Venetian Nights

50 - Santarcangelo Festival

by Michele Mellara & Alessandro Rossi
Italy, 2020, 77', color, DCP
Sunday 06 September 2020
21:30 Isola degli Autori Public, free entrance
V.O. ITA sub ENG
Reservation required on giornatedegliautori.com starting from August 31st

screenplay
Michele Mellara & Alessandro Rossi

cinematography
Marco Mensa
editing
Mattia Biancucci

music
Giuseppe Tranquillino Minerva
sound
Alessandro Rossi

with
Roberto Bacci
Antonio Attisani
Motus
Ermanna Montanari
Silvio Castiglioni
Mariangela Gualtieri
Silvia Bottiroli
Fabio Bruschi

producer
Ilaria Malagutti
production
Mammut Film
in collaboration
Santarcangelo Festival
Home Movies - Archivio nazionale del film di famiglia
with the support of
E-R Film Commission
Regione Emilia-Romagna
Comune di Santarcangelo di Romagna

world sales
Mammut Film
malagutti@mammutfilm.it
www.mammutfilm.it

italian
press office
Michela Giorgini 
giorginimichela@gmail.com


Hundreds of performances, theater troupes; myriad encounters, words, passions and regrets, clashes. From the political theater of the early 1970s to the theater troupes and ‘Third Theater' of the ‘80s ; along with the actor's theater, performance theater and up to the No Theater Festival: the festival of the arts at large. The Santarcangelo Festival perfectly reflects the changing trends in the performing arts in our country and plays an important role in our artistic, political and social history.




 

Filmography

2020 50 - Santarcangelo Festival [doc]
2019 Vivere che rischio [Life Is Deadly, doc]
2017 L'incontro [The Match, short]
2017 I'm in love with my car [doc]
2014 Pascoliana [doc]
2012 God save the green [doc]
2012 Morris' Bag [doc]
2010 La febbre del Fare, Bologna 1945-1980
[Work Fever, Bologna 1945-1980, doc]
2007 Le vie dei farmaci [Health for Sale, doc]
2006 Un metro sotto i pesci
[One Meter Below the Fish, doc]
2003 Domà Case a S. Pietroburgo
[Domà, Houses in S. Petersburg, doc]
2002 Fortezza Bastiani [Fort Bastiani]





We work with collages, emotional associations - at times classical, at times borrowed from pop culture - between music and images, sounds and poetry, faces and short tales of everyday life. Locations speak volumes, like archives, or people. Santarcangelo Festival is a mosaic started fifty years ago, which we decided to put to the test, on film, for this historic anniversary, so that mosaic - of a city, a community, and an ideal - will live on over the years. Theater is every civilization's buried demon.

Michele Mellara and Alessandro Rossi have worked together for roughly two decades. Fort Bastiani was their first feature (Solinas Prize for best screenplay, nomination for best new director, David di Donatello awards). The duo has devoted their documentaries to major themes of modern life, from the right to healthcare (Health for SaleLife is Deadly), to globalization (God Save the GreenI'm in Love with My Car), to Italian politics (La febbre del fare). Their films have been screened and broadcast all over the world, stirring debate and winning numerous awards. In 2017 Biografilm arranged a tribute to the directing pair.




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