Venetian Nights


by Giancarlo Soldi
Italy, 2019, 76', color
Screenplay: Giancarlo Soldi, Marco Lodoli
Friday 30 August 2019
21:30 Villa degli Autori Free entrance is subjects to the availability

Giuseppe Baresi
Silvia Di Domenico
Teho Teardo

Riccardo Vianello
[Philip Rembrandt]

Stefania Casini
Bizef  Produzione

in collaboration with
Rai Com
Rsi Radiotelevisione Svizzera 
Rai Cultura

with the support of
[Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali]
Toscana Film Commission
in associazione con in association with
Laser Digital Film

The late 1960s: Paris, London and Milan all move at the same fast pace, fueled by a fresh creative and rebellious impetus. Guido Crepax picks up on this energy in Milan, a creative hothouse undergoing what is also an aesthetic revolution, and transfers it to a comic strip in which art, music, design, film and fashion all blend together, breaking with traditional narrative structure. The dreamy photographer Valentina, Crepax's alter ego, becomes a cross-generational icon.



2019 Cercando Valentina
Il mondo di Guido Crepax
2019 Diabolik sono io (doc)
2016 Cinque mondi (doc)
2015 Bianca, la folle illusione (doc)
2014 Nessuno siamo perfetti (doc)
2012 Come Tex nessuno mai (doc)
2009 Graphic Reporter (doc)
2008 Così lontani, così vicini (doc)
2007 Un mondo cantato (doc)
2006 Nuvole parlanti (doc)
2000 Un angolo di mondo (doc)
1992 Nero
1986 Candid Kantor (doc)
1989 Frammenti d'amore (doc)
1985 Polsi sottili (short)
1982 No future (short)
1979 Paranaia (short)

Giancarlo Soldi directed his first film in 1979, the short Paranaia. His 1982 short No Future earned kudos at the Filmmaker Festival in Milan. In 1985 his short Polsi sottili won an award for original story at Filmmaker, and Soldi presented it in the Berlinale's Forum section. He went on to make Candid Kantor, a documentary for the Center for Contemporary Art in Nuremberg, which won a Special Mention at the Festival Teatro in video in 1986. His first feature-length film, Nero, was selected for the Venice Film Festival in 1992. In 2001, his documentary Un angolo di mondo won the first Creative Film Award at the Chicago Film Festival. And in 2014 his film Nessuno siamo perfetti premiered at the Torino Film Festival and received a Special Mention at the Silver Ribbons.

"The address on Valentina's ID reads Via De Amicis 45, Milan, which is none other than the address of Guido Crepax. She thus really inhabited his own dream, his work table, his pencils, his imagination. Crepax is Valentina, and this was my starting point, as was Milan itself, then a magnet for artists who could portray the contemporary world, like Guido Crepax. He was a leading light at that magical juncture of coincidences that would result in modernity; above all, with his own highly personal style, he was one of its driving forces. Crepax was a champion of the changes at work - that new beginning - and I want audiences to appreciate his complexity and modernity." [Giancarlo Soldi]

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