Florence 10th - 17th November 2012

International documentary film festival


    Netherlands, Great Britain 2012 85'
    Directed by: Klaartje Quirijns
    Tom Waits, Depeche Mode, U2, REM, John Lee Hooker, Bryan Ferry, Rolling Stones, Nick Cave: these are just some of the artists photographed by Anton Corbijn in his unique black and white pictures. A tireless worker, Corbijn is also behind many video clips (Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers), as well as two feature films (Control, film about Ian Curtis, the leader of Joy Division, and The American, shot in Italy and starring George Clooney). The film offers an intimate portrait, revealing the conflict of a man with a glorious career: the sacrifice of a private life against the career, the economical success against the desire for artistic recognition and the admiration of the public against a strong need for solitude of a shy and reserved man.

    2012 Saturday, November 10th, Odeon, 9:30 pm


    Switzerland 2012 101'
    Directed by: Christophe Cupelin
    A man-at-arms, a very good speaker, a rabble-rouser, an irreverent and unconventional figure, Thomas Sankara – President of Burkina Faso 1984-1987 – embodied the dream of an Africa emancipated from poverty, from illiteracy, and from the subjection to the great powers. Christophe Cupelin conducted a skilful editing of rare archive footage, thus reconstructing the worldly path of this extraordinary character.

    2012 Thursday, November 15th, Spazio Uno, 6:30 pm


    Argentina, France 2012 95'
    Directed by: Daniele Incalcaterra, Fausta Quattrini
    The owner of a virgin land in Paraguay wants to create a national park using 5000 acres of land inherited from his father, but his neighbors (oil companies and transgenic soybeans producers) are not in agreement with it.

    2012 Thursday, November 15th, Spazio Uno, 10:30 pm


    Japan 2012 96'
    Directed by: Atsushi Fanahashi
    Most of Futaba was swallowed up by the sea on March 11, 2011. The part which survived was heavily affected by the radioactive rain coming from the nuclear power plant of Daiichi, Fukushima. The community tries to remain united, despite the embarrassing and confusing political management of the crisis. Atsushi Funahashi does not present us the tragedies caused by the accident, but the deep sense of a country that tries to bring back to normality what is no longer normal.

    2012 Thursday, November 15th, Odeon, 10:30 pm


    USA, Iran, Germany 2012 93'
    Directed by: Till Schauder
    On the one hand, an African American basketball player, energetic and with a great sense of humor; on the other hand, A.S. Shiraz, an Iranian basketball team hoping to reach the playoffs. In between, two countries promising war against each other and repeatedly accusing each other. The Iran Job starts from this well-known scenario to discover a different one: a place where meetings are more interesting than fights, where friendships overcome cultural and gender barriers and where human warmth is stronger than the cold and violent interests of politics.

    2012 Monday, November 12th, Odeon, 9:00 pm

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