"It is a film made of images, but above all voices. I spent a lot of time in Venice for the making of Atlantis and I had to deal with young girls and underage boys. It was there that a friendship was born with Marina Valcarenghi, an eighty-year-old Milanese woman who had organized the Popular Festival at Lambro Park with her brother when she was young. Marina ran the magazine Re Nudo, worked on women's rights, brought psychoanalysis into the prisons of Opera and Bollate, talking to rapists, murderers and studying gender violence like few others in Italy. Often during our meetings these topics emerged and they were not at all easy even to listen to, but since I have always been interested in moving into dangerous territory, I thought I would put this knowledge of hers into a film, which, unlike my other work, is not so much about 'a place' as it is about a topic." [Yuri Ancarani]
Yuri Ancarani is an Italian video artist and filmmaker. His works have been displayed in numerous exhibitions and national and international museums, such as: the PAC Contemporary Art Pavilion in, MAMbo – Modern Art Museum of Bologna, the Kunstverein Hannover, the Castello di Rivoli, Manifesta 12 (Palermo), the Kunsthalle Basel, the Venice Biennale, CAC Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, the Centre Pompidou, the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), and the Palais de Tokyo (Paris). His films have been presented at numerous festivals, including the Locarno Film Festival, Viennale, Venice Film Festival, IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Amsterdam’s IDFA. He has also received numerous awards and nominations, such as the Special Jury Prize CINÉ+ (Cineasti del presente, Locarno Film Festival), five nominations for Cinema Eye Honors at the Museum of the Moving Image (New York); and the Grand Prix in Lab Competition at the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival. In 2022, his film Atlantide was a finalist for Best Documentary at the David di Donatello Awards.