Florence November 28th – December 5th 2014

International documentary film festival


    Italy 2014 59'
    Directed by: Mattia Colombo
    “Seest thou aught?” asked Jesus to the miraculously-cured person who had his sight restored for the first time. “And he looked up and said, I see men; for I behold them as trees, walking”. Alberi che camminano is the beautiful film made by Mattia Colombo and written along with Erri De Luca, who also serves as narrator. An ancient bond unites man to wood. The walking trees are a young woodcutter, a luthier, a sculptor, a naval engineer, and an old partisan.

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    2014 Tuesday, December 2nd, Spazio Alfieri, 8:30 pm


    Italy 2014 84'
    Directed by: Maria Arena
    “Prostitutes lost the sense of their bodies, they don’t give them any value, they only give them death… That’s why we are close to ascend to the Kingdom of Heaven.” One of the protagonists of this film quotes the words of Jesus in order to explain how does it feel to be a buttana [vernacular for bitch] in San Berillo, an historic district of Catania which has been the universe of transvestites for fifty years.

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    2014 Wednesday, December 3rd, Spazio Alfieri, 8:30 pm

  • I Want to See the Manager

    Italy/Germany 2014 93'
    Directed by: Hannes Lang
    The sophisticated film by Hannes Lang, setting an accurate investigation on the economic and human conditions of our planet, is made up of seven episodes. India, Bolivia, China, United States of America, Italy, Thailand, Venezuela, every location contains fragments of the other, every frame in this documentary support the others in building a clear and complete debate on the transformation of the global system.

    2014 Monday, December 1, Spazio Alfieri, 8:30 pm

  • Il cerchio perfetto
    The Perfect Circle

    Italy/Slovenia/Netherlands/UK 2014 75'
    Directed by: Claudia Tosi
    Ivano and Meris live in two rooms next to each other in a hospice located over the hills, in Emilia. Ivano and Meris don’t know each other. The person who is taking care of Ivano is his wife while Meris is assisted by her husband. In The Perfect Circle the director seems to be willing to find again what the ‘time of taking care’ allows us to see. Claudia Tosi recovers the subtle memory of the eyes seeing the perfect circle of life.

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    2014 Friday, December 5, Spazio Alfieri, 7:00 pm

  • Il Diario di Felix

    Italy 2014 75'
    Directed by: Emiliano Mancuso
    Valerio, Giuseppe, Emad, the guests of the Casa Felix rehabilitation youth centre, are ‘grownup adolescents’ who have already been found guilty. The film traces their bodies, their desires, and a painful tie with a world they still don’t know but they’re already fighting. The debut film of Emiliano Mancuso gracefully actualizes in the point-of-view shots of those who are seeking a plotline in their lives. It is a film that explores the intimacy of human relationships in order to recapture a desire for the same.

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    2014 Sunday, November 30th, Spazio Alfieri, 8:30 pm

  • L’albero di trasmissione

    Italy 2014 50'
    Directed by: Fabrizio Bellomo
    The Ciliberti family invents and implements mechanical devices, engines, and works of art. They travel with their mind at the speed of light, departing from the universe of thoughts up to their home, the island-garden of the San Cataldo district in Bari, Italy. The filmic device set up by Fabrizio Bellomo to describe three generations of a family unravels the syntax of an archaic language. This will serve to hand on to their children the ability to impose their will on inanimate matter.

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    2014 Thursday, December 4th, Spazio Alfieri, 8:30 pm

  • SmoKings

    Italy/Switzerland 2014 90'
    Directed by: Michele Fornasero
    After having stolen millions of clients from the tobacco corporations, especially from Philip Morris, selling cigarettes online all over the world, the Messina brothers decide to open their own factory in the outskirts of Turin to earn Italian market shares and to fight the big brands head to head.

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    2014 Saturday, November 29th, Spazio Alfieri, 9:00 pm

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