Florence November 30th – December 7th 2013

International documentary film festival


    Italy 2013 75'
    Directed by: Stefano Cattini
    The staging of a play at the end of the school year is the engine that triggers the dynamics of a group of students in a vocational school. The filmmaker, without assigning any definition to the word adolescence, relies on a intense and delicate story and avoid the explicit language, finding a deeper and more authentic texture of reality.

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    2013 Wednesday, December 4th, Spazio Alfieri, 8:30 pm


    Italy 2013 42'
    Directed by: Alexandra Kaufmann
    "Johannes is a young man who will make you wonder: in his world you can talk to the animals, you can say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ at the same time and you can ask the universe the wind, the rain, the snow.” The film is an act of love towards the younger brother of the film director, Johannes, who suffered a serious brain injury at the age of one year following a fall.

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    2013 Friday, December 6th, Spazio Alfieri, 8:30 pm


    Italy 2013 74'
    Directed by: Manfredi Lucibello
    On the 10th of April 1991 the ferry Moby Prince collided with the oil tanker Agip Abruzzo, causing the death of 140 people. This documentary recounts the story in an attempt not to refute the legal truth or to create new hypotheses about the incident, but instead to narrate the story by telling the facts and events and the dramatic discoveries that have taken place in the years after the massacre. Strengthen by a thorough search of news and archival material, the film recreates a forgotten piece of Italian history.

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    2013 Saturday, November 30th, Odeon, 6:15 pm

    What Nourishes Me Destroys Me

    Italy 2013 66'
    Directed by: Ilaria de Laurentiis, Raffaele Brunetti
    “I am the problem”, one the protagonists of this film says. The film is a touching collection gathering from an unusual distance the faces, the shapes, the gestures and the words of four struck and wounded women sitting in front of a psychotherapist willing to fight and defeat Bulimia, the self-hatred disease with them.

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    2013 Tuesday, December 3rd, Spazio Alfieri, 9:00 pm

    From the Depths

    Italy 2013 72'
    Directed by: Valentina Pedicini
    Every day, 150 men and 1 woman go 500 metres under the sea level to mine coal until they decide they do not want to come back to the world of the living and stay where we think the dead go. Valentina Pedicini captures the uncertain time of an extreme protest and represents the intimacy of the characters with a very refined underground tale containing old and modern aspects. And it’s from the deep where we can listen to a touching and complete discourse on the interaction between men and women.

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    2013 Sunday, December 1st, Spazio Alfieri, 9:00 pm

    EU 013, The Last Frontier

    Italy 2013 62'
    Directed by: Alessio Genovese
    The film tells for the first time what happens within the Italian Centres for Identification and Expulsion (CIE), where each year thousands of foreigners are detained because they don’t have a valid residence permit. “History is meant to be remembered and not to be revived”, one of the detainees says.

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    2013 Monday, December 2nd, Spazio Alfieri, 9:00 pm


    Italy 2013 85'
    Directed by: Matteo Parisini
    In the seventies a group of forty young people founded a commune called “Lisola”, which remained active for more than twenty years. The result is an existential experience intense and revealing for an entire generation. the director creates a sophisticated research and reconstruction about his own roots and about a particular historical, political and cultural moment in Italy.

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    2013 Thursday, December 5th, Spazio Alfieri, 6:30 pm

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