Florence October 10th – 17th, 2017

International documentary film festival


Sunday, October 15th, La Compagnia, 11:00am


Public meeting with the filmmakers

Sunday, October 15th, La Compagnia, 3:00pm

by Lissette Orozco
Cile, 2017, 96’

The film-maker’s favourite aunt, who migrated from Chile to Australia long ago, was accused of being one of the torturers of political prisoners during the Pinochet dictatorship; in other words, of being a member of DINA, the regime political police. She denies all charges; her niece decides to film her, begin to talk to her, investigate to find the truth.

Sunday, October 15th, La Compagnia, 4:45pm

The Anatomy Of A Miracle
by Alessandra Celesia
France, Italia, 2017, 83’

Exceeding all evidence and all natural laws, this is the ultimate substance of miracles. The spirit that animates the three leading characters of this film is similar: Giusy, a restless, free mind in a wheelchair-bound body; Fabiana, a transsexual who coordinates a community of believers; and Sue Song, a Korean pianist who came to Naples to communicate via her music. There is a fourth protagonist: the Madonna dell’Arco. She houses all the contradictions of these lives and impulses: violence and love, blasphemy and mercy, sorrow and hope, ancient and modern.

Sunday, October 15th, La Compagnia, 6:30pm

7 Veils
by Sepideh Farsi
Afghanistan, Francia, 2017, 80’

Afghanistan is very little known: a few commonplaces, the word Taliban, a war that has never stopped since the Soviet era, but seems to have taken a new course from 2001. We know that the country is devastated by a permanent state of war and its population is in great distress. With her camera, Sepideh Farsi aims at the heart of this country, piecing together a sensitive, subjective, and non-judgmental mosaic.

Sunday, October 15th, La Compagnia, 8:30 pm

by by Ben Lewis
U.K. 2017, 90’

It’s 1967 and the Beatles face a major problem: they are the most famous, commercially successful band ever, but their tax bills could bankrupt them. Their answer is to invest their money in a new company, Apple Corps. Today Apple Corps mostly just runs the Beatles back catalogue, but in the late Sixties it was one of the most colourful, outlandish and chaotic companies that ever existed. The Beatles set up a fashion shop, hair dressing salon, tech start-up, poetry division, film production department and of course their own record label. The idea was to spread the values of the new Hippie movement around the world. In this unauthorised film, the true story behind Apple, an unrepeatable experiment in “Hippie Capitalism” is told for the first time.

Sunday, October 15th, La Compagnia, 10:15pm

by Robert Drew &Associates
USA, 1963, 52’

In the spring of 1963, the newspapers began to talk of a new crisis underway. A federal court had ordered the University of Alabama to let two black students enrol. The governor, George Wallace, threatened to physically block their admittance, and John F. Kennedy was obliged to decide whether to resort to the presidency’s power to support racial equality. Crisis captures the dramatic unfolding of events until an extraordinary climax, in which important decision-making processes inside the Oval Office are filmed by a camera.

Sunday, October 15th, La Compagnia, 10:15pm

by Robert Drew & Associates
USA, 1964, 12’

On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was murdered. Faces of November, awarded at the 1964 Venice Film Festival, recorded the funeral, showing the poise of Jackie and his family, the grief of so many ordinary people, and the faces marked by a tragedy that filled an entire nation with dismay.

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