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In un futuro aprile

Regia/Director Francesco Costabile, Federico Savonitto
Fotografia/Photography Debora Vrizzi
Montaggio/Editing Natalie Cristiani, Federico Savonitto
Produzione/Production Altreforme, in associazione con il Centro Studi Pier Paolo
Pasolini, Cinemazero, Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico,
Kublai Film
Italia 2019, 78’ italiano e friulano con sottotitoli in inglese / Italian, Friulian, with English subtitles

This is a journey uncovering the youthful years of Pier Paolo Pasolini, through the voice of his cousin, the writer and poet Nico Naldini. In the 40s the young Pier Paolo Pasolini lives in the city of Casarsa, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, his mother’s hometown. During that time, he discovers the Friuli’s landscape, the language and traditions of the rural world and he experiences his first romantic adventures with the local youngsters. While living in this context he also teaches in school and joins the Communist Party becoming politically committed. The tale of Pier Paolo’s life flows through the voice of Nico, revealing two unavoidably intertwined paths, which absorb the aesthetic and erotic violence of an unknown world, unveiled in its crude reality: a universe that will influence all Pasolini’s future work.

Non è sogno

Regia/Director Giovanni Cioni
Fotografia/Photography Giallo Giuman, Annalisa Gonnella
Montaggio/Editing Giovanni Cioni
Produzione/Production Arch Film
Italia 2019, 94’ italiano con sottotitoli in inglese / Italian with English subtitles

We are in a film inside a film that develops from the rehearsal of the dialogues between Totò and Ninetto Davoli in “Che cosa sono le nuvole” by Pier Paolo Pasolini and from fragments of “La Vida es Sueño” by Calderón de Barca. The rehearsals are repeated with clapperboards and become the starting point for tales of dreams, messages, songs, disputes about the human conditions, that look apparently performed, but are actually truthful and philosophical like in fairy tales. Dramatic stories emerge, as the one of young Domenico, sentenced to life imprisonment. It is life, it is performed. A life we don’t know if we belong to anymore, to which we dream to return over and over again.

Quando non puoi tornare indietro

Regia/Director Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Fotografia/Photography Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Montaggio/Editing Erika Manoni
Produzione/Production Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Italia 2019, 65’ arabo, italiano, inglese con sottotitoli in inglese / Arabic, English, Italian with English and Italian

There is Obaida among the passengers at Fiumicino Airport, a brilliant engineering student miraculously arrived at Rome thanks to his scholarship. He dreamt about becoming a singer, but war changed his plans. His family remained in Syria, and now he is alone. When all is lost, starting over seems impossible. And yet, life never stops to amaze Obaida: he will perform at “The Voice”, he will graduate with top marks and his path will come across that of many other people and their stories, which will always surprise him. Even if he is lost at the arrival gate of the airport, Odaiba seems to know where to go.

Vivere, che rischio

Regia/Director Alessandro Rossi, Michele Mellara
Fotografia/Photography Marco Mensa
Montaggio/Editing Corrado Iuvara
Produzione/Production Mammut Film, I Wonder. Istituto Ramazzini, Rai Cinema
Italia 2019, 83’ italiano con sottotitoli in inglese / Italian with English subtitles

If we wanted to depict a cinematographic profile of Cesare Maltoni, where should we start? His polyhedral and multifaceted character requires a multitude of perspectives in order to define him. The documentary film narrates the heroic versatility of the protagonist. Indeed, he is a hero for three main reasons: he is deeply human – even with his flaws – he is outside the box and he is able to achieve results that are unattainable for others. The figure of the scientist strikes the spectator for his motivation, his knowledge, his humanity and for the worth of his legacy passed on to our generation. An open-space – not a closed one – that allows us to reflect on all those topics like the scientific research, the studies focusing on prevention of deadly illnesses, the status of public healthcare and that of people safeguard. A legacy to collect and show.