Florence November 25th – December 2nd 2016

International documentary film festival

    David Bowie, Man with a Hundred Faces or The Phantom of Hérouville

    France 2015 70'
    Directed by: Christophe Conte, Gaëtan Chataigner
    A rich, multi-layered portrait of one of the most versatile, genial personalities of pop music, this film goes back on the fundamental steps in the career of David Bowie. The musical research carried out by the artist goes hand in hand with the creation – anything but extemporaneous – of so many characters that made their mark on his concert stages, from Ziggy Stardust to The Thin White Duke. A few emergent French artists (such as Jeanne Added, Mathieu Saïlaly, and Lou Doillon) contribute with beautiful covers of songs that will linger in collective memory for a very long time.

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    2016 Saturday, November 26, La Compagnia, 9 pm


    France, Germany 2016 90'
    Directed by: Thorsten Schütte
    A multi-faceted immersion with plenty of less known aspects into the musical universe and beyond of Frank Zappa, one of the most revolutionary contemporary composers. A summa of the ‘Zappa-thinking’ not only about musical theories and his daring experimentation, but also about politics, the rules of the show business, and the active role an artist can and must play within the media community.

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    2016 Sunday, November 27th, La Compagnia, 10:15 pm


    Sweden, Germany, Switzerland 2016 87'
    Directed by: Lamin Daniel Jadama, Göran Hugo Olsson, Lars Lovén
    The real music revolution today is happening in Africa, where urban music played in clubs is blending with traditional styles. The latest technologies and communication speed have helped shape new, excellent talents, whose music and ideas are quickly spreading in the rest of the world. Travelling from Dakar, across Accra, Lagos, Luanda, and finally getting to Johannesburg, we meet some of the most creative and interesting young artists of the current scene. This film also features their music videos and the voice of Fela Kuti, with excerpts of unpublished archival interviews.

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    2016 Monday, November 28, Spazio Alfieri, 10.30 pm

  • Songs for Madagascar

    Madagascar, France, Germany 2016 88'
    Directed by: Cesar Paes
    Songs for Madagascar offers an intimate journey across the island of Madagascar and its music It closely follows the creative work of a group of musicians and shows their encounters with local communities. Songs are more effective than long speeches. Through the medium of an entertaining and thought-provoking film by awardwinning director Cesar Paes working in close collaboration with the artists and with researchers at Southampton University brings to the attention of audiences in Madagascar, Europe and worldwide issues of global significance.

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    2016 Tuesday, November 29th, La Compagnia, 6:30 pm

  • The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America

    UK 2016 105'
    Directed by: Paul Dugdale
    A road movie in the wake of The Rolling Stones’ tour in early 2016 which took the band in ten cities of Latin America. Electrifying live performances are combined with a more intimate gaze close to the world of the legendary band. The tour’s last and concert took place in Havana, in front of over one million people, with an incredibly exciting, memorable performance.

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    2016 Tuesday, November 29, La Compagnia, 8.30 pm

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