At the cinema La Compagnia in Florence “Prime Visioni” continues. The proposal, organized by Festival dei Popoli, is focused on documentaries made at the beginning of his/her career by filmmakers who are now become famous. Seeing, or rediscovering, these films on the big screen allows us not only to propose to today’s audience film of high quality, but also to verify if it is true that in the debut works there are the constitutive elements of a poetics, then deepened in the most mature productions.

2nd appointment – Sunday 29 March, 7.00 p.m.

La baracca, di Pietro Marcello (Italia, 2005, 26′)

Naples. Maurizio, a young homeless, settled on the steps leading to Corso Vittorio Emanuele and there, one piece at a time, he set up his shack. A theatrical play… in the open air.

Il passaggio della linea, by Pietro Marcello (Italy, 2007, 57′)

On board the express trains, which cross the peninsula day and night in an eternal comings and goings, the time of the journey coincides with that of waiting: an existential suspension between what is left behind and what awaits us. Pietro Marcello elaborates the filmic matter (images, sound, music) to transform an action quite ordinary as taking a train into a multisensory and dreamlike experience.

The author – Pietro Marcello (Caserta, 1976) with Bella e perduta (2015) and Martin Eden (2019), in competition at the 76th Venice Film Festival, has established himself as one of the most interesting and innovative contemporary filmmakers.

Selection by Alberto Lastrucci (Festival dei Popoli Archives) – Thanks to Pietro Marcello, Avventurosa, Indigo Film

Cinema La Compagnia

Via Cavour, 50/r, Firenze

Tickets – Full price: € 5,00 – Reduced ticket: € 4,00

This review, curated by the Festival dei Popoli in collaboration with the Fondazione Sistema Toscana, is part of a collaborative project for the conservation and enhancement of archives that involves the Region of Tuscany and the Archival and Bibliographic Superintendence of Tuscany.