2015: 12th edition
september 2 - 12

11/09/2015 h 11:30Perla
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11/09/2015 h 21:00Remiera di Pellestrina
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Special Projects

Il paese dove gli alberi volano. Eugenio Barba e i giorni dell'Odin
The Country Where Trees Fly. Eugenio Barba and the Days of Odin

by Davide Barletti & Jacopo Quadri
Italy, 2015, 92', color, DCP
World Premiere

Davide Barletti
Jacopo Quadri
with collaboration of
Mauro Marino
Davide Barletti
Nicolò Tettamanti
Jacopo Quadri
Antonio Barba

Davide Barletti
Jacopo Quadri
Cristina Rajola

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In a quiet Danish province preparations are underway to for the 50th birthday celebrations of the Odin Teatret, the company which changed the direction of theatre in the second half of the twentieth century under the guidance of Eugenio Barba, enriching its alphabet by feeding on the theatrical cultures of the world. From the most far-reaching latitudes of the planet - Kenya, Bali, Brazil, India and Europe, too - teams of children, youths and artists come to the city of Holstebro bringing energy to this collective event with their acrobatics, music and voice, all under the impetuous gaze of the barefoot, white-haired director. The Odin Teatret is not just a theatre company; it is an extensive and timeless community, a visionary flow and uncompromising pace of life, it is a tangle of wild humanity whose constancy, intuitions, paradoxes and horizons are tenderly examined in this film. For half a century, actors who are also bricklayers-dressmakers-organisers, the auditor a postman-academic, a farm loaned to the theatre and the director a welder-woodsman, have all given rise to this partnership of political vision and universal value of art. The preparations for this celebration - which engages tribal rhythms and western classics in the entertaining search for a common language - invokes the prospect of mixing together the earth and the sky with a regenerative fire and flying trees.
"On the windy Danish plains we found a magical country where children from all over the world mix their own art with a small and seemingly silent local community. We also discovered a haven where sailors, welders, poets, actors, musicians and immigrants have created a theater without walls, made of human relations. For two weeks we witnessed the creation of a fragile, visionary, once-in-a-lifetime performance, and we realized we were living in a country where the trees fly." [Davide Barletti & Jacopo Quadri]

DAVIDE BARLETTI, founder of the filmmakers collective Fluid Video Crew, has made over thirty films, including documentaries, short films and features. His documentaries Shquiperia - Albania and I fantasisti - Le vere storie del calcio Napoli, along with his short Gli ultracorpi della porta accanto, have all won awards at numerous festivals. In 2003, Barletti's feature film Italian Sud Est screened at the Venice Film Festival in the New Territories section. 2008 saw the release of his featureFine pena mai, which he co-wrote and directed with Lorenzo Conte.

Partial filmography
2015 Il paese dove gli alberi volano (doc)
2012 Un ritratto di Ettore Scola (doc, co-directed by Lorenzo Conte)
2011 Theo Angelopoulos, il poeta del tempo (doc, co-directed by Edoardo Cicchetti)
2010 Non c'era nessuna Signora a quel tavolo. Il Cinema di Cecilia Mangini (doc, co-directed by Lorenzo Conte)
2008 Diario di uno Scuro (directed by Fluid Video Crew)
2008 Fine pena mai (co-directed by Lorenzo Conte)
2008 Radio Egnatia (doc)
2003 Italian Sud Est (directed by Fluid Video Crew)

JACOPO QUADRI has edited over sixty films that have screened at the world's leading festivals, such as the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Venice, Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician by Mario Martone, and the Golden Lion winner Sacro GRA by Gianfranco Rosi. Quadri has worked with Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bechis, Paolo Virzì, Zhang Yuan, Apitchapong Weerasethakul, Francesca Archibugi, and Alessandro Rossetto, among others. In 2014 Quadri made a documentary about Luca Ronconi, La scuola d'estate, which premiered at the Turin Film Festival. He is president of the association Ubu per Franco Quadri which organizes the annual Ubu theater awards.

2015 Il paese dove gli alberi volano (doc)
2014 La scuola d'estate (doc)
2000 Marisa (short)
2000 Un posto al mondo (doc, co-directed by Mario Martone)
1998 La terra trema (doc, co-directed by Mario Martone)
1997 Saharawi, voci distanti dal mare (doc, co-directed by Antonietta De Lillo, Patrizio Esposito)
1996-2002 Statici (short)



11/09/2015 h 11:30Perla
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11/09/2015 h 21:00Remiera di Pellestrina
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