Florence 10th - 17th November 2012

International documentary film festival


Alberto Lastrucci is the Director of the 53rd edition of the Festival dei Popoli - International Documentary Film Festival.

Since 2011 the festival has been co-directed by Lastrucci together with Maria Bonsanti, who has been recently named to head the Cinéma du Réel in Paris, one of the most important documentary film festivals in Europe.

"The audience of the 53rd Festival dei Popoli - said Lastrucci - will find a programme that makes a rich and detailed account of the extreme versatility that characterizes contemporary documentary filmmaking. The original spirit of the Festival dei Popoli is to be a witness and a promoter of innovations and trends that affect documentary cinema. A highly mobile and innovative kind of cinema that describes the world around us with originality and emotional participation. Ours has always been, and will continue to be, the result of a research and team work. Therefore I wish to Maria Bonsanti my dearest good luck for the task that awaits her."

"My new role - added Maria Bonsanti - is grounded in the international appeal of the Festival dei Popoli. My intention and hope in undertaking this new venture is to carry on the quality of the research and of the artistic proposal of the Festival dei Popoli, which I left after twelve years, and to whom I will always be linked, especially for the unique human dimension that characterizes it."

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