Florence 10th - 17th November 2012

International documentary film festival


    Directed by: Paolo Pisanelli
    Storie di Taranto (working title) tells the tensions and passions of a city surrounded by a cloud of smog, intoxicated at an unsustainable level for the life of its inhabitants. Air, land and water are poisoned, like in a apocalyptic science fiction movie, while the fire keeps on burning the coal to produce steel in the blast furnaces of ILVA, the largest steelworks in Europe, built in the midst of the houses and opened with the name of ITALSIDER nearly fifty years ago. We follow the everyday life of a dozen characters, linked by the interventions of a radio host broadcasting from the Old City. Storie di Taranto is a film about the hopes and fears of those who live in the shadow of a large factory that employs more than twelve thousand people. During the site the director will show sequences filmed during the last events and will share with the audience the main difficulty of the narrative: the construction of a choral narration that mixes with a network of visions and the with the chronicles of a town.

    2012 Tuesday, November 13th, Spazio Uno, 3:00 pm


    Directed by: Giovanni Cioni
    A center of socialization in Florence, Ponterosso, with people who experienced the prison, addiction, life on the street, or have dealt with mental problems. And now they are “back.” Some disappear, to reappear after a few months. Sometimes they never come back. I was invited there to do interviews. I then proposed to invent a movie with them, and the movie had to be for Ulysses. Ulysses is the missing one, prey to monsters and mermaids, the one who returns from the land of the dead, in an endless journey. I am shooting the film for some years now. It is an experience of continuous exchange. The film could be endless, like life that goes on, and whose events become part of the film. I could make a film with each of the people I met at Ponterosso. The issue I want to deal with in the Cantiere lies in this relationship between the time of the film and the one of life. The question will be: why to make a movie like that? Perhaps to find something of mine (that belongs to each of us) in the lives of the others.

    2012 Monday, November 12th, Spazio Uno, 3:00 pm


    Directed by: Carlo Arciero, Alberto Fasulo, Enrico Vecchi
    In 4 years of research, of writing and rewriting of the film, we have moved from the idea of a documentary film based on pure observation, to the need to articulate what we observed in a narrative way. The reality we investigated changed so quickly that, once written, it became already surpassed by reality itself, mainly because of an economic crisis that upset (and continues to disrupt) the job market scenario we chose for our film. Eventually, instead of thinking in terms of fidelity to reality (elusive in itself), to talk about credibility, finding in the field of fiction an unexpected ally.

    2012 Saturday, November 17th, Spazio Uno, 3:00 pm

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