sposa
Alina Marazzi Confini
Pietro Marcello e Sara Fgaier L'umile Italia
Giovanni Piperno Miracolo italiano
Costanza Quatriglio Girotondo
Paola Randi Progetto Panico
Alice Rohrwacher Una canzone
Roland Sejko L'entrata in guerra

editing Patrizia Penzo, Angelo Musciagna
archival research Giovannella Rendi
score for opening and end credits Andrea Guerra
courtesy of LUX VIDE

executive producer Maura Cosenza
production Istituto Luce-Cinecittà

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The Istituto Luce turned ninety in 2014, its decades-long history intertwined with that of Italy itself, through cinema and that unique treasure trove of images known to all as the Luce Archives. To celebrate its anniversary, some of the most acclaimed rising filmmakers in Italy were invited to make a small film, with each director selecting ten minutes of footage from the archives, out of the thousands of hours of footage to be found there.
The result is an album full of different narratives. The film footage speaks of the outbreak of war, implorations of peace; building collapses and reconstruction; recollections of (possibly) lost landscapes, and lost realities; miracles, superstitions and dreams.
It's a weave of themes: women's rights, sexuality, the meaning of a song, the Moon, in the form of fairy tales or diaries, pseudo-history or poetry; the words of great writers alongside the voices of the man on the street; starring real people, historical figures, and characters made up out of thin air. A diverse picture, a combinatorial game of intersecting moves, contrasts and analogies, with one common thread: those images from the Archives. Or possibly something else as well: there's much talk of, and many glimpses of, something you could call Italy. Not the Italy in history books, but Italy as it is (or isn't) today, seen through sequences often filmed when our nine directors weren't even born. Present-day Italy through images from its past.

MARCO BONFANTI made two short films in 2008 and 2009: Le Parole di Stockhausen and Ordalìa (dentro di me). Two years later he made his first documentary, L'ultimo pastore.
CLAUDIO GIOVANNESI directed his first feature-length film La casa sulle nuvole in 2009, as well as his documentary Fratelli d'Italia. In 2012 he made Alì Blue Eyes, followed by his documentary Wolf in 2013.
ALINA MARAZZI made the documentary For One More Hour with You in 2002, followed by Per Sempre (2005) and We Want Roses Too (2007). She co-wrote and directed All About You in 2012.
PIETRO MARCELLO and SARA FGAIER started working together in 2007, on Crossing the Line, and went on to make (with Fgaier editing) The Mouth of the Wolf in 2009 and The Silence of Pelejan two years later.
GIOVANNI PIPERNO has made numerous documentaries, including Intervista a mia madre (1999), Il film di Mario (1999-2001), L'esplosione (2003), CIMAP! centoitaliani-mattiapechino (2008), Il pezzo mancante (2010) and Le cose belle (2013).
COSTANZA QUATRIGLIO made her feature directorial debut with L'isola in 2003, and Racconti per L'isola in the same year. She also directed Ècosaimale? (2000), L'insonnia di Devi (2001), Il mondo addosso (2006), Il mio cuore umano (2009), Terramatta; (2012) and Con il fiato sospeso (2013).
PAOLA RANDI has written and directed animated and live action short films, documentaries, videos and television series. In 2010 she made her feature debut with Into Paradiso. Her Tito il Piccolo is currently in production.
ALICE ROHRWACHER made her first documentary, Un piccolo spettacolo, in 2003. In 2006 she took part in the collective documentary Checosamanca. After her feature directorial debut with Corpo Celeste in 2011, the film The Wonders definitively established her reputation in 2014.
ROLAND SEJKO has worked at the Istituto Luce since 1995, where he has handled various projects for the Film Department and the Luce Historical Archives. In 2008 he wrote and directed the documentary Albania il paese di fronte. In 2012 he directed Anija - La Nave.


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