Directed by: Maria Ramos (Brazil, Netherlands, 2018, 140’)
A look behind the scenes of the trial of Dilma Rousseff, the first woman president of Brazil who, in the struggle to prove her innocence, becomes the symbol of the search for democracy in the country. A story of betrayal and corruption, through the personal story of Rousseff: imprisoned and tortured by the former military dictatorship, now she faces the impeachment. With the extraordinary energy of a political thriller, the director films the process that led to the dismissal of Rousseff and the subsequent collapse of the democratic institutions of Brazil.
Thursday, November 8th, Spazio Alfieri, 3:30pm
Directed by: Daniel Zimmermann (Switzerland, 2018, 106’)
In the forest of the Catholic Monastery of Admont in Austria a fir tree is felled and processed into planks of wood. By train, truck, boat and finally by hand, the stack is transported to a mysterious destination right in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. The wooden planks’ trajectory corresponds to one of the central, raw materials trade routes, however in reversed direction of transport. The film is a subtle comment on the absurdity of the economic rationale
Thursday, November 8th, Spazio Alfieri, 6:00pm
STORIA DAL QUI
Regia: Eleonora Mastropietro (Italy, 2018, 74’)
Ascoli Satriano, Puglia region, Italy, a small hinterland village, now deserted. The ‘here’ where ‘there is nothing’ – as everyone keeps saying to Eleonora, who has just come back after a life spent in Milan – is opposed to the ‘there’, the ‘country of everything,’ i.e. the city where her parents moved in the sixties. She feels separated from the ‘here’ that she has never known but has always been present through family stories, references, and mementos. She has come back to give a picture to words that were not hers; they were spoken by her family and by Adele, the village girl that she met as a child on the only trip down south.
Thursday, November 8th, Spazio Alfieri, 8:00pm - With the director in-person
BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES
Directed by: Sophie Huber (Switzerland, USA, 2018, 85’)
A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records. Since 1939, Blue Note has been inspiring generations of musicians in search of individual expression. Through current recording sessions, rare archive material and in talks with Blue Note stars such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Ambrose Akinmusire, the film tells of the dawn of jazz to Hip Hop.
Thursday, November 8th, Spazio Alfieri, 9:30pm