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il prigioniero

Feederico Olivetti, Italia, 2019, 16′, Italian

Paolo e Maria sono due sposini ordinari che vivono alle porte del paese. Una mattina Paolo esce di casa per comprare del pesce e non torna più. Giù in paese, in piazza, una donna è stata derubata di una preziosa collanina da un malandrino sedicenne che riesce a scappare dopo il misfatto e Paolo, incrociandosi con la donna e la gente del paese, viene additato dalla vittima e accusato del furto. Allora scappa ma alla fine viene acciuffato da un poliziotto e portato in una cantina. Lì il poliziotto gli ordina di stare immobile ad aspettare il suo ritorno. Nel frattempo la moglie, dopo averlo cercato in lungo e in largo, ne ritrova il berretto e lì accanto, attraverso una grata, vede il marito. Paolo le fa capire che non è il caso di contravvenire gli ordini ricevuti e così i due decidono di attendere assieme il ritorno del poliziotto. Trascorrono i giorni ma nessuno torna più mentre loro vivono in quella cantina fino al momento in cui vengono scambiati per dei senzatetto da alcuni ragazzini e abitanti del condominio. Solo allora il poliziotto giunge sul posto, invita la gente a sgomberare e inveisce contro Paolo e Maria intimando loro con violenza di andarsene. Paolo spaventato e sbalordito si trascina con Maria fuori dalla cantina. Alla fine, distrutti, Paolo e Maria tornano a casa.

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still recording (Lissa ammetsajjel)

Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub, Syria – Libanon – Qatar – France – Germany, 2018, 116′, Arab Sub. English

Saeed is a young cinephile trying to teach film rules to other young people in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, but the reality they face is too harsh to respect any rules. Saeed’s friend, Milad, is on the other side of the fence; in Damascus, a city under the control of the Assad regime, finishing his studies in Fine Arts. At one point, Milad decides to leave the capital and joins Saeed in a Douma under siege, where they set up a local radio station and a recording studio. They hold the camera to film everything, until one day it is the camera that films them.

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mambor

Gianna Mazzini, Italy, 2017, 47′, Italian

An intimate, never-before-seen view of the works and biography of Renato Mambor, artist and member of the Roman School of Piazza del Popolo, as well as an actor, author and theatrical director. Gianna Mazzini established a profound friendship with Mambor and his life partner, Patrizia Speciale, and accompanied him for fifteen years until the day of his death in December of 2014. Mambor had personally asked her to make a documentary without any music, and the extraordinary material gathered and assembled for this film provides us with a never-before-viewed portrait of the artist.

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alain danielou – the way to the labyrinth

Riccardo Biadene, Swiss/Italy 2017, 78′, Italian / English / French

The extraordinary life of the man who brought India to the West. An adventurous musical journey starting from Brittany, passing through India (Shantiniketan, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Pondicherry),  Berlin, Venice and Rome, following the story of the French-born Alain Daniélou, indologist and musicologist who mainly lived In India between the 30’s and the 60’s. Since 1950 Daniélou is the curator of the first world classical music collection for UNESCO. In 1963, come back in Europe, he founds and directs the Berlin International Institute for Comparative Studies and Documentation, continuing the recordings for the UNESCO collection. Indian Music, Dance, Religion, Tradition vs Modernity, Sculpture and Philosophy are explored in this documentary through the eyes and the autobiography of Daniélou himself “The way to the Labyrinth”.

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aquagranda in crescendo

giovanni pellegrini, Italy, 2017, 77′, Italian, sub. Ita / Eng

A documentary on the new Opera of the 1966 great Venice Flood. Fifty years after the flood that submerged Venice with two meters of water, Teatro La Fenice produces the new operistic work AQUAGRANDA, to recall those tragic days in which Venice ran the risk to disappear forever. We followed the director Michieletto, the composer Perocco and their teamwork on the stage of La Fenice, the legendary theater risen from the ashes after the fire of 1996.  Film doc AQUAGRANDA IN CRESCENDO tells the birth of a contemporary opera and re-enacts the days that shook the heart of Venice, bringing out a deep fear of sea in the city born on water.

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