Florence November 28th – December 5th 2014

International documentary film festival

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  • Bologna Centrale

    France 2003 65'
    Directed by: Vincent Dieutre
    Twenty years after his stay in Bologna, from 1977 to 1980, Vincent Dieutre goes back to the city in which he had his first homosexual love and start using drugs. The filmmaker retraces, through a diary-film, the memories of his youth spent close to the far left wing during the anni di piombo and their ideologies, which degenerated into violence in that period, and finally died in the era of Berlusconi.

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    2014 Wednesday, December 3rd, Istituto Francese, 7:00 pm

  • Leçons de ténèbres
    Tenebrae Lessons

    France/Belgium 2000 77'
    Directed by: Vincent Dieutre
    “The Nineties had a pretty bad start”, this is how Vincent Dieutre introduces us to the shadows of his personal universe in those years going through Utrecht, Naples and Rome. In three chapters and two love stories, this geographical and sentimental trip is also a quest for the research of beauty through the shadowy art and Caravaggio, his main initiator.

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    2014 Tuesday, December 2nd, Istituto Francese, 7:00 pm

  • Orlando ferito Roland blessé
    Roland Wounded

    France 2013 121'
    Directed by: Vincent Dieutre Montaggio/Editing: Dominique Auvray
    In 1975, Pasolini bitterly proclaimed the extinction of fireflies, symbolizing the pure and uncorrupt people, due to the birth of a new fascism originating the cultural and political death of the western world. After almost forty years, Dieutre lands in a Sicily marked by mafia, marginalities, homosexuality seen as a shame and the stories of migrants approaching Lampedusa and he will find right there a chance of survival and social reorganization. He will discover that fireflies have not already disappeared.

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    2014 Saturday, November 29th, Odeon, 6:30 pm

  • Rome Désolée
    Desolate Rome

    France 1995 75'
    Directed by: Vincent Dieutre
    The Eighties. A tale of Rome made of train stations, dark alleys, graffiti on walls and grey skies, in which dull walkways a young homosexual tells his confessions crosses, starting from the Termini Station, a city made of stories of illnesses, deaths, loves, solitude. An intimate and detailed diary of sexual meetings where there is no place for feelings and weaknesses are fought back with alcohol and drugs.

    2014 Monday, December 1st, Istituto Francese, 7:00 pm

  • Ti penso
    Haïku

    France/Belgium 2008 5'
    Directed by: Vincent Dieutre
    "December 2008, Rome, Villa Médicis. It’s raining. I’m waiting for someone; he is here now. I feel alright. It’s still raining". (v.d.)

    2014 Tuesday, December 2nd, Istituto Francese, 7:00 pm

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