Florence 10th - 17th November 2012

International documentary film festival


For the third consecutive year the Festival dei Popoli is happy to accept the invitation of the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina to establish a connection between the topics of their exhibitions and some premieres of auteur documentaries. This year the invitation poses a very fascinating cultural challenge. The exhibition Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art, curated by Franziska Nori and Barbara Dawson, open until 27th January 2013, focuses on an author who was capable of grasping the deepest anxieties of our time and to represent them in an artistic way. Festival dei Popoli has decided to follow the traces of this encounter, looking for works which, from different points of view, seem capable of stimulating spectators to reflect upon the complex and intricate relationship between the forms of memory (re)construction, the forms of representation of the body and the “defiguration” of identity. Body, Memory and Identity are thus the three dimensions which each film presented in this section contains and deals with in original and unconventional ways.


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